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पौष्टिक लोह युक्त रेसिपी - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Iron Rich recipes in Hindi)
આયર્ન ભરપૂર રેસિપિ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Iron Rich recipes in Gujarati)

Iron Rich Veg Recipes, Iron Rich Diet

Why is Iron important?

Iron is an important nutrient in out body. It helps our cells ‘breathe’. Iron (haeme) works with a protein (globin) to make hemoglobin in the red blood cells (RBC). The main function of haemoglobin is to carry oxygen to each and every cell of our body. Think of our blood stream as a highway and iron (present in haemoglobin) as a vehicle that carries oxygen from our lungs to the cells which need oxygen. Thus it is very easy to see why iron is vital for life.

How to increase your Red Blood Cell (RBC) count?

Red Blood Cell (RBC)

How Much Iron do We Need?

The amount of iron we need depends on our age, gender and activity level. While the infants need 9 mg/ day, kids in the age group of 4-6 years need 13 mg/ day and 7 to 9 years require 16 mg/day – for their rapid growth and development. Boys and girls between the age of 10 to 12 years need approx. 21 to 32 mg/ day for maintaining their iron stores and haemoglobin levels. An adult man’s need of iron is 17 mg/day, while a woman needs a little more i.e. 21 mg/day. This increased need for iron in a women is firstly because of the child bearing age and also to cover the losses from menstruation.

What is Iron Deficiency?

Iron deficiency is a condition where a person has inadequate stores of iron to meet body’s demands. It’s a condition where there is a decrease in the amount of red blood cells in the blood leading to too little iron. This is termed as “anemia’.

Symptoms of Iron Deficiency

Anemia is a silent attacker. Often we are not aware that we are suffering from it. Its main symptoms include…

1.    Constant fatigue

2.   Pale and dull skin

3.   Tongue appears redder than usual

4.   Minor breathlessness

5.    Poor concentration

6.   Loss of appetite

Iron Rich Diet, Tackling Iron Deficiency Anemia with Diet

“If you don’t eat enough leafy vegetables and greens, you will become weak and tired. There won’t be enough blood, and you will look pale and anaemic,” is something we have grown up hearing right from our childhood. Be it mom or be it grandma, they have always painted a very green and leafy picture of iron! There is no doubt that green leafy veggies, especially spinach, are a great source of iron, but there is much more to it. Cereals like ragi and bajra, dals and pulses, nuts like walnuts and almonds, and oil seeds like garden cress seeds and sesame seeds, are fantastic sources of iron too. Refer to our complete list of 35 Iron Rich Foods.

Spinach Roti, Whole Wheat Palak RotiSpinach Roti, Whole Wheat Palak Roti

Iron Rich Breakfast

Iron rich breakfat. Cooked in interesting ways, these provide variety and many tasty means to building iron stores and raise haemoglobin levels. Begin with a healthy breakfast which provide enough calories, protein and iron. You need not go out of your way to cook exclusive meals. Just use the regular ingredients to make delicacies like Moong Sprouts and Bajra Pessaruttu and Nachni Pancakes. And when you have time on hand make these unique but enormously rich in iron khakhras  and carry them to work – Quinoa red Chawli leaves Khakhra. 3 khakhras in breakfast will fulfil 6% of your daily requirement.

Moong Sprouts and Bajra PessaruttuMoong Sprouts and Bajra Pessaruttu

Another iron rich ingredient for breakfast is steel cut oats. Do not get mistaken for the rolled oats available in abundance in the supermarket. Check out only for steel cut oats and learn how to cook and store steel cut oats. These abound in fiber so they will satiate you for long hours also. Try our Apple Banana Steel Cut Oats recipe for an Iron rich breakfast

Iron Rich Recipes for Lunch and Dinner

Iron rich recipes for lunch and dinner. We have enough surprises for main meals too. Firstly since the staple includes rotis, parathas and rice, try and stock up your pantry with whole bajra, nachni, jowar, chana dal and their flours. These will help you build your iron reserves. Use whole bajra to make Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi and its flour to make a mouth-watering delicacy like Bajra and Cauliflower Roti. Nachni is another grain which is a must to be included in an iron rich diet. While not universally very popular, this grain helps build haemoglobin reserves. Try the Ragi Roti made with a variety of veggies and nachni flour.

