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Pregnancy Folic Acid Rich recipes


Last Updated : Mar 22,2018



फोलिक ऐसिड युक्त आहार - हिन्दी में पढ़ें
ફોલીક એસીડ યુક્ત આહાર - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો
Folic acid (400 mcg/day) or Folate is an essential Vitamin required almost 12 weeks before you conceive and also during the first trimester (first 3 months) for the growth and development of the brain and spine of the fetus. Folic acid is also required throughout the Pregnancy for the formation of blood. It’s deficiency can lead to anemia in the mother.

Raise your folic acid levels be enjoying recipes made with.

1. Vegetables like potatoes, (with skin), tomatoes, spinach, peas, broccoli, beetroot and ladies finger.

2. Nuts & Oilseeds (almonds, cashewnuts, sesame seeds and walnuts)

3. A variety of cereals and pulses along with sprouts.

Table of Folic Acid Rich Foods

Ingredients mcg/cup
Kabuli chana, cooked 305
Chana dal (split Bengal gram), cooked 242
Chawli beans (cow peas), cooked 233
Yellow moong dal (split yellow gram), cooked 213
Urad dal (split black lentils), cooked 199
Toovar dal (Arhar), cooked 169
Til (sesame seeds) 161
Gavarfali (Cluster beans), chopped 144
Chawli leaves (Cowpea leaves) chopped 101
Palak (Spinach), chopped 84
Bhindi (Ladies finger), chopped 74
Tomato, chopped 47
Fansi (French beans), chopped 46
Bajra flour (Black millet flour) 44
Gehun ka atta (Whole wheat flour) 39
Peanuts (Groundnuts) 27
Phudina (Mint leaves), chopped 11

Want to know how to cook healthy with these ingredients during pregnancy? Peep into this section. Recipes like Baby Potato and Bell Pepper Stir-fry, Broccoli Soup, Chick Pea Tikkis, Moong Dal and Spinach etc. have been researched just for you. Try them to stay healthy, especially in those beginning months of gestation!

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Tava Chana
Recipe# 196
31 May 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
The very sight of sizzling chana being constantly turned around in the tavas of roadside chaat-wallahs is enough of trigger the gastronomic juices! would it not be wonderful to recreate that wonderful tava chana experience at your own garden cocktail party? cooked kabuli chana, prepared in a lip-sma ....
Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi
Recipe# 39646
05 Nov 18

 
 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 ....
Easy Cheesy Vegetable Pasta
Recipe# 2993
15 Oct 18

 
 
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 ....
Dahi Bhindi ki Subji
Recipe# 3568
26 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here's a great way to enjoy a Rajasthani delicacy that is simply sumptuous and low in calories. Choose young and tender bhindis for this recipe that will cook quickly. Above all, the rich and fascinating aroma is so tempting that you won't feel that you're eating low calorie food.
Nourishing Barley Soup
Recipe# 3529
Yesterday

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 by Tarla Dalal
Barley is a cereal that is not usually used in everyday cooking. It is however a great source of protein, iron and fibre and tastes good too, if cooked with flavourful ingredients as I have done in this broth. The combination of masoor dal along with barley i.e. a pulse with a cereal makes this soup ....
Healthy Oats Vegan Granola Bars with Peanut Butter
Recipe# 42508
25 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Learning to make granola bars is a worthy skill, because granola bars are so tasty and so handy! You can just keep a few in your handbag and munch on them when you are hungry. However, whenever we buy commercial brands, we are always doubtful about the health quotient and quality of ingredients ....
Broccoli, Carrot and Paneer Subzi
Recipe# 2969
19 Oct 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An unusual combination of veggies makes this simple vegetable stir-fry seem quite exotic! Broccoli, carrot and paneer are a pretty sight to behold, with their contrasting colours, and quite exciting to munch on because of the varied textures they bring to the table. Broccoli is a very good sou ....
Broccoli, Spinach and Zucchini Stir- Fry
Recipe# 7451
12 Apr 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A creative way to include nutritious veggies into your diet, the Broccoli, Spinach and Zucchini Stir-Fry is a treat for your taste buds, with a burst of colours and herby flavours. The combination of vegetables like broccoli, spinach and zucchini with other crunchy delights like cabbage and capsicum ....
Antioxidant, Protein Rich Healthy Lunch Salad
Recipe# 42207
31 May 18

 
 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 ....
Tomato Methi Rice ( Iron Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35073
18 Oct 10

