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Home Remedies Protein Rich recipes

Last Updated : Nov 18,2020

प्रोटीन युक्त आहार - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Home Remedies Protein Rich recipes in Hindi)
પ્રોટીન યુક્ત આહાર - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Home Remedies Protein Rich recipes in Gujarati)
Protein is essential in our diet as it carries out an important function of repair and maintenance of body cells and tissues. A deficiency of protein can lead to impaired growth in children and general deterioration in adults. A balanced diet should provide 15 to 20% of our daily calories from protein.

Ways to Detect Protein Deficiency
•Weight loss
•Anaemia (Iron deficiency)
•Swollen abdomen
•Greying of hair
•Slow healing of wounds
•Decreased resistance to diseases
•Muscular pain
•Overall retarded growth

Here are some protein packed ingredients which are sure to help you raise your protein levels.
1. Dairy products: Dairy products like milk, curds, paneer and buttermilk are the richest sources of protein. Refer to the recipe of Paneer Spring onion Paratha.
2. Dals and pulses: Dals and pulses like moong dal, rajma, moong, matki, toovar dal etc. are extremely good sources of protein. Consume at least 2 cups of any of the cooked dals or pulses to cure protein deficiency quickly. These dals and pulses if consumed in combination with cereals like wheat, bajra, jowar, ragi etc. make a complete protein in itself. Idli and khichdi are the most common dishes made with a combination of rice (a cereal) and dal (a pulse). See the healthy version of Nutritious-Idlis.
3. Sprouts: Sprouts are extremely good sources of protein. Sprouting not only makes the digestion easy but also increases the nutrient content.
4. Nuts and oilseeds: Nuts and oilseeds like walnuts (akhrot), almonds (badam), sesame seeds (til), groundnuts etc. are also good sources of protein. However, keep in mind that nuts and oilseeds in excess amounts are not healthy due to their high saturated fatty acids. So we must indulge in them sensibly.

Foods to be Avoided
•Tea and coffee
•Refined foods like maida, sugar, pasta and polished rice
•Aerated drinks and alcohol

Enhance the Intake of Protein in the Following Ways
1. Have small and frequent meals equally distributed throughout the day as protein deficient individuals are often seen to have lower appetite.
2. Have dals and pulses for both the major meals of the day.
3. Consume 2 to 3 servings of dairy products in any form to overcome protein deficiency.
4. Include plenty of fruits and vegetables in your daily diet as protein deficiency is usually accompanied by other nutrient deficiencies too.

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Nutritious Lehsuni Methi Roti
Recipe# 5284
04 Sep 20

by Tarla Dalal
lehsuni methi roti recipe | garlic methi roti | zero oil methi lehsun ki roti | healthy heart roti | with images below. lehsuni methi roti is a healthy Indian bre ....
Palak Kadhi
Recipe# 22178
23 Mar 13

 by Tarla Dalal
Ever thought of making kadhi with an infusion of palak? Sounds strange, but tastes and looks very interesting. Palak purée and green paste imparts flavouir along with a bright green colour and vitamin A to the dish. You can skip the garlic if you do not like its flavour. Serve with a bowl of brown r ....
Spinach, Paneer and Dal Soup
Recipe# 4629
10 Sep 20

by Tarla Dalal
dal and paneer soup recipe | palak paneer soup | healthy moong dal and paneer soup | palak paneer moong dal soup is a lip-smacking soup using low-fat paneer. To make
Masala Masoor Dal ( Zero Oil Recipe)
Recipe# 22200
23 Mar 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
Masoor, a very nutritious lentil, is also very pleasing to the palate. Cooked in well-chosen spices, this dal is not only tasty and zero-oil but also brims with protein, iron and folic acid. It goes well with cooked rice. Soaking masoor dal overnight not only reduces the cooking time but also makes ....
Soya Mutter Pulao ( Cooking with 1 Tsp Oil)
Recipe# 3585
26 Nov 12

 by Tarla Dalal
Pulaos are always a welcome addition to any meal. A pulao can often make a complete meal by itself. The soya chunks added to this aromatic pulao are easily available in the market and are a rich source of protein and vitamin b12 - a vitamin which is otherwise lacking in vegetarian diets.
Palak Toovar Dal ( Iron Rich Recipes )
Recipe# 5707
10 Oct 14

 by Tarla Dalal
Rich in taste and nutrition, this Palak Toovar Dal is a healthful dish you can prepare frequently without any hassle, as it uses simple cooking methods and common ingredients. You just need to remember to soak the toovar dal earlier. The smart twist in this dal recipe is the addition of lemon juice, ....
Apple Cinnamon Soya Shake ( Protein Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35067
18 Oct 10

 by Tarla Dalal
A great way to consume protein. Soy milk is low on fat, high in protein and isoflavones – an antioxidant that lowers bad cholesterol and prevents osteoporosis. Give that cola a break, and try this delicious, healthy shake instead!
Spinach Dosa
Recipe# 41017
20 Oct 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
spinach dosa recipe | palak dosa | keerai dosai | spinach dosa for pregnancy and kids | with step by step images. spinach dosa is a unique snack idea to make up f ....
Vaal ki Usal
Recipe# 3964
26 Nov 12

 by Tarla Dalal
A popular, easy to make Maharashtrian dish. The combination of jaggery and kokum gives a sweet and tangy taste to the usal. Vaal provides you the much needed protein and iron. A thoughtful addition of vitamin C rich coriander improves the absorption of iron ....
Turai Aur Moong ki Dal
Recipe# 3577
03 Apr 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Turai is disliked by many of us due to its unusual appearance. It is actually one of those vegetables that absorbs other flavours beautifully and has been made more delicious and nutritious by addition it to moong dal. Moong dal is one of the easiest dals to digest and also provides plenty of prot ....
Darbari Dal ( Zero Oil Dal Recipe)
Recipe# 22175
23 Mar 13