Nachni Roti, Ragi Roti, How To Make Ragi RotiNachni Roti, Ragi Roti, How To Make Ragi Roti

Iron Rich Snacks

Snacks are loved by all… hence we have a huge collection for you to dig into and choose the option you would love to indulge into. Mixed Sprouts and Chana Dal Tikki, Ragi Upma, Cauliflower Greens and Besan Muthia, Buckwheat Dhoklas, Moong Dal and Cauliflower Greens Appe and so on…. A variety of sprouts and greens have been used in these recipes. Check out this section for more recipes….

Buckwheat DhoklasBuckwheat Dhoklas

Sip on Halim Water for Enhanced Iron Reserves

Another best way to top up your iron stores is to sip on Halim Water in between meals. Halim, also called as garden cress seeds, is an extremely rich source of iron. All you need to do is just soak the seeds in water for 2 hours, add lemon juice to it and mix it well and enjoy it… Lemon juice is added as it is a very good source of vitamin  C – a vitamin which helps in the absorption on iron. Remember to add vitamin C just before drinking, as it is a volatile nutrient and some amount is lost on exposure to air.

Halim Recipe, Garden Cress, Best Source Of IronHalim Recipe, Garden Cress, Best Source Of Iron

Junk Foods made Iron Rich

With the recipes in this section you will overcome the notion that all junk foods are devoid of nutrients. We have catered to those who wish to enjoy junk foods in a healthy way. Yes, you can build iron stores and prevent anemia with delicacies like Whole Wheat Spaghetti in Spinach Sauce and Methi and Moong Sprouts Wrap.  These are truly remarkable and a must try for all those who love variety in their meals.

Methi and Moong Sprouts WrapMethi and Moong Sprouts Wrap

Pump up your iron levels with these wholesome recipes and bubble up with energy all day long!

Enjoy our Iron rich recipes and other Iron rich recipe articles given below. 

Iron Rich Breakfast (49 recipes)
Iron Rich Desserts (12 recipes)
Iron Rich International Recipes (24 recipes)
Iron Rich Juices (15 recipes)
Iron Rich Rice , Pulao & Biryani (24 recipes)
Iron Rich Rotis & Parathas (25 recipes)
Iron Rich Salads (25 recipes)
Iron Rich Soups (10 recipes)
Iron Rich Starters & Snacks (64 recipes)
Iron Rich Subzis & Dals (62 recipes)


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Colocassia Leaf Usli
Recipe# 5703
12 Aug 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 ....
Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki
Recipe# 38028
12 Apr 15

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by Tarla Dalal
Diabetic-friendly ingredients like chana dal and cabbage, flavoured elegantly with mint leaves and cumin seeds powder, make brilliant tikkis! The crispness of the Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki brought about by the interplay of chana dal and curds is indeed remarkable, but must be had fresh off the tav ....
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 ....
Methi and Moong Sprouts Wrap
Recipe# 7467
12 Apr 15

