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Last Updated : May 18,2020



गर्भावस्था के लिए व्यंजन, डाइट, रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Pregnancy recipes in Hindi)
ગર્ભાવસ્થા માટેના વ્યંજન - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Pregnancy recipes in Gujarati)

Pregnancy Recipes, Indian Pregnancy Diet, Healthy Pregnancy Food

pregnancy recipes. Indian pregnancy recipe collection. The joy and excitement of bringing a new life into this world is not only pleasurable but also demands a lot of responsibility. You should be ready to accept it as a challenge by maintaining a healthy diet so as to nurture the new life growing within you. All that you eat before and during the pregnancy is largely responsible for not only your health, but your baby’s too! Here’s a well-researched section on vegetarian foods and recipes for a mum-to-be.

A woman who is well nourished before conception (pre-conception) begins her pregnancy with reserves of essential nutrients like protein, iron, calcium, fibre and folic acid along with other vitamins like vitamin A, vitamin B Complex and vitamin C to meet the needs of a growing fetus. And she needs to continue to have a constant intake of these nutrients throughout the nine months of gestation too.

The different sections in this category are for the various stages of your pregnancy keeping in mind your special nutritional requirements for each trimester starting from first trimester to second trimester and finally the third trimester right till the time of lactation. As you travel through each of the 3 trimesters, some women experience certain discomforts like morning sickness, edema, acidity etc. Read ahead in the sections here to find ways and recipes to ease these situations too.

Sit back, turn through the various sections here, clarify your doubts and ease all your nutritional worries. After all, being pregnant is one of the greatest joys of all. However remember every pregnancy is different and your gynecologist is your best companion through these precious nine months.

From breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes to snacks, salads and desserts recipes we have it all. Moreover, we have various sections of recipes that are rich in specific nutrients required in increased amounts during pregnancy like Protein, Iron, Calcium, Folic Acid etc.

Pregnancy Recipes, Iron Rich Foods

Spinach Tahini WrapsSpinach Tahini Wraps

We have iron rich sweets recipe like

1. Anjeer and Mixed Nut Barfi that is super quick to make and is also amazingly healthy.

2. Breakfast recipes like Spinach Dosa and Stuffed Bajra Roti can be relished in the mornings and give your day a healthy start.

3. Make subzi’s such as Palak, Methi and Corn Subzi for lunch and top up your iron stores and is also a rich source of other nutrients like Vitamin A, Folic Acid, Calcium all essential during pregnancy.

4. Comfort foods like Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Cookies are great when one get those cravings in between meals and are healthier than store bought cookies because these are made with oats and whole wheat flour.

Pregnancy Recipes, Calcium Rich Foods

Herbed Paneer ParathaHerbed Paneer Paratha

1. Give a perfect start to your day with this Strawberry Chickoo Shake when you’re too tired to cook and need instant energy. It is a recipe that has natural sweetness from strawberries and is a perfect milkshake to keep heartburn at bay.

2. Here is a recipe of a creamy soup called Celery Soup to perk you up even on a gloomy day. With no corn-flour or cream added it still is creamy due to the wholesome milk which gives it a rich flavour.

3. Paneer and Tomato in Green Gravy is a sumptuous gravy and looks really tempting. A perfect combination of paneer, tomatoes and curds in green masala which makes it rich in Calcium, Beta Carotene and Phosphorus.

4. Methi Palak Dhoklas

5.  Maharashtrian Patal Bhaji

6.  Nachni Sesame Khakhra

First trimester Indian pregnancy recipes

It is recommended to consume about 6-7 servings of cereals per day for first trimester Indian pregnancy recipes. Cereals provide you the necessary energy which is required in increased amounts during pregnancy. They also provide fibre which will keep constipation at bay.

1.  Buckwheat Dhoklas for breakfast and

2. Jowar Bajra Spring Onion Roti for Main Course.

3.  Oats Methi MuthiaBajra Carrot and Onion Uttapa and 

4. Vegetable Barley Soup are a few more examples you can venture in your own kitchen to fulfil your nutritional needs.

pregnancy rotis and paratha recipes

pregnancy rotis and paratha recipes are flat Indian breads which are cooked in every households as a daily fare

1. Jowar roti is super rich in fibre, is gluten free, good for diabetics, high in magnesium and iron also lowers blood pressure and cholesterol. 

