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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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Easy Cheesy Vegetable Pasta
Recipe# 2993
17 Jun 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 ....
Bajra Khichdi (  Rajasthani)
Recipe# 3894
19 Apr 15

 
 
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, ....
Barley Khichdi
Recipe# 40397
14 Jun 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 ....
Bulgur Wheat Pancakes
Recipe# 2935
04 Jun 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Bulgur wheat proves to be a good breakfast food, as it provides an adequate amount of energy (calories) and protein. Since your body requires calcium, the addition of curds improves the calcium content of the recipe. These pancakes are ideal for your second trimester as they are rich in fibre and wi ....
Mixed Vegetable Clear Soup
Recipe# 4203
31 May 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes cold and cough can get into your head and make you so drowsy, you do not feel like doing or even eating anything! At times like that, try out this hot and spicy Mixed Vegetable Clear Soup that is sure to satiate you, meet your nutrient requirements with a horde of veggies, and refres ....
Jowar Bajra Garlic Roti
Recipe# 38880
30 May 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
These taste really good when served piping hot with ghee. . . The tinge of garlic gives a nice twist to these bland rotis. . . Very easy to make and definitely worth a try!
Barley Vegetable Khichdi
Recipe# 22378
24 May 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
There is no better way to end a busy day, than with a bowl of khichdi and curds. However, those who suffer from acidity often have to stay away from rice-based khichdi. However, you can have this Barley Vegetable Khichdi instead, because barley is more stomach-friendly. The veggies give the khic ....
Mixed Sprouts and Mint Soup
Recipe# 41199
21 May 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Eating small and frequent meals is a handy technique to keep acidity at bay. But then, you are always left wondering what to have in between the regular meals. This Mixed Sprouts and Mint Soup is an excellent choice. It is a nutritious soupy snack that can be enjoyed between meals, but it may al ....
Low Calorie Dal Makhani
Recipe# 3570
20 May 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Dal makhani, a flavourful robust lentil preparation, is a celebrated delicacy from punjab. Rajma and whole urad provide protein and calcium which are extremely important for maintenance of your body cells and healthy bones. Cooking the dal in tomato purée adds a little sharpness to this dish and als ....
Mini Jowar Pancakes
Recipe# 38996
18 May 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Pancakes can be made from a variety of different flours. Add cucumber, onions, curds and green chillies to otherwise bland jowar flour to create soft and tasty pancakes. Pair them with fresh green chutney for a great breakfast!
Oats and Walnut Chikki
Recipe# 40531
13 May 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 ....
Pear and Pomegranate Salad ( Soups and Salads Recipe )
Recipe# 34004
15 Apr 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 ....
Thai Vegetable Soup ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe)
Recipe# 4621
05 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A light lemongrass flavoured Thai Vegetable Soup is packed with a wealth of all B-complex vitamins. Try to incorporate this soup in your diet to enjoy the benefits of B-complex vitamins which are required for the metabolism of other major nutrients like carbohydrates, protein and fat.
Healthy Kulfi
Recipe# 42000
13 Nov 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
One and a half tablespoons of sugar for 7 servings of kulfi – do the maths and you will realize just how much healthier this version is compared to traditional kulfi. This recipe gives you an opportunity to enjoy your all-time favourite desi dessert without much guilt. We have used medium-fat co ....
Almond Milk, Homemade Pure Almond Milk
Recipe# 40984
29 Apr 19

 
 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
Moong Dal and Paneer Chila ( Healthy Snacks)
Recipe# 5645
24 May 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Chila is the perfect pair for your evening tea. Easy and quick, it is also healthy. Tasty by itself, this Moong Dal and Paneer Chila requires no accompaniment, which makes it easy to serve as an
Rajma Salad ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe)
Recipe# 4646
24 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A versatile salad that will suit a Continental spread just as well as it merges with a havelimeal, the Rajma Salad is an iron-rich option that will enhance your haemoglobin levels and prevent anaemia. Once you have soaked and boiled the rajma, all you need to do is throw in some chopped veggies and ....
Saatdhan Paratha
Recipe# 5699
10 Oct 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Remember the old folk lore – “Seven in One Go”? Well, with the combination of seven flours used in this paratha, you can be the soldier who really slayed seven giants! Seven wholesome flours come together with grated veggies to create a meal that your body will be thankful to have! Rich in iron, the ....
Watermelon and Mint Salad
Recipe# 39294
20 Apr 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Watermelon and mint always taste best together, but are you aware that there is more good reason to combine them? Watermelon is an excellent source of iron, while mint has not just iron but vitamin C too. Iron and vitamin C work best as a team as the latter is needed for iron to work best. So, now, ....
Bajra Khichdi ( Protein and Iron Rich Recipe)
Recipe# 35084
20 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is a traditional Rajasthani recipe that we discovered is an excellent source of protein, iron, folic acid and fibre. Its creamy consistency and mild flavours make it a good recipe to have especially in the preconception period and first trimester. But I’m sure you will enjoy it all through your ....
Multiseed Mukhwas ( Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Fibre Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35094
18 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A wonderful post-dinner refresher! The Omega3 fatty acids in the flax seeds help build our cell membranes, signaling pathways and neurological systems. In the form of this mukhwas it is simply an effortless to consume the seeds. You will enjoy the toungue-teasing taste of this mix of seeds. Do ....
Jowar Roti
Recipe# 41569
16 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is a perfectly traditional and homely roti that is both satiating and incredibly tasty. It is very filling and makes a wonderful meal when served with kadhi or dal and a
Oats Adai, Oats Spinach Pancake
Recipe# 42162
18 Apr 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Adai is one of the most popular South Indian snacks. It is a slightly thicker pancake compared to dosas, and is made with a spicy batter of rice and pulses. Here, we have made a modern variant using crushed oats. The Oats Adai is quick and easy to make, ....
Moong Dal and Spinach Idli
Recipe# 38991
12 Apr 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Eliminating rice reduces the calorie count of these spinach idlis, making them suitable for diabetics as well. The same moong dal batter can also be used to make healthy pankis and pancakes.
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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