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 by Tarla Dalal
Iron-laden methi greens are combined with vitamin c rich tomatoes which helps in the absorption of iron. For an additional fibre touch, i have used the unpolished brown rice which is beneficial for weight watchers, diabetics and people with high cholesterol.
Dal and Vegetable Idli ( Pregnancy Recipe)
Recipe# 2931
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
These nutritious idlis are slightly heavier than the regular idlis as the batter is not fermented. They are very nutritive because of the combination of 3 dals and vegetables like methi, green peas and carrots. These are great for an early pregnancy boost and being an excellent source of iron, fibre ....
Moong Dal Dosa, Healthy Pregnancy Recipe
Recipe# 2933
05 Apr 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The cereal and pulse combination makes this recipe a good source of quality protein. These thin, crisp dosas made of moong dal and rice make a terrific breakfast especially during your fir ....
Paneer Palak Koftas in Makhani Gravy
Recipe# 3565
31 May 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Low-cal Paneer Palak Kofta in Makhani Gravy, anyone? The weight-watcher is usually terrified of words like paneer and makhani, but here is a low-cal version of this popular North Indian dish specially formulated to please food lovers without adding to their waistline. The innovative twist here is th ....
Hariyali Dal (  Cooking with 1 Teaspoon Oil)
Recipe# 3573
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Spinach and chana dal complement each other perfectly in this aromatic dish which is an excellent source of protein, iron, vitamin A and calcium. Try this dal with steamed brown rice or rotis. This is a good recipe for entertaining too!
Moong Dal and Spinach Idli
Recipe# 38991
26 Oct 18

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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.
Baked Potatoes with Broccoli and Red Pepper
Recipe# 2991
20 Aug 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
Potatoes are an excellent food choice in you first trimester and even the pre-pregnancy period when you need to stock up on folic acid and iron. The skin of the potato (which we always discard) is edible and is a rich source of folic acid. If you scrub the potatoes really well before you cook them, ....
Chick Pea Tikkis
Recipe# 22434
15 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Tikkis of various types are very popular in India. Here is a nutritious variant of this all-time favourite snack made with protein and calcium rich ingredients like chick peas and mint. When you feel like having a snack, go for these tasty Chick Pea Tikkis, to help in the healthy development of ....
Minty Soya Roti
Recipe# 39640
10 Oct 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Vibrant mint and dill leaves add not just colour but also abundant nutrition to the Minty Soya Roti. The iron and folic acid in these ingredients work together to improve your haemoglobin levels. The dough for this flavourful and aromatic roti has further been fortified with soya flour, so you get m ....
Golden Broth, Thick Carrot and Potato Soup
Recipe# 2954
17 Feb 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is one of my all-time favourite soup recipe which is also very nutritive as it is rich in vitamin A, fibre and protein. Instead of fried starters, this "sunny" soup is just perfect for a pre-dinner appetizer.
Gavarfali ki Sukhi Subzi
Recipe# 7463
12 Apr 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Gavarfali ki Sukhi Subzi is a lip-smacking dry subzi that combines beautifully with phulkas fresh off the tava! The benefits of fibre-rich cluster beans are enhanced by the introduction of flavour-imparting garlic, which also keeps blood sugar and cholesterol levels under control.
Cauliflower Greens Pitla
Recipe# 39643
31 May 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Cauliflower greens have a crunchy texture and fresh flavour that lends itself very well to this unique pitla. While you might frequently prepare methi or plain besan pitla, adding iron-rich cauliflower greens to the preparation adds to the iron and vitamin C content of besan. Cauliflower Gr ....
Walnut and Cherry Tomato Salad
Recipe# 36139
25 Jun 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This tangy crunchy salad is a treat for tomato lovers. Not only it’s an excellent source of folic acid (vitamin B9) which keeps anaemia at bay, but also rich in vitamin B1 (thiamin), vitamin B3 (Niacin) and fibre due to the addition of walnuts and sesame seeds. Walnuts are also rich in vitamin E and ....
Moong Dal and Paneer Tikki (low Calorie Snack)
Recipe# 3552
26 Oct 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
teaspoon of oil can create wonders, when the other ingredients are perfectly chosen – and this Moong Dal Seekh Kebab is a perfect example of this art. Did you ever imagine preparing crispy, succulent kebabs using such little oil? Well, see for yourself how the marvelous mix of moong dal and paneer w ....
Spinach and Chick Pea Soup
Recipe# 39143
25 Jun 14

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by Tarla Dalal
Just what you need for a full-fledged day! Iron-rich spinach and chick pea come together in a flavoursome soup cooked in vegetable stock. A thoughtful addition of herbs and spices along with lemon juice ensures added aroma as well as full nutrient absorption, as iron needs to be complemented with vi ....
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