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by Tarla Dalal
Straight from royal kitchens, healthy though unlike its traditional version is oil free, and replaces fat rich ingredients like coconut with lots of veggies, pulses and coriander. A combination of dal and veggies is flavoured with spices like garlic paste, green chillies, garam masala is sure to app ....
Vegetable Jalfraize
Recipe# 22426
26 Nov 07

 by Tarla Dalal
Jalfrezi is usually a dish made with green chillies, capsicum and onions as the base. In this variation, I have used my favourite combination of tofu and mixed veggies as the main ingredients. The tanginess imparted by the tomatoes and vinegar is the characteristic flavour of this dish. You c ....
Tandoori Mushrooms (  Cooking with 1 Tsp. Oil)
Recipe# 3555
26 Nov 12

 by Tarla Dalal
Yum yum, nom nom, unbelievably this delicious starter is made with just a teaspoon of oil! Low-cal, protein-rich mushrooms are cooked in lip-smacking tandoori style. The velvety mushrooms are coated with an aromatic masala and kasuri methi with a little help from low-fat milk, which also adds some c ....
Khatti Meethi Dal, Sweet and Sour Zero Oil Dal
Recipe# 22170
23 Mar 13

 by Tarla Dalal
Great taste without oil! If that’s hard to believe, just try this recipe first. This Khatti Meethi Dal features a very different combination of ingredients. You might never have tried adding roasted beaten rice to a dal recipe, but you will be amazed by the brilliant texture and flavour that it give ....
Spicy Sprouts Pulao
Recipe# 3583
26 Nov 12

 by Tarla Dalal
A spicy rice delicacy, which makes a perfect main course on days when you find yourself a bit too busy to cook anything elaborate. All you have to do is temper the brown rice and sprouts with just a spoonful of oil, and let them pressure cook together while you complete other chores. The ....
Nutritious Garlic Naans
Recipe# 3589
26 Nov 12

by Tarla Dalal
Try these whole wheat flour naans and believe me you will never again be tempted to eat unhealthy plain flour (maida) naans which we have all been eating. Garlic due to its dominant flavour is usually omitted in many dishes but when combined with soya and wheat flour, it is transformed into a delic ....
Khatta Urad Dal ( Zero Oil Urad Dal Recipe)
Recipe# 22173
02 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A lip-smacking preparation of wholesome urad dal, perked up with calcium-rich curds and pungent ginger, garlic pastes. Although it makes use of minimal ingredients, the Khatta Urad Dal has a distinct, tongue-tickling flavour that you are sure to relish. The highlight of this recipe, as t ....
Nutritious Idlis
Recipe# 4229
11 Feb 19

 by Tarla Dalal
A variant of the popular South Indian idli, which is a perfect example of a complete protein combination, with the right proportions of cereal (rice) and pulse (moong dal). While idlis are traditionally prepared with urad, this Nutritious Idli is prepa ....
Rajasthani Dal
Recipe# 22164
23 Mar 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
Rajasthani delicacies are traditionally laden with ghee but not to worry, for here is a healthier version! chana dal helps to thicken the dal and imparts body to the dish. Add amchur as per your taste, more if you like it sour, else just a little.
Chana Kofta Kadhi
Recipe# 5626
20 Apr 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Add zest to life with this bone-strengthening treat! With a bouquet of healthy ingredients including curds, fenugreek, spinach and kabuli chana, the Chana Kofta Kadhi gives your meal a protein and
Shahi Korma Biryani
Recipe# 22153
23 Mar 13

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 by Tarla Dalal
Truly royal! unlike the traditional method of adding loads of cream, ghee etc. To make this shahi recipe, here we use low fat milk and zero-oil. You won’t know the difference… it tastes just as good! i have replaced cream with poppy seeds and cashewnut paste to impart the required richness and flavo ....
Masala Roti
Recipe# 22405
26 Nov 07

 by Tarla Dalal
As the name suggests, these Rotis are masaledar and delectably spicy! If you want them even spicier, you can add finely chopped green chillies. Whole cumin seeds impart taste and crunch to the Rotis, and you can also add carom seeds (ajwain) or sesame seeds for more crunch and taste. asafetida, whic ....
Mexican Parathas
Recipe# 22398
26 Nov 07

 by Tarla Dalal
Another blend of Indian and international flavours, that is sure to steal your heart! It's a favourite with me as it has corn, cheese and capsicum. Coloured capsicum makes these Parathas rather good-looking; and it's easy to tempt anyone to taste them! It is advisable to use cooking or mozzarella ch ....
Date and Apple Shake
Recipe# 3548
26 Nov 12

 by Tarla Dalal
All of us are aware of the famous proverb "an apple a day keeps a doctor away". So here's a perfect fat and natural sugar drink made of apples blended with dates and milk to start off your day. Chill all the ingredients before making the shake. Also remember to finish it quickly, as the apples ten ....
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