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कॅल्शियम युक्त आहार - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Calcium Rich Recipes recipes in Hindi)
કેલ્શિયમ યુક્ત આહાર - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Calcium Rich Recipes recipes in Gujarati)

Calcium Rich Recipes, Calcium Rich Indian Recipes, Calcium recipes for strong bones

calcium rich recipes. calcium rich Indian recipes. calcium recipes for strong bones.  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 calcium rich recipes for kids and youngsters to traditional, easily-chewable recipes for seniors. Here is  a list of TOP 42 Calcium Rich Foods.

Whey Soup ( Calcium Rich Recipe )Whey Soup

Why do we need Calcium, How much Calcium do we need daily? Calcium rich recipes for strong bones. 

We often speak of healthy bones and strong teeth and most of us remember our parent’s admonition to "drink your milk." We may have probably resisted then, but as adults we are now more aware that the 'CALCIUM' and 'PROTEIN' from milk help to build a strong body.

Though astonishing as it may sound, approximately 1200 gm of calcium in found in our body, out of which 99% is found in the bones. The remaining 1% is used to maintain teeth, muscles, heart and nerves and also aids in blood clotting. To put it simply, WE NEED CALCIUM FOR STRONG BONES AND TEETH.

 

Chart of Daily Calcium Requirements from Kids to Adults

Group Need for Calcium Requirements (per day)
Kids Bones and teeth are at a growing stage and hence their need for calcium is high. 0-1 year - 500 mg
1-9 years – 400 mg
Teenagers Puberty promotes a quick and rapid growth spurt and so the need for calcium increases. 10-18 years-600 mg
Puberty to Middle Age For maintenance of bones and teeth. 19-49 years-400 mg
Adult Men As we age the bones lose calcium. Elderly women are at utmost risk of osteoporosis due to calcium loss as a result of hormonal changes (decrease in estrogen levels which otherwise initiates calcium absorption) occurring after menopause. above 50 years-400 mg
Adult Women 51–70 years 400 mg
Pregnant Women The growing fetus has high requirements of calcium which need to be supplemented through mums diet. 1000 mg
Lactating Mother A nursing mother has to make up for her and the baby’s requirement through breast milk. 1000 mg
     

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.

Avocado SaladAvocado Salad

Effects of Calcium deficiency on Bones 

The major outcome of calcium deficiency is bone and teeth abnormalities which are seen quite different in children and adults.

1. Rickets…Calcium deficiency in children…If children are deprived of calcium in their early stages of growth, it progressively leads to weakening and softening of bones making them fragile. Bowing of legs, enlargement of wrists, knees and ankles, poor muscular development, beaded ribs, large foreheads and protruding chest are some of the other features of rickets.

2. Osteoporosis…Adult Rickets…The low levels of calcium in adults leads to loss of bone mass to such an extent that the bones lose strength and becomes unable to perform its supporting role in the body. Fractures may occur due to minor falls and bumps or bones may even break under their own weight. People with osteoporosis may have a hump in their backs, curvature of the spine and rounded shoulders. These conditions may be caused by the buckling of their weakened spines, no longer being strong enough to hold the body upright.

Eat your paneer to top up your calcium levels

Have one cup of homemade full fat paneer and you get 75% of your calcium requirements in the day while low fat paneer will give only 18% of your paneer daily requirement if you are 50 plus in age. So always choose some paneer recipes like palak paneer recipe, ragi roti stuffed with paneer or palak paneer methi chaman

Palak PaneerPalak Paneer

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.

Don't forget your Til for topping up calcium

Til has the highest concentration of calcium. One cup of til or sesame seeds is 174% of your daily calcium requirements. So make this healthy Lebanese dip called tahini paste recipe made of til and olive oil only. 

Tahini Paste, Lebanese Tahini PasteTahini Paste, Lebanese Tahini Paste


Enjoy our collection of calcium rich recipes | calcium rich Indian recipes | calcium recipes for strong bones | given below from Calcium Rich Breakfast to Calcium Rich 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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Celery and Green Peas Soup
Recipe# 2374
21 Feb 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Celery has a very pleasing bitterness, if you have noticed. Combined with the nutty flavour of green peas and the pungent taste of onions, it results in a really exotic soup that you will enjoy thoroughly. The maida-milk mixture provides volume to the celery and green peas soup and also tones down t ....
Palak Methi Na Muthia, Gujarati Recipe
Recipe# 554
15 Feb 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
palak methi na muthia recipe | Gujarati palak methi muthia | Indian spinach and fenugreek dumplings | healthy palak methi muthia | with amazing 28 images. palak methi n ....
Vitamin Khichdi ( Protein Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35066
31 Jan 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
This dish is one meal but multi-nutrient! it is packed with vitamins and proteins that are found in abundance in paneer, moong sprouts and dalia. The veggies, masala and curd ensure that you have a delicious, and healthy meal.
Moong Dal and Spinach Soup
Recipe# 1339
31 Jan 20

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by Tarla Dalal
Good health in a bowlful, that is what this soup is! Moong Dal and Spinach Soup is a zero-oil recipe, brimful of protein, vitamin A and iron – all of which will make your eyes sharp and keen. Moreover, the use of low-fat milk reduces the calorie content of this recipe, while retaining a good q ....
Mini Nachni Pancake
Recipe# 38989
10 Feb 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Don’t let the colour of ragi flour put you off, because this sumptuous Mini Nachni Pancake is a winner in all other aspects, including flavour, aroma and nutrition! Loaded with iron and calcium, these toothsome pancakes will help start your day on an energetic and exciting note. Remember however tha ....
Grilled Broccoli Recipe
Recipe# 42228
28 Jan 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This is surely one of the yummiest ways to enjoy fresh and crisp broccoli! Marinated with lemon juice and black pepper, and then grilled to perfection, the Grilled Broccoli has a nice texture and fabulous flavour, with spicy and tangy tones. This delicious treat is also equally healthy, being ri ....
Ragi and Coriander Uttapa
Recipe# 4823
28 Jan 20

