List of Protein Rich Vegetarian Indian Foods
Why do we need Protein Rich Foods?
Protein is one such nutrient that we usually take for granted, assuming that it will automatically come from one or the other ingredients we consume!
Almond Milk, Homemade Pure Almond Milk
However, we need to understand that not only do we need Protein Rich Foods throughout our life, we also need it in varying quantities, depending on the stage we are in.
The special requirements of proteins at different stages of our life, depend upon its functions during every age, may it be childhood, old age, or pregnancy.
Proteins Rich Foods are critical for 8 important tasks:
1. Growth and development of the body.
2. Managing the wear and tear of all cells of the body.
3. Bone and muscle development.
4. Forms a protective layer for skin, hair and nails.
5. Regulate several metabolic activities, such as the digestive enzymes and oestrogen, progesterone, testosterone etc.
6. Build immunity as anti-bodies, which protect the body against a host of infections, are made up of proteins.
7. Help in transport of oxygen to various parts of the body.
8. Aid in healthy vision by combining with vitamin A, which gets activated when it comes in contact with dim light.
Almond Bread, Homemade Almond Bread Without Eggs
Protein Rich Breakfast: Breakfast has always been the most important meal of the day, which all of us are aware of. The biggest challenge is choosing the right ingredients so you get enough protein along with a host of other nutrients to kick start your day correctly and work efficiently through the day as well.
Here is a detailed list of Vegetarian Protein Rich Foods from Buckwheat to Moong Dal. A complete protein must have nine essential amino acids which the human body does not produce.
21 Protein Rich Vegetarian Foods
So where do Vegetarians get their protein from? Eggs and Buckwheat is the only Vegetarian product which is a complete protein. The rest of the products listed below are also rich in protein so include them in your diet. If you don't take eggs, then make sure you choose Buckwheat in your diet.
Include these foods to make Buckwheat Groats Strawberry Porridge and Fluffy egg White Masala Omelette.
Buckwheat Groats Strawberry Porridge, Healthy Breakfast
Making breakfast in the morning that‘s quick is one of the major challenges of most home cooks. Further you want a nourishing breakfast too! It should be suitable for people of all ages including the kids who are the most fussy.
Well don’t despair, we have especially hand-picked protein rich recipes for you to try…
Paushtic Paratha and Mixed Dal Chila are some options which you can make in your own kitchen in no time.
Mixed Dal Chillas, Healthy Breakfast, Snack Recipe
Turn to Sprouts as a Source of Protein: Recognised as the true ‘living food’ and ‘Nature’s boon to mankind’, sprouts have added value to our diet since ancient times. Sprouts exemplify the amazing way in which nature works at continuing life. We all know that when a plant produces seeds, it stores in them all the nutrients needed for the new plants to grow from them.
These nutrients remain latent until germination occurs; and so, sprouting activates all these nutrients harnessing the full potential of the seed.
Sprouts are packed with protein, easy to digest, best for weight watchers, immune building and are also brimming with many vitamins and minerals. What more do you need to call it one of the best vegetarian source of protein.
Explore sprouts in the form of Sprouts Pancake, Sprouts Dhokla and Sprouted Matki Poha.
Sprouted Matki Poha
Cook Healthy with Protein Rich Nuts: Nuts like almonds and walnuts are one the best to include in your diet. These are rich in protein and omega-3 fatty acids which hep reduce inflammation in the body, which an otherwise could be a ladder to chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer.
The important thing is to use them wisely in cooking. While you can always have a few nuts in between your main meals, some other creative ideas are Homemade Almond Milk, Almond Flax Bread without Eggs and Homemade Almond Butter for Weight Loss.
Homemade Almond Butter, for Weight Loss and Athletes
Walnuts can be paired with a more healthy seed like chia seeds to make Coconut Chia Seed Pudding with Mixed Fruits and Walnut. This is a super healthy lunch option which is sure to keep you full for hours.
Coconut Chia Seeds Pudding with Mixed Fruits and Walnuts
Non-fried Protein Rich Starters
Deep fried tikkis are loved by one and all at snack time. But excess fat can be a welcome factor for many other diseases.
Try using a non-stick tava to enjoy all those tikkis, kebabs and cutlets you love to indulge into.
Groundnut Tikkis and Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki are a few examples of such protein rich snacks. These snacks can easily be made in your kitchen using a non-stick tava. Try them with a chutney of your choice and you will never be disappointed.
Just a bit of effort and you will have a nourishing fare on your table to begin your meal that’s healthy for your bones and body both.
Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki
You can also explore protein rich steamed delicacies like Sprouts and Palak Idli and Rajma Dhokla.
Sprouts and Palak Idli
Protein Rich Smoothies, Juices, Drinks, Milkshakes Recipes. Proteins play a critical role as the building blocks of our body.
They are involved in almost all the functions of the body, which are linked to growth and managing wear-and-tear of body cells. You will be surprised to know that each and every cell and enzyme, linked to any body function, is made up of proteins.
Chickoo and Nut Milkshake
Milk has been since ages as a good source of protein. Paired with a variety of fruits, we have whipped up quick protein rich fix-ups like Chickoo and Nut Milkshake, Grape Lassi and Date and Apple Shake.
With egg as a source of protein, there is a Preworkout Smoothie for Runners as well.
Whip up these shakes for breakfast or turn to them at any time of the day to satisfy your hunger the protein way...
Paneer and Spinach Soup
See our related artilce on protein rich Indian recipes. Try our protein rich paneer and spinach soup at 7 grams of protein per serving.