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Pregnancy Iron Rich recipes
Last Updated : Aug 23,2018
When we think of iron we first turn towards green leafy vegetables. In this section, we'll find a wide variety of greens right from common ones like fenugreek, spinach to a few uncommon ones like colocassia leaves and chawli leaves. Chawli Masoor Dal, Methi Crispies, Spinach Dosa, Colocassia Leaves Usli are a few recipes added to this section after a thorough research, especially for mums-to-be.
However a few nuts and seeds like almonds, walnuts, seaame seeds are also a good source of iron. You can explore them in recipes like Anjeer and Mixed Nut Barfi and Til Chikki etc. To your surprise, legumes and pulses are also a fair source of iron. We have explored this beans in recipes like Mini Jowar Apple and Walnut Pancake, Sprouted Matki Poha etc.
Top 7 Sources of Iron Rich Foods
1. Garden Cress :
2. Turmeric Powder (Haldi) : Warm Honey Lemon Water with Turmeric is a simple detox solution that can be consumed everyday, first thing in the morning. Try Warm Honey Lemon Water with Turmeric
3. Cauliflower Greens : Cauliflower leaves are nothing but the green leaves that cover the cauliflower and often are sold along with the entire cauliflower.
4. Cow Pea
5. Beaten Rice
6. Dill (Sheep Leaves)
7. Poppey Seeds (Khus - Khus)
For a detailed list of 35 Iron Rich Foods, Sources of Iron Rich Food
So have no fear and explore all these sources of iron and make up for your heomoglobin throughout he 9 months of gestation.
Cauliflower Greens, Methi and Palak Healthy Subzi by Tarla Dalal
Do you tend to use the cauliflower and throw away the greens? Don’t do that ever again, because what you consider as waste is actually a tasty, green, nutri-dense ingredient that can be used to make awesomely tasty dishes like this one!
The Cauliflower Greens, Methi and Palak Healthy Subzi featu ....
17 Sep 18
Poha Cutlet ( Iron Rich ) by Tarla Dalal
Beaten rice (poha) is made in an iron pounder that contributes for its iron content. No wonder these yummy cutlets are packed with the richness of iron! Addition of lemon juice also helps in absorption of iron.
11 Nov 08
Nachni Ladoos, Ragi Ladoo, Recipe For Pregnancy by Tarla Dalal
We are lucky because the Indian landscape makes available to us a wealth of healthy grains with immeasurable benefits. Most of these grains and their flours are so versatile that they can be used to make everything from khichdis to ladoos.
Here is a delicious Nachni Ladoo that proves our point ....
Ragi and Oat Crackers by Tarla Dalal
Light on the stomach but crunchy to bite into, these iron rich crackers make a great breakfast option, whether early in the morning or as a snack during a mid-day refreshment break!
These Ragi and Oat Crackers are all the better, as they are made with wholesome ragi, oats and whole wheat flo ....
03 Sep 18
Anjeer and Mixed Nut Barfi 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 ....
Spinach Malfatti, Healthy Pregnancy Recipe 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 ....
14 Apr 18
Oats Mutter Dosa ( Fibre Rich Recipe ) by Tarla Dalal
This instant dosa batter is packed with protein and fibre. Oats must be consumed daily for its high content of soluble fibre ‘beta-glucan’, a potent blood sugar and cholesterol-lowering agent. The addition of urad dal and carrots make the dosas rich in protein and vitamin a too. Prepare this instant ....
Cauliflower Greens and Besan Muthia by Tarla Dalal
How often we find