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by Tarla Dalal
Calcium and protein rich ragi along with vitamin and iron rich coriander combine tastefully in this healthy snack. While coriander itself has an irresistible flavour and aroma, this is further enhanced by the addition of chillies, onions, tangy curds and a traditional tempering too. These no-fuss, ....
Saatdhan Parathas
Recipe# 3588
28 Jan 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
As the name suggests, this paratha uses a combination of 7 different flours to nourish your body with nutrients like proteins, vitamin A, iron, calcium and fibre. I usually make these parathas on Sundays for brunch as these are very tasty and I only need to make kadhi or raita to complement them. ....
Doodhi Theplas
Recipe# 3592
29 Jan 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
doodhi thepla recipe | Gujarati lauki thepla | healthy doodhi thepla | bottle gourd thepla | with amazing 19 amazing pictures. Gujaratis love thepla and it is an ....
Stir-fried Paneer, Broccoli and Baby Corn Salad
Recipe# 36142
20 Jan 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sautéed in just a teaspoon of oil, this elegant salad is an excellent source of calcium thanks to the combination of paneer, broccoli and bean sprouts. The Stir-fried Broccoli, Baby Corn and Bean Sprouts Salad is like a booster dose for your bones! Onion seeds adds an Indian touch to this nutritious ....
Cream Of Broccoli Soup, Veg Broccoli Soup Recipe
Recipe# 351
05 Feb 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
cream of broccoli soup recipe | Indian style veg cream of broccoli soup | with amazing 22 images. Our cream of broccoli soup is an Indian style veg cream of broccoli soup.
Spinach and Cottage Cheese Dumplings
Recipe# 1588
16 Jan 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Looking for a snack that is easy to prepare yet healthy and non-fried? Try these delicious spinach and cottage cheese dumplings innovatively flavoured with nutmeg powder. The addition of baking soda makes these dumplings soft and comforting to bite into. Once you have prepared the ingredients, it ta ....
Strawberry Banana Milkshake
Recipe# 2567
16 Jan 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
strawberry banana milkshake recipe | Indian style strawberry banana milkshake | with amazing 9 images. Our strawberry banana milkshake recipe is an Indian style strawberry banana milkshake
Paneer Tikka Kathi Rolls
Recipe# 3559
11 Jan 20

 
 
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 ....
Bajra Khichdi (  Rajasthani)
Recipe# 3894
16 Nov 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
bajra khichdi recipe | Rajasthani bajra khichdi | healthy black millet Indian khichdi | with amazing images. When one thinks of homely food, khichdi is the first option that comes to mind. A wholesome khichdi can wa ....
Paneer Bhurji
Recipe# 190
11 Jan 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
paneer bhurji | dry paneer bhurji | how to make paneer bhurji | with 18 mazing images. paneer bhurji is made from paneer, tomatoes, onions, spices and pav bhaji masala which are cooked tog ....
Flax Seeds with Curd and Honey, Good For Weight Loss and Fitness
Recipe# 41113
06 Feb 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Many of us are aware of the health benefits of flax seeds, but are at a loss how to include it in our diet. This wonder seed is a treasure trove of omega-3 fatty acids, which help stabilise cell walls and reduce inflammation. Flax also has a unique blend of soluble fibre that binds with food to opti ....
Chocolate Mint Ice Cream
Recipe# 3998
20 Dec 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Chocolate and mint are a match made in heaven. The richness of chocolate and the peppiness of mint combine really well, resulting in a really aesthetic flavour and aroma. Naturally, this duo works out well not just in chocolates and milkshakes but in ice-creams too. What makes this Chocolate M ....
Nachni Dosa
Recipe# 1694
11 Jan 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
ragi dosa recipe | nachni dosa | finger millet dosa | healthy ragi dosa | with 28 amazing images. Ragi dosa also known as nachni dosa ....
Methi and Moong Sprouts Wrap
Recipe# 7467
16 Dec 19

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by Tarla Dalal
These sumptuous whole wheat wraps are perfect to have for brunch, or as a meal on the go. The use of fibre-rich ingredients like methi and moong make this an ideal food for diabetics. In general, most fibre-rich foods help the lower blood glucose levels, but methi is all the more efficient because i ....
Nourishing Moong Soup ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy )
Recipe# 33012
27 Nov 19

 
 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
Hara Tava Paneer ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 34726
25 Nov 19

 
 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.
Creamy Macaroni with Broccoli
Recipe# 3308
16 Nov 19

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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 ....
Stuffed Ragi Pancakes
Recipe# 5283
05 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Ragi is a very respectable grain because of its undisputed goodness and high nutrition content! No wonder it is used in almost all regions of India, in forms ranging from pancakes to porridge. The Stuffed Ragi Pancake is a very exciting way to consume this wonderful ingredient because it combi ....
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Calcium Rich Recipes
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 on 11 Feb 20 03:41 PM


Calcium Rich Recipes
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 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!!
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30 Jul 18 10:29 AM
Calcium Rich Recipes
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 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.
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06 Sep 17 02:53 PM