Personally, I don't think it is necessary to measure and count all the spices. Spices have around 10 to 20 calories per tablespoon so if you add 2, 3, 4 spices to a dish you are cooking that may be 4 servings you are adding maybe less than 20 calories for your one serving. The most important thing to get a handle on with Indian food is the amount of oil or ghee you are cooking with. That 's where the fat and calories add up. For several days measure the amount of oil you put in the pan/karhai when you make subjis or tarka. You will get a good sense of how much you really need to use. Many times I add oil then I take some out because I don't need so much. You can keep on measuring always if you want.
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I add every Ingredient when I track my Recipe--the exact measures of things like Salt,Chilli Powder,Masalas and Turmeric as well as the quantities of Vegetables or Meat and Chicken in kilos.Measure Oil ,Butter or Ghee in Tablespoons for this is more accurate than using milliliters.Also add exact quantities of Seasonings like Mustard,Cumin or any other Seeds and Hing Powder(Asafoetida).This gives you a 90-99% accurate Calorie count.
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You have to find calories in the ingredients in food you eat and come up with your own calculations. It is hard. I read the nutrition labels from bags of flour and daals I buy at Indian grocery store and come up with a fairly accurate estimate. It is cumbersome and when I am serious about tracking I tend to eat same foods over and over that I have figured out. Good Luck!
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