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Last Updated : Feb 16,2019



गर्भावस्था के लिए व्यंजन - 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 Anjeer and Mixed Nut Barfi that is super quick to make and is also amazingly healthy. Breakfast recipes like Spinach Dosa and Stuffed Bajra Roti can be relished in the mornings and give your day a healthy start. 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. 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

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. 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. 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. Other recipes in this section include Methi Palak Dhoklas, Maharashtrian Patal Bhaji, Nachni Sesame Khakhra and so on.

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 Palak Methi Muthia, Nourishing Moong Soup, Dal Pandoli and so on.

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


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Zucchini and Carrot Pancake
Recipe# 38986
17 Oct 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Zucchini combines with carrots to make an unusual, colourful, and attractive pancake that will tickle the taste buds. Serve with ketchup or a chutney of your choice. Smaller versions can also be served as a party snack.
Easy Cheesy Vegetable Pasta
Recipe# 2993
14 Oct 19

 
 
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 ....
Mushroom, Bean Sprouts and Broccoli Stir-fry
Recipe# 7449
11 Oct 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An easy but fabulous preparation of mushrooms, blanched broccoli and bean sprouts sautéed with garlic, and flavoured with thyme and little red chilli sauce. It is the combination of ingredients, especially the addition of crunchy broccoli stems, which makes this recipe so fantastic. The outcom ....
Ragi and Oat Crackers
Recipe# 39832
06 Oct 19

 
 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 ....
Barley Khichdi
Recipe# 40397
06 Oct 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Ever thought of making a khichdi with barley? Try it once, and you will want to keep repeating this masterpiece in your kitchen. Made of barley and a horde of veggies, this tasty dish is colourful and attractive. An exotic combination of veggies gives it a nice juicy crunch, while everyday ing ....
Guava Drink, Peru Drink
Recipe# 2926
04 Oct 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
It is difficult to pass by guavas in the market without buying some. With their pleasant aroma and unique flavour, guavas are perfectly poised to please your palate. This fruit is a boon during pregnancy, especially if you are having digestive problems like constipation. This is because guava, with ....
Green Tomato Salsa and Veggie Wrap
Recipe# 39649
10 Oct 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Exciting iron-rich serving coming up! A perfect low-calorie main course dish, the Green Tomato Salsa and Veggie Wrap is packed with crunchy veggies for not just good health but an enjoyable texture and taste too. Iron-rich soya flour and parsley used in the dough pack more iron into this sumptuous w ....
Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Cookies
Recipe# 2942
01 Oct 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
If you always considered choco chip cookies to be a sinful indulgence, and have been especially wary of it now to avoid unwarranted weight gain during pregnancy, then here is a delightful guilt-free recipe that you can enjoy once in a while! With loads of protein and fibre, this delicious, soft and ....
Barley and Corn Salad
Recipe# 3595
09 Oct 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Here's an easy way to have a healthy accompaniment to your main course. Barley has been used to enhance the fibre content and sweet corn gives a crispy texture to the salad. The red and yellow capsicum and spring onions add colour to the dish and make it extremely appealing to the eye.
Stir-fried Paneer, Broccoli and Baby Corn Salad
Recipe# 36142
26 Apr 19

 
 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 ....
Oats and Mixed Nuts Ladoo ( Healthy Laddu)
Recipe# 39896
14 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A treat for the sweet tooth, the Oats and Mixed Nuts Ladoo is made with a nutritious combination of oats, jaggery and nuts. You will love the intense flavour of jaggery, the mealy mouth-feel of powdered oats and the interludes of crunchy nuts. This delicious tit-bit also scores a 10/10 o ....
Bajra Khichdi (  Rajasthani)
Recipe# 3894
27 Jun 19

 
 
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.
Pear and Pomegranate Salad ( Soups and Salads Recipe )
Recipe# 34004
17 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
If you find fresh pears in the marketplace, buy them and attempt this fresh pear salad. A warm dressing of pomegranate juice, lemon, mustard powder, honey and freshly ground pepper introduce a brilliant taste to the cut pear cubes. Toss in crisp iceberg lettuce too, it adds a definite crunch to the ....
Poha Phirni
Recipe# 22442
06 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Poha Phirni, poha is a rich source of iron as the rice is beaten in an iron mortar-pestle. Besides adding a colourful touch to this unusual phirni, fruits like apples and bananas also provide vitamins, minerals and fibre.
Rasam, Tomato Rasam
Recipe# 40296
04 Sep 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Rasam is to most South Indian the symbol of homely cooking. Whether a bachelor in a serviced apartment in the other end of the globe, or a family back from a holiday in the hills, or just a tired being returning back from office, the aroma of Rasam boiling i ....
Colocassia Leaf Usli
Recipe# 5703
04 Sep 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Colocasia leaf is frequently used in Maharashtrian and Gujarati cuisine in preparations like paatra and wadi. Now, it is time to think beyond these and find many more flavourful ways to include this iron-rich ingredient in your diet. A variant of the popular South Indian dry subzi made of vegetables ....
Spinach Malfatti, Healthy Pregnancy Recipe
Recipe# 2990
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Malfatti is a steamed dumpling, usually made of spinach and cheese. Interesting, the Italian term Malfatti literally translates to ‘poorly made’, which probably refers to the odd, rustic shape of the dumplings! Although it is quite exotic, the Spinach Malfat ....
Oats and Walnut Chikki
Recipe# 40531
27 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Who does not like the enticing sweetness and exciting crunch of chikkis? Here, we have given a healthy twist to this all-time favourite snack, making it out of oats and walnuts. Oats is known to be a healthy, fibre-rich cereal, while jaggery and walnuts have rich stores of iron that help boost ....
Carrot and Corriander Soup ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy)
Recipe# 33013
22 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Carrots and coriander in this yummy soup fulfill up to three fourth of your daily vitamin a requirement. While keeping the calorie count down to only 36 calories this soup wins the ultimate soup for weight watchers award!
Saatdhan Parathas
Recipe# 3588
24 Aug 19

 
 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. ....
Flax Seeds with Curd and Honey, Good For Weight Loss and Fitness
Recipe# 41113
02 Aug 19

 
 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 ....
Gehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi ( Diabetic Recipe)
Recipe# 7469
12 Apr 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
Inspired by heart-warming Rajasthani Cuisine, Gehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi is a whole wheat khichdi that is sumptuous and tasty enough to make a complete meal. Replacing rice with whole wheat enhances the fibre and iron content of this recipe, while the use of equal amounts of ghee and oil gives it a t ....
Nourishing Barley Soup
Recipe# 3529
24 May 19

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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 ....
Paneer Tikka Kathi Rolls
Recipe# 3559
23 Jul 19

 
 
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 ....
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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