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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 ....
Spinach and Mint Juice ( Healthy Juice)
Recipe# 6227
08 Aug 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a cool and healthy cleanser to start your day with. The lemon in this dark green juice helps to retain the colour and enhance the absorption of iron in it. The greens and the jal jeera powder together are ideal for stimulating the digestive system and replacing the lost minerals. Digest ....
Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi
Recipe# 39646
08 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
You must have heard of Bajra Khichdi, a famous Rajasthani delicacy. While that is a wholesome dish, here is something even more nourishing, fortified with more healthy stuff like whole moong, green peas and tomatoes. These not only add more crunch and tang to the khichdi, but also add more fibre, ir ....
Lentil, Tomato and Spinach Soup
Recipe# 5689
25 Jul 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Steaming hot and semi-spicy, this healthful and tasteful Lentil, Tomato and Spinach Soup is perfect to kindle your appetite! Spinach is one of the good sources of iron, but there is another good reason to have this soup. Both t ....
Aliv Nutri Paratha
Recipe# 35092
18 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Aliv or garden cress seed is a real treasure-trove of nutrients, and a must have in every kitchen. This little-known Indian food is one of the best vegetarian sources of iron, and is worth including in the diet, whether as a powder or in seed form. This delicious Aliv Nutri Paratha is a great wa ....
Moong Sprouts and Bajra Pessaruttu
Recipe# 42538
27 Jun 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Pesarattu is a South Indian specialty, especially famous in Andhra Pradesh. While it is traditionally made of moong and rice, we have made an awesome version with two iron-rich ingredients –
Masoor Dal with Spinach, Protein Rich Recipes
Recipe# 33249
08 Jun 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Masoor dal with spinach, the unbeatable combination of masoor dal with spinach nourishes your body with proteins, iron and folic acid. Tomatoes and amchur powder lend a nice tangy flavour to the dal. Needless to add, this is a super-healthy recipe as protein-rich dals are an indispensable part o ....
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 ....
Bajra and Cauliflower Roti
Recipe# 22219
28 Jun 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Don't settle for bland bajra rotis! Feast on these delicious Bajra and Cauliflower Rotis instead. The grated garlic and spring onions really rev up the flavour of these rotis. Ensure that you roll the rotis immediately once the dough is kneaded; else it may turn soft and pose a problem while rol ....
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 ....
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
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, ....
Jowar and Vegetable Khichdi
Recipe# 38495
16 Apr 19

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by Tarla Dalal
A tasty One Dish Meals made of healthy jowar, the Jowar and Vegetable Khichdi is also quite exotic due to the choice of veggies used in it. Coloured capsicum and zucchini bring in not just colour but also a host of beneficial nutrients and antioxidan ....
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
Moong Dal and Spinach Idli
Recipe# 38991
15 Jul 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.
Watermelon and Guava Juice
Recipe# 33172
01 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The thoughtful combination of juicy watermelon and pulpy guava laced with lemon juice results in a stunning juice that has a unique mouth-feel. Remove the seeds from the watermelon first, as the juice is not to be strained after blending. If you strain, you will lose the grainy texture. Savour every ....
Nourishing Moong Soup ( Weight Loss After Pregnancy )
Recipe# 33012
25 Jun 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
Jowar Upma
Recipe# 39749
18 Mar 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Ready in a jiffy, Jowar Upma is a healthy snack you can whip up for breakfast, supper, or just any time of the day. A much healthier alternative to the traditional rava based upma, the Jowar Upma is made by replacing a large quantity of the refined semolina with fibre and iron rich jowar and green p ....
Matki Salad, Healthy Moath Bean Salad
Recipe# 42460
28 Jun 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Nutritious matki beans join hands with a couple of crunchy and colourful veggies to make a scrumptious salad. Simple spices add to the flavour of this Matki Salad while tangy lemon juice works its magic. Like all salads this is best enjoyed immediately while the veggies are fresh and crunchy. ....
Anjeer and Mixed Nut Barfi
Recipe# 5716
27 Jun 19

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by Tarla Dalal
A barfi in one minute, and that too a super-healthy one? Here you go! The Anjeer and Mix Nut Barfi, as the name suggests combines iron-rich and flavourful ingredients like figs, nuts and sesame seeds. A teaspoon of ghee together with saffron and cardamom imparts a rich and magical aroma to this quic ....
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Iron Rich
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 on 20 Nov 17 05:37 PM


Very good iron rich recipes u will surely try it thanks a lot tarla ji
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Tarla Dalal    Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try the recipes and let us know how you enjoyed it..Happy Cooking !!
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21 Nov 17 08:35 AM
Iron Rich
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 on 25 Oct 17 09:41 AM


I was looking for Vegetarian Iron rich recipes and came across your lovely collection of recipes. Just what i needed. Started including Palak Chana Dal and Palak Paneer in my diet regularly.
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Tarla Dalal    Seema, thanks for the feedback.
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16 Apr 18 12:41 PM