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Magnesium Rich Recipes

Magnesium, though present in small concentration, it forms a part of every cell of our body and is involed in about 350 biochemical functions in our body. It is usually stored in the bones and is an important mineral for our body. Requirements of Magnesium per day are 350 mg/day which can be got from cereals, green leafy vegetables and nuts. Please refer table below for the sources of magnesium.

Are you Magnesium Deficient?

Millions of people suffer from Magnesium deficiency without even knowing about it. Diabetes and pregnancy are two of the most common conditions that make you prone to magnesium deficiency (1) (2). Deficiency of magnesium may cause fatigue, muscle cramps, mental problems, irregular heartbeat and osteoporosis.

If you’re magnesium deficient or want to avoid its deficiency then you must include a variety of cereals, pulses, nuts and green leafy vegetables in your diet.

5 key Functions of Magnesium

1. Formation of bones and teeth.
2. Helps in the metabolism of calcium and potassium.
3. Improves insulin response by lowering insulin resistance. Having very low magnesium will result in the pancreas not secrete enough insulin to control our blood sugar.
4. Helps maintain nerve function and normal heartbeat.

Performing many chemical reactions in our body.

Major food sources of magnesium are :

Green leafy vegetables Spinach (Palak), Romaine Lettuce, Broccoli, Kale
Pulses Matki, Rajma, Chawli, Moong etc.
Nuts Almonds and Walnuts
Cereals Bajra, Jowar, Ragi (Nachni), Broken Wheat (Dalia) and Whole Wheat Flour.

Some of the magnesium rich recipes are Palak Paneer which is an excellent Lunch option, Oatmeal Almond Milk with Oranges good to have in Breakfast and Jowar Kale Palak Veg, a healthy salad to carry to your office. We have a whole section on magnesium rich recipes,

Major food sources of magnesium are

Include the Magnesium Rich ingredients to assemble recipes like
Almond Bhakri, Rajma and Spinach Soup, Jowar Bajra Besan Thalipeeth and Moong Sprouts and Spring Onion Tikki.

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Masala Chawli
Recipe# 3883
02 Jan 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
The perfect recipe to awaken your senses on a lazy winter’s day! Masala Chawli is packed with flavour and radiates an irresistible aroma! While the tomato pulp and fenugreek leaves impart a rich taste to the cooked cow peas, an aromatic mint paste carries the recipe to an unsurpassed level of gastro ....
Oatmeal Almond Milk with Apples, Healthy Vegan Breakfast
Recipe# 42149
08 Dec 18

 by Tarla Dalal
The Oatmeal Almond Milk with Apples is as easy as easy can be. Can you think of anything simpler than adding all the ingredients to a jar, mixing and refrigerating? Well, that’s all it takes to make this healthy vegan breakfast. You need to refrigerate it for 4 hours at least, but can comfortabl ....
Buckwheat Dosa
Recipe# 36424
17 Jan 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Um, you feel like having dosa today but no fermented batter on hand? Not to worry! Here is an easy and instant dosa prepared with buckwheat and urad dal. The twist here is that the ingredients are powdered, tempered and then mixed into a batter, which can be cooked immediately into yummy dosas. Serv ....
Buckwheat Khichdi, Farali Kutto Khichdi Recipe, Vrat Recipe, Fasting Recipe
Recipe# 33302
20 Feb 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
One look at this recipe and you know that faaral foods can be more sumptuous and often more flavourful than everyday meals! The garnish of sesame seeds and coriander is to this khichdi what a cherry is to icing! It really boosts the aroma and flav ....
Matki and Jowar Paratha
Recipe# 41005
11 Nov 08

by Tarla Dalal
This fabulous Matki and Jowar Paratha is very effective in recharging your iron levels during pregnancy. Boiled and crushed matki is mixed with a dough of whole wheat flour and jowar flour to make these luscious parathas. The addition of boiled matki makes these parathas quite soft and flavour ....
Carrot, Tomato and Beetroot Juice
Recipe# 39018
26 Nov 13

by Tarla Dalal
This low-calorie combination of easily available carrot, tomato and beetroot provides large doses of fibre and vitamin a, and is a perfect way to kick start the day! the lovely colour makes it especially appealing to kids.
Moong Sprouts and Spring Onion Tikki
Recipe# 40712
14 Feb 11

 by Tarla Dalal
Everybody yearns for a treat once in a while! Here is a perfectly enjoyable snack, made keeping diabetic norms in mind. These scrumptious Moong Sprouts and Spring Onion Tikkis are made with fibre and iron-rich moong sprouts bound together by oats flour, which contains betaglucan, a unique type of so ....
Recipe# 22784
15 Jan 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Rajma is one of the most popular dishes in North India. In this Punjabi delicacy, cooked kidney beans is excitingly flavoured with a wide array of ingredients ranging from ginger and green chillies to tomatoes and onions, spices and masala powders too. However, you will be surprised to see that ....
Roasted Cashew Nuts, Healthy Roasted Kaju
Recipe# 42662
28 Nov 18

 by Tarla Dalal
If you’re nuts about nuts like most foodies are, then this snack is just right for. Something that you can munch on without much guilt, the Roasted Cashew Nuts is made by baking the cashews coated with lemon juice and spices. Its vibrant flavour is sure to add more zeal to your day! You can perk ....
Oatmeal Almond Milk with Oranges, Healthy Breakfast
Recipe# 42153
31 May 18

