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Calcium Rich Recipes

Get your daily dose of calcium with these awesome recipes, packed with apt ingredients like dairy products ( milk, curds, cheese, Paneer and Buttermilk), green leafy vegetables (like Spinach, amaranth. colocassia, Fenugreek etc. and other vegetables like Broccoli), Walnuts and pulses (like Chana Dal, urad dal, Masoor Dal, green moong dal, yellow moong dal, Moong, moth beans, chana) . There are calcium-rich recipes to cater to all age groups, ranging from colourful, exciting recipes for kids and youngsters to traditional, easily-chewable recipes for seniors. Here is  a list of TOP 42 Calcium Rich Foods.

Calcium is required from Kids to Adults

Calcium is a mineral that makes bones stay strong. The human body consistently remove small amounts of calcium from our bones and that has to be topped up with Calcium rich foods. Calcium is a necessity for all … right from a newborn to an aged person, as the body’s need for calcium actually increases as one gets older. This is so because bones reach maximum strength and density around age 30, but as we age, our body absorbs calcium from our diet at a lower rate. We need to eat foods high in calcium to make up for this lower absorption and to help maintain the bone strength gained in the former years.

How does Calcium get absorbed in your body?

The 2 keys to Calcium absorption is to make sure you are getting enough Vitamin D and healthy fat. If you are deficient in Vitamin D, then your body is not going to absorb calcium properly. Spent time out in the sun to get your Vitamin D and if not then take supplementation for it. There are many individuals who go on crash diets and eat low fat foods or avoid fat altogether. This will result in the hinderance of calcium absorption and lead to calcium deficiency in your body. Healthy fat examples are avocado, olive oil, almonds, walnuts, peanuts, paneer, coconut milk etc.

3 Things to ensure that your Calcium Levels are topped up.

  3 Things to ensure that your calcium levels are topped up.
1. Eat Calcium Rich Foods
2. Top up your Vitamin D
3. Ensure you take healthy Fat in your diet.

Calcium Recommended Daily Allowance

Calcium requirements for adult men above 50 is 1,000 mg per day and adult women above 50 is 1,200 mg per day. For a detailed RDA (recommended daily allowance) of Calcium, please see Daily Calcium Requirements

Enjoy our collection of Calcium Rich Indian Recipes given below from Calcium Rich Breakfast to Desserts.

Calcium Breakfast (49 recipes)
Calcium Dals & Kadhis (23 recipes)
Calcium Rich Desserts (36 recipes)
Calcium Rich Drinks Smoothies Juices (43 recipes)
Calcium Rich International Recipes (36 recipes)
Calcium Rich Rice, Khichdi and Biryani (18 recipes)
Calcium Rich Rotis & Parathas (31 recipes)
Calcium Rich Salads & Raitas (43 recipes)
Calcium Rich Soups (18 recipes)
Calcium Rich Starters & Snacks (58 recipes)
Calcium Rich Vegetables (66 recipes)

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Buckwheat Khichdi, Farali Kutto Khichdi Recipe, Vrat Recipe, Fasting Recipe
Recipe# 33302
16 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
One look at this recipe and you know that faaral foods can be more sumptuous and often more flavourful than everyday meals! The garnish of sesame seeds and coriander is to this khichdi what a cherry is to icing! It really boosts the aroma and flav ....
Makhane ki Kheer
Recipe# 8693
15 Oct 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Rich in protein and calcium, makhana or fox-nut combines beautifully with low-fat milk to make a creamy and delicious kheer. A lacing of nutmeg powder and saffron lends an aesthetic touch to the Makhane ki Kheer, making this a memorable dessert that lingers on your taste buds. Makhana is also a grea ....
Easy Cheesy Vegetable Pasta
Recipe# 2993
15 Oct 18

by Tarla Dalal
This pasta dish is satisfying because of its high carbohydrate content which is beneficial for you especially during your first trimester and also while you are lactating. The milk and cheese are good sources of protein and calcium while the other ingredients supplement this recipe with iron, folic ....
Cauliflower Greens Mixed Sprouts Tikki
Recipe# 42537
06 Jul 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Make the most of cauliflower greens to up your haemoglobin levels! Though not very commonly used, these greens are a very good source of iron and lend themselves to the preparation of very tasty dishes, such as this Cauliflower Greens Mixed Sprouts Tikki. This easy and tasty starter uses mixed s ....
Nourishing Moong Soup ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy )
Recipe# 33012
01 Oct 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Moong soup, subtly flavoured with curry leaves and lemon juice, this moong soup is easily digestible and high on energy. Carrots and paneer increase the protein and vitamin a content making this soup a great starter to meals.
Cauliflower Greens, Methi and Palak Healthy Subzi
Recipe# 42325
24 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
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Do you tend to use the cauliflower and throw away the greens? Don’t do that ever again, because what you consider as waste is actually a tasty, green, nutri-dense ingredient that can be used to make awesomely tasty dishes like this one! The Cauliflower Greens, Methi and Palak Healthy Subzi featu ....
Paneer Tikka Kathi Rolls
Recipe# 3559
22 Sep 18

by Tarla Dalal
These rolls are a healthy version of frankies and make a complete meal by themselves. The chapatis have been made with whole wheat flour which is a good source of iron and fibre as compared to the usual plain flour (maida) rotis. The paneer and vegetable filling enriches these rolls with essential ....
Makhmali Paneer Tikka ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 34730
28 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
True to its name, this tikka will melt in your mouth and delight your palate! replacing the fat-laden white gravy of cream and cashews with whole wheat bread mayonnaise results in a healthier version, which you can serve in portions of two pieces.
Quinoa, Rocket Leaves and Chickpea Veg Salad, Buddha Bowl
Recipe# 42411
27 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
The Urban Dictionary defines a Buddha Bowl as “a bowl which is packed so full that it has a rounded belly appearance on the top much like the belly of a Buddha.” Commonly, the term is used to describe a salad lunch that’s chock-full of healthy ingredients, including veggies, beans or lentils, an ....
Bajra Khichdi (  Rajasthani)
Recipe# 3894
27 Sep 18

