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Pregnancy Folic Acid Rich recipes


Last Updated : Apr 23,2020



फोलिक एसिड युक्त आहार - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Pregnancy Folic Acid Rich recipes in Hindi)
ફોલીક એસીડ યુક્ત આહાર - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Pregnancy Folic Acid Rich recipes in Gujarati)

Folic Acid Rich Recipes for Pregnancy

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. Its deficiency can lead to anemia in the mother and malformation in the fetus such as neural tube defects.

Broccoli SoupBroccoli Soup

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.

18 Folic Acid Rich Foods

Sr.No Ingredients mcg/cup
1. Kabuli chana, cooked 305
2. Chana dal (split Bengal gram), cooked 242
3. Chawli beans (cow peas), cooked 233
4. Yellow moong dal (split yellow gram), cooked 213
5. Urad dal (split black lentils), cooked 199
6. Toovar dal (Arhar), cooked 169
7. Til (sesame seeds) 161
8. Gavarfali (Cluster beans), chopped 144
9. Chawli leaves (Cowpea leaves) chopped 101
10. Palak (Spinach), chopped 84
11. Bhindi (Ladies finger), chopped 74
12. Tomato, chopped 47
13. Fansi (French beans), chopped 46
14. Bajra flour (Black millet flour) 44
15. Gehun ka atta (Whole wheat flour) 39
16. Broccoli, florets 28
17. Peanuts (Groundnuts) 27
18. Phudina (Mint leaves), chopped 11

Folic Acid Rich Recipes for Pregnancy, Snack Recipes

Moong Dal and Spinach IdliMoong Dal and Spinach Idli

Want to know how to cook healthy with these folic acid rich ingredients during pregnancy? Peep into this section as the recipes here have been researched just for you. Try them all to stay healthy, especially in those beginning months of gestation, as folic acid is required during the initial phase of pregnancy. Tava Chana is a wonderful recipe to be had for snacks and is better than consuming roadside chana. This recipe is also rich in protein, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus.

Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea KhichdiBajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi

Moong Dal and Spinach Soup is perfect snack if you want to have something light, its like having good health in a bowl with brimful of protein, vitamin A and iron – all of which will make your eyes sharp and keen. Chick Pea Tikkis is yet another healthful snack to support a healthy development of your baby. This tikki is rich in protein and calcium. Have it with your choice of healthy chutney.



Folic Acid Rich Recipes for Pregnancy, Subzi Recipes

Broccoli, Spinach and Zucchini Stir- FryBroccoli, Spinach and Zucchini Stir- Fry

Including healthy subzi’s is of utmost importance during this critical phase of life. Here we bring you lip-smacking subzi recipes sure to make you feel good. Broccoli, Carrot and Paneer Subzi has an unusual combination of veggies and makes this simple vegetable stir-fry seem quite exotic!

Broccoli is a very good source of folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin A and fibre, while paneer contributes calcium and protein to this dish. Gavarfali ki Sukhi Subzi is a yummy dry subzi that combines beautifully with hot phulkas fresh off the tava! The benefits of fibre-rich cluster beans are enhanced by the introduction of flavour-imparting garlic.

Gavarfali ki Sukhi SubziGavarfali ki Sukhi Subzi

Cauliflower Greens Pitla is a unique recipe where cauliflower greens have a crunchy texture and fresh flavour and also are iron-rich which adds to the iron and vitamin C content of besan. Cauliflower Greens Pitla will surely make your skin glow by improving blood circulation.

Enjoy all our folic acid rich recipes for pregnancy. Explore more varieties in our pregnancy section everyday.