2. Oats roti is an easy simple recipe to make. To whole wheat flour we add oats, onions, green chillies and coriander to make the dough for oats chapatti. Then the oats chapatti is cooked on a non stick tava.

Weight loss after pregnancy

Another section that we have in our pregnancy recipes is weight loss after pregnancy.

Nourishing Barley SoupNourishing Barley Soup

It is necessary to shed those extra kilos that a woman gains during pregnancy. However, one should not start a weight loss program immediately after pregnancy. Since the baby is breastfeeding, you cannot compromise on your food intake by cutting down on your diet, nor can you immediately start off on rigorous exercise. The weight loss regimen must begin in a slow and phased manner. Once you start you can enjoy weight loss recipes like

1. Palak Methi Muthia

2.  Nourishing Moong Soup,

3. Dal Pandoli

Enjoy our collection of  pregnancy recipes and related pregnancy articles below.

Preconception Recipes

Pregnancy Breakfast Recipes

Pregnancy Rotis, Parathas Recipes

Pregnancy Dals and Vegetables Recipes

Pregnancy Vitamin A Rich Recipes

First trimester Indian pregnancy recipes


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Masoor Dal and Palak Khichdi
Recipe# 39569
07 Jul 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Khichdi is a wonderful, versatile Indian food. It is satiating and easy to prepare, and fits perfectly into any meal, be it lunch or dinner. It also lends itself to a lot of innovation, and you can come up with varied versions with unique combinations of dals, veggies and spices. Masoor Dal and Pala ....
Spinach and Mint Juice ( Healthy Juice)
Recipe# 6227
06 Jul 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
palak pudina juice for weight loss recipe | healthy Indian green juice | weight loss drink with spinach | weight loss spinach juice | with 24 amazing images. Palak pudi ....
Pithore ( Healthy Starter Recipe )
Recipe# 34732
05 Jul 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
We have made a quick and healthy version of the lip-smacking rajasthani snack by dressing up protein and iron rich besan and methi leaves in enticing, tangy flavours. All the fibre makes this a good choice for diabetics too.
Nachni Sesame Khakhra ( Iron and Calcium Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35090
04 Jul 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Our bones lose calcium as we age, and therefore a calcium-rich diet is extremely important to help regain the bone strength. Nachni or ragi is rich in calcium and including it as part of the daily diet helps build strong bones. These crisp nachni khakhras are enjoyable to eat and they also help ‘up’ ....
Almond Flax Bread with Eggs, Gluten Free
Recipe# 41133
03 Jul 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A loaf without wheat? Unbelievable but true, and absolutely awesome too. Behold the Almond Flax Bread with Eggs. This is a really unique snack, which tastes great and is chock-full of good health too. It is gluten-free, which means that even gluten-sensitive people can enjoy it. Rich in protei ....
Jowar Bajra Garlic Roti
Recipe# 38880
06 Jul 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
jowar bajra garlic roti recipe | bajra jowar lehsun roti | healthy jowar bajra garlic roti | with 13 amazing images. Jowar and bajra are two super healthy flours and should be definitely included to diet!! We have ma ....
Nachni and Onion Roti
Recipe# 38882
01 Jul 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Many consider red millet as an ideal food not just for elders but for growing kids too. It has a very balanced set of nutrients, and if prepared well it is very tasty too! the nachni and onion roti is an intelligent way of incorporating ragi in your diet in a way that appeals to all. Flavoured aptly ....
Green Moong Dal and Carrot Mini Pancakes
Recipe# 803
05 Jul 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Mini pancakes are a handy snack, which can be served anytime, whether to kids returning from school or to guests at a party. And, when made with a different batter, such as this one made of moong dal and curds, it becomes a unique and memorable treat. These Green Moong Dal and Carrot Mini Pancake ....
Roasted Capsicum and Alfalfa Sprouts Salad with Peanut Dressing
Recipe# 39213
01 Jul 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Exotic! That’s what this salad is. With a rare combination of roasted capsicum and alfalfa sprouts with an even more tasteful dressing based on peanuts with a dash of lemon, this salad is a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids , vitamin B1 and ....
Garlic Vegetable Soup ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy )
Recipe# 33011
28 Jun 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Garlic vegetable soup, a delicious soup to begin your meals with or to be had as a mid-morning snack. I’ve flavoured it with garlic and added loads of mixed veggies to create a colourful and nourishing fare. Low-fat milk keeps the calorie content low.
Moong Soup
Recipe# 7436
29 Jun 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
moong soup recipe | whole green moong dal soup | healthy diabetic moong soup | with 15 amazing images This old-fashioned moong soup recipe is sure to bring back memories of momma’s loving c ....
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 ....
Golden Broth, Thick Carrot and Potato Soup
Recipe# 2954
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is one of my all-time favourite soup recipe which is also very nutritive as it is rich in vitamin A, fibre and protein. Instead of fried starters, this "sunny" soup is just perfect for a pre-dinner appetizer.
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 ....
Sprouted Kabuli Chana and Palak, Folic Acid Rich Recipe
Recipe# 35071
22 Jun 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A perfect combination of sprouted kabuli chana and palak that will tickle your taste buds, and keep your protein , calcium and iron lev ....
Potato and Onion Soup ( Pregnancy Recipe )
Recipe# 2952
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The versatile potato often plays a supporting role in a meal, but in this recipe it's the star in creating a creamy soup that is brightened up with the addition of grated carrots. Try not to peel the potatoes when you cook and purée them because unpeeled potatoes are rich in folic acid. Carbohydrate ....
Bajra and Moong Dal Khichdi
Recipe# 2984
22 Jun 20