by Tarla Dalal
When one thinks of homely food, khichdi is the first option that comes to mind. A wholesome khichdi can warm your heart and make you comfortable after a long and busy day, and this sumptuous Bajra Khichdi is sure to live up to your expectations. Rajasthanis use more of millets like bajra than rice, ....
Palak Paneer, How To Make Homemade Palak Paneer Recipe
Recipe# 30899
02 Aug 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Many of the best loved vegetarian Punjabi dishes are the ones where paneer is combined with a vegetable. Paneer is widely used and very popular in Punjab due to the abundance of milk and milk products in the area. This combination of spinach and paneer is no ....
Whey Soup ( Calcium Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35065
03 Aug 18

by Tarla Dalal
Don’t discard the whey the next time you make paneer. This liquid is a great source of protein , vitamins and minerals. A soup make from whey with chunks of calcium -laden ....
Saffron Chenna Pie
Recipe# 4820
01 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
When we are kids, moms worry about avoiding cavities in our teeth, and when we get older we start worrying about tooth decay. In short, taking care of our teeth is a headache during most stages of our life! Well, taking care of your teeth can be fun too. Here, for instance, we show you how to supple ....
Spicy Soya Bhurji
Recipe# 22415
10 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Can you even imagine the usually bland soya granules in such an interesting form? Be prepared to be surprised! Ginger-garlic adds its unique flavour to the Spicy Soya Bhurji, as do the well-chosen combination of spices. Spice lovers can add more zing to this
Gujarati Kadhi
Recipe# 106
18 Jul 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Kadhi is a traditional gujarati preparation of a wonderful sweet and spicy curd mixture thickened with gram flour, which can be enhanced in many ways using other ingredients like pakoras and koftas. Remember never to boil the kadhi on a high flame as it tends to curdle. Gujarati kadhi goes very well ....
Creamy Macaroni with Broccoli
Recipe# 3308
16 Jul 18

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by Tarla Dalal
No Neapolitan meal is ever complete without a dish of macaroni. Macaroni was invented in this region and the word today has almost become generic for dried pasta. Although known elsewhere in Italy as "maccheroni", macaroni is the spelling used in Naples and throughout Europe. Macaroni tossed in a cr ....
Broccoli and Paneer Tikki ( Healthy Starter)
Recipe# 35022
19 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
The Broccoli and Paneer Tikki is a simple yet innovative starter that’ll brace the tummy for an exciting meal! Featuring a healthy blend of ingredients like antioxidant-rich broccoli, calcium-rich paneer a ....
Doodhi Theplas
Recipe# 3592
24 Sep 18

 by Tarla Dalal
This is the real thing - a healthy snack that is full of protein, calcium and fibre. You'll be amazed at how easily this traditional Gujarati dish can be made 'healthy' by skipping the oil that is considered so essential to cook them. They also make a great travelling snack, as they stay well for ....
Papaya and Green Apple Smoothie
Recipe# 40111
19 Oct 18

by Tarla Dalal
The delightful flavour and amazing texture of this smoothie will surely be noticed by you! An amazing blend of fruits, curds and vanilla essence makes this a real heart throb. In fact, once you taste it, this Papaya and Green Apple Smoothie will win hands down over any junky snack you might consider ....
Methi Pakoda Kadhi
Recipe# 4342
08 Aug 18

 by Tarla Dalal
The perfect dish to serve for a Holiday lunch. Fenugreek dumplings are deep fried and dunked for a few seconds in milk and then immersed in the curd kadhi. This process of soaking the fenugreek dumplings in milk makes them softer and more succulent and reduces the sharpness of the curd based kadhi.
Paneer Bhurji
Recipe# 190
05 Jul 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Paneer bhurji is a popular preparation loved by indians across the world. It is an easy, spicy dish that tastes great with bread and parathas! down south, paneer bhurji is sometimes used as a stuffing for dosas to make paneer dosa, similar to the aloo-filled masala dosa! the most important tip for m ....
Hara Tava Paneer ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 34726
29 Jun 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Step-by-step, this recipe will trigger all your good senses… because, not only is the paneer marinated in tangy green chutney, it is also layered with a spicy corn mixture.
Dahi Bhindi ki Subji
Recipe# 3568
26 Jun 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Here's a great way to enjoy a Rajasthani delicacy that is simply sumptuous and low in calories. Choose young and tender bhindis for this recipe that will cook quickly. Above all, the rich and fascinating aroma is so tempting that you won't feel that you're eating low calorie food.
Palak Paneer
Recipe# 22796
20 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Palak or saag is one of the favourite leafy vegetables in north Indian households. They use the versatile palak in a variety of preparations such as raita, gravy and even kofta!
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Calcium Rich Recipes
 on 28 Jul 18 03:51 PM

Tarla ji Your recipes are very delicious 17 years back when I bought Microwave Oven gifted your recipes booklet with lot of gourmets you are the most senior Master chef in India thanking You D D Prasad
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Tarla Dalal    Happy to know you have liked the recipe. Do try more recipes and give us your feedback. Happy Cooking!!
30 Jul 18 10:29 AM
Calcium Rich Recipes
 on 06 Sep 17 02:52 PM

Great collection of Calcium rich Indian recipes. You have gone into great depth giving explanations and nutritive values.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Meena. Glad you liked the collection of recipes.
06 Sep 17 02:53 PM