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Golden Broth, Thick Carrot and Potato Soup
Recipe# 2954
20 Aug 11

 
 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.
Sprouted Kabuli Chana and Palak, Folic Acid Rich Recipe
Recipe# 35071
22 Jun 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A perfect combination of sprouted kabuli chana and palak that will tickle your taste buds, and keep your protein , calcium and iron lev ....
Nourishing Barley Soup
Recipe# 3529
30 May 20

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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 ....
Broccoli, Carrot and Paneer Subzi
Recipe# 2969
23 Apr 20

 
 
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 ....
Sprouts and Methi Rice
Recipe# 38440
04 Mar 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
In a rush? You still need healthy food to stay energetic! How about preparing this super tasty Sprouts and Methi Rice one-dish meal that you can have right away or even take along in your dabba? The blend of brown rice with mixed sprouts, fenugreek leaves and spices makes this a tasteful dish brimmi ....
Broccoli, Spinach and Zucchini Stir- Fry
Recipe# 7451
18 Dec 19

 
 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 ....
Easy Cheesy Vegetable Pasta
Recipe# 2993
14 Oct 19

 
 
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 ....
Mushroom, Bean Sprouts and Broccoli Stir-fry
Recipe# 7449
11 Oct 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An easy but fabulous preparation of mushrooms, blanched broccoli and bean sprouts sautéed with garlic, and flavoured with thyme and little red chilli sauce. It is the combination of ingredients, especially the addition of crunchy broccoli stems, which makes this recipe so fantastic. The outcom ....
Colocassia Leaf Usli
Recipe# 5703
04 Sep 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 ....
Spinach Malfatti, Healthy Pregnancy Recipe
Recipe# 2990
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Malfatti is a steamed dumpling, usually made of spinach and cheese. Interesting, the Italian term Malfatti literally translates to ‘poorly made’, which probably refers to the odd, rustic shape of the dumplings! Although it is quite exotic, the Spinach Malfat ....
Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi
Recipe# 39646
29 Feb 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
bajra whole moong and green pea khichdi recipe | whole moong bajra and green pea khichdi | healthy green pea bajra and whole moong khichdi | with 20 amazing images. Watching weight or on a diet or want to eat someth ....
Moong Dal and Spinach Idli
Recipe# 38991
05 Oct 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.
Moong Dal and Paneer Tikki (low Calorie Snack)
Recipe# 3552
23 Sep 19

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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 ....
Broccoli and Baby Corn Stir Fry
Recipe# 2992
27 Mar 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Tired of dal-chawal? Then this is just the thing you need. A simple stir fry with oriental origins that is rich in fibre, folic acid, protein and above all taste. Toss in some noodles if you want to make a bigger meal of this dish.
Dhansak Dal ( Indian Diabetic Dal Recipe)
Recipe# 3501
27 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A traditional parsi dish. As the name says, it is an interesting combination of five varieties of dhan (dals) and saak (vegetables) perked with spices to give it a mouth-watering taste. Being loaded with vegetables this dish is no ....
Tava Chana
Recipe# 196
05 Jul 14

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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 ....
Lettuce and Cauliflower Soup
Recipe# 39641
21 Feb 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Lettuce is an unexplored treasure! Not many know that it is a very good source of iron. Here is a creamy soup of lettuce thickened using finely chopped cauliflower, which not only imparts a creamy texture but also balances the flavour of lettuce well. The use of cauliflower also does away with the u ....
Spicy Urad Dal Puris
Recipe# 7560
21 Nov 07

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 by Tarla Dalal
Serve these delicious urad dal puris with sweet pickle and hot tea on a sunny Sunday morning, for a complete Rajasthani ambience. You can also try other puris to enjoy with a cup of hot tea like Khus-khus ki Puri or K ....
Healthy Oats Vegan Granola Bars with Peanut Butter
Recipe# 42508
23 Sep 19

 
 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 ....
Cabbage Jowar Muthias
Recipe# 3554
06 Feb 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
cabbage muhtia recipe | Gujarati cabbage jowar muthia | healthy kobi jowar muthia | kobi na muthiya | with 22 amazing images. cabbage muhtia is a
Antioxidant, Protein Rich Healthy Lunch Salad
Recipe# 42207
04 Apr 19

 
 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
06 Oct 19

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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 use ....
Dal and Vegetable Idli ( Pregnancy Recipe)
Recipe# 2931
23 Apr 20

 
 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
16 Feb 19

 
 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 ....
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