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by Tarla Dalal
bajra and moong dal khichdi recipe | bajra and moong dal khichdi for pregnancy | healthy bajra and moong dal khichdi | iron rich bajra khichdi for pregnancy | how to make b ....
Panch Dhan Khichdi
Recipe# 22449
17 Jun 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Panch Dhan Khichdi features an extremely appetising mixture of rice with five kinds of dals that provide the expectant mother with essential vitamins B1 and Vitamin B3
Ragi and Oat Crackers
Recipe# 39832
10 Jun 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Light on the stomach but crunchy to bite into, these iron rich crackers make a great breakfast option, whether early in the morning or as a snack during a mid-day refreshment break! These Ragi and Oat Crackers are all the better, as they are made with wholesome ragi, oats and whole wheat flo ....
Almond Bread, Homemade Almond Bread Without Eggs
Recipe# 41175
10 Jun 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
homemade almond bread without eggs | keto almond bread | eggless almond bread | low carb almond bread| with 20 amazing images. A loaf without wheat? Unbelievable but true, and absolutely aw ....
Almond Milk, Homemade Pure Almond Milk
Recipe# 40984
02 Jun 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is how to make pure, soothing and tasty Almond Milk! This pure Almond Milk is rich in protein and iron , and wonderful for
Muskmelon and Orange Juice
Recipe# 39015
30 May 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Another unusual combination with fantastic results! offset the somewhat bland taste and colour of muskmelon in this juice by adding vibrantly hued oranges and carrots.
Nourishing Barley Soup
Recipe# 3529
30 May 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Barley is a cereal that is not usually used in everyday cooking. It is however a great source of protein, iron and fibre and tastes good too, if cooked with flavourful ingredients as I have done in this broth. The combination of masoor dal along with barley i.e. a pulse with a cereal makes this soup ....
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 on 30 Apr 19 02:02 PM


My Gynecologist, Dr. Nupur Gupta http://www.wellwomanclinic.in advised me greek yogurt with pepita seeds, bananas with peenut butter, and steemed veggies with garlic as my lunch staples. I have been taking beano before eating my veggies which seems to help. For breakfast i love oatmeal with an egg and Ezekiel toast(sprouted grain which is easier for my system)
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Tarini, You can try out more recipes from our collection of Pregnancy recipes.
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02 May 19 08:49 AM