 by Tarla Dalal
The Oatmeal Almond Milk with Oranges is not a typical breakfast. It is a meal-in-a-jar that is unbelievably easy to make but exceptionally nutritious too! All you need to do is put all the ingredients into a jar, give it a shake and stow it into the fridge. After it sits there for a few hours, i ....
Jowar Kale Palak Veg Antioxidant Healthy Office Salad
Recipe# 42308
25 Dec 18

 by Tarla Dalal
This super-duper lunch salad, loaded with the goodness of millets, veggies and greens, is bound to gain you lots of compliments and enthuse your colleagues also to make a healthy shift towards salad lunches ! An exciting medley of jowar, kale le ....
Grilled Broccoli Recipe
Recipe# 42228
06 Oct 18

by Tarla Dalal
This is surely one of the yummiest ways to enjoy fresh and crisp broccoli! Marinated with lemon juice and black pepper, and then grilled to perfection, the Grilled Broccoli has a nice texture and fabulous flavour, with spicy and tangy tones. This delicious treat is also equally healthy, being ri ....
Jowar Pyaz Ki Roti (  Healthy Breakfast)
Recipe# 4660
04 Jan 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Fibre, calcium, protein and loads of energy come together in a tasty roti flavoured with spring onions and green chillies! jowar pyaz ki roti is a gluten-free, cholesterol-free recipe that you can prepare even every day. You just need a spot of practice in flattening the dough with your palms, or al ....
Black Raspberry and Gooseberry Oatmeal Recipe
Recipe# 42505
31 May 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Creativity at its peak, this unique breakfast dish combines oatmeal with black raspberry and gooseberry, to get a tasty and abundantly nutritious bowlful! Gooseberries are rich in fibre and ....
Homemade Natural Hazelnut Butter
Recipe# 42464
01 Mar 18

by Tarla Dalal
A buttery spread made of hazelnuts, this Homemade Natural Hazelnut Butter is bursting with goodness and burgeoning with flavour! From young to old, nobody can resist dabbing some on their toast, or spreading some on their rotis or loaves. The nutty and natural flavour of this butter surely adds ....
Palak Raita Or How To Make Spinach Raita Recipe
Recipe# 37297
17 Jul 12

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 by Tarla Dalal
This smashingly tasty Palak Raita will steal your heart with its simple yet rustic flavour. The contrast of dark green against the light colour of curds is a treat to behold too. Just ensure that you refrigerate the raita for at least half an hour, and till serving time, so that the palak remains cr ....
Apple and Banana Steel Cut Oats
Recipe# 42406
15 Jan 19

by Tarla Dalal
Steel-cut oats is a high-fibre product made by slicing oat grains into two or three groats each. It is healthier and more mealy than quick cooking oats, and has a really awesome mouth-feel. You can make exciting breakfast and snack options by combining st ....
How To Cook and Store Steel Cut Oats for 5 Days
Recipe# 42403
31 May 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Steel-cut oats is a variety that’s gaining popularity of late. Here, whole grains of oats are cut into two or three groats. Hence, the name steel-cut. Since it is made from whole grains of oats, it has a mealier mouth-feel. Being rich in fibre , this
Strawberry Steel Cut Oats with Tea Masala
Recipe# 42400
24 Oct 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Chai Masala, with its well-balanced mix of spicy notes, is ideal to flavour many dishes, not just tea! This Strawberry Steel Cut Oats with Tea Masala is an example that proves our point. Here, the oats is perked up with chai masala and a dash of vanilla, sweetened mildly with maple syrup. With t ....
Pumpkin Steel Cut Oats
Recipe# 42401
22 Dec 18

 by Tarla Dalal
An exquisite breakfast that is unlike anything you have tasted before, the Pumpkin Steel Cut oats combines cooked and blended red pumpkin with steel-cut oats. The recipe gets a flavourful boost from apples, a touch of nutmeg and a sprinkling of roasted sunflower seeds. The luscious texture of th ....
Spinach and Mint Juice ( Healthy Juice)
Recipe# 6227
18 Jan 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 ....
How To Roast Pumpkin Seeds, Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Recipe# 42257
11 Oct 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Experience the goodness of pumpkin seeds in a delectable roasted form! This recipe shows you how to roast pumpkin seeds, which not only enhances their flavour but also makes them easy to use. Now, you can just sprinkle them on your soups ,
Red Capsicum Carrot and Apple Juice
Recipe# 40846
11 Jan 12

 by Tarla Dalal
This attractive orange-coloured juice is a pleasure to behold, and even more of a treat to the palate! A smart combination of fruits and veggies gives this Red Capsicum, Carrot and Apple Juice a vibrant flavour. The low-calorie red capsicum gives this juice a unique flavour that is mildly spic ....
Apple Steel Cut Oatmeal with Almond Milk, Healthy Vegan Breakfast
Recipe# 42390
31 May 18

 by Tarla Dalal
Steel-cut oats, which can be bought at well-stocked supermarkets and in specialty/ gourmet food stores, are groats of oats made by chopping whole oats into two or three pieces. It has a nice grainy mouth-feel, which is quite satiating. Just the taste and texture instils a sense of well-being and ....
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