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Iron Rich recipes
“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, 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.
Cooked in interesting ways, these provide variety and many a tasty means to building our iron stores and raise our haemoglobin levels like having the Jowar Methi Roti, which in turn will ensure a good blood supply to all the cells in our body, and make us energetic enough to face our daily hassles.
This section will help you improve the iron content in your diet through mouth-watering recipes like Chawli beans and Mint Burger, which are also easy to prepare and made with readily available ingredients like the Beans and Amaranth Leaves Dal, so that you can make them often without much ado. These recipes have been prepared by our team of chefs and nutritionists after thorough research and planning, and are suitable for healthy people seeking to boost iron and haemoglobin levels, as well as those who have a bit of an iron shortfall to overcome.
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18 Oct 10
Aliv Nutri Paratha 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 ....
26 Oct 17
16 May 12
Almond Sheera by Tarla Dalal
Almond, an age-old brain food is here to do wonders for your child. It is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein and iron... nutrients that boost brain power. Make it often to keep your kids mentally agile!
01 Jan 1900
Antioxidant Boost ( Eat Well Stay Well Recipes ) by Tarla Dalal
Antioxidant boost, a potent antioxidant drink that fights all infections and enhances immune system. Eating so many fruits can be boring hence make it into a juice and gain their benefits.
23 Oct 17
Antioxidant, Protein Rich Healthy Lunch Salad by Tarla Dalal
This is a crunchy, colourful and healthy salad that you can have any time, and even carry to work in the lunch box!
Coloured capsicum, onion and lettuce are loaded with antioxidants, which help build our immune system and fight various diseases. Their peppy flavour and crunchy texture also help ....
23 Mar 14
Baingan Methi ki Subzi by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes it is magical how even simple ingredients can be transformed into splendid delicacies by using the right combinations and methods. In the Baingan Methi ki Subzi, the humble brinjal combines with iron and calcium rich methi, and a freshly-prepared masala powder, to form a scrumptious dry su ....
26 Nov 12
Bajra Kand Rotis by Tarla Dalal
Bajra flour combined with purple yam, curds and garlic paste makes an interesting variation to plain bajra rotis which we often eat. Protein and iron are two important nutrients provided by these rotis. Like all bajra rotis, they tend to get chewy if they are served cold without a brushing of ghee ....
18 Oct 10
Bajra Khichdi ( Protein and Iron Rich Recipe) 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 ....
11 Nov 08
Bajra Roti in Kadhi by Tarla Dalal
Keep anaemic at bay with this super-tasty and satiating Bajra Roti in Kadhi. This delicious recipe features sumptuous bajra rotis suspended in a tongue-tickling and easy-to-cook kadhi. Bajra is rich in iron, and very effective in keeping up your haemoglobin levels.
That makes this a wonderful ....
20 Aug 11
Baked Methi Puris by Tarla Dalal
Minimal usage of oil makes this recipe enjoyable to eat without the guilt of indulging in the original fried version of puris. These baked puris moreover provide for iron and calcium in your diet. These also make a great snack in your first trimester and can easily find place in a low calorie diabet ....
05 Nov 15
Baked Nachni Sev by Tarla Dalal
Nachni is one of the best sources of iron, and having it as a roti is a very good idea. But have it too often in the same form, and you will tend to get bored.
So, once you understand the nutrient profile of an ingredient, it is good to explore various ways in which it can be included in your di ....
21 Jan 09
Baked Tortilla Chips with Tomato Bean Salsa by Tarla Dalal
This healthier version of nachos will be any weight watchers delight. With as little as around 100 calories per serving you’ll surely not miss the real thing. Remember it’s an occasional treat only. Crispy baked tortilla chips and the tangy calcium rich tomato bean salsa make for a yummy, healthy tr ....
25 Jun 14
Bean and Capsicum Salad ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
Protein rich rajma and chick peas tossed with roasted capsicum and Indian spices to perfection. Generously loaded with protein, fibre and other important nutrients like calcium, iron, zinc and vitamin C, this salad is an all-in-one treat for healthy skin as well as strong bones, hair and teeth.
10 Oct 14
Bean Sprouts and Suva Tossed Salad by Tarla Dalal
A light and colourful way to begin lunch! Suva, tomatoes and bean sprouts combine beautifully with salt and lemon juice in this tangy, crunchy Bean Sprouts and Suva Tossed Salad. Suva is an excellent source of iron, while bean sprouts and tomatoes are rich sources of vitamin C which helps to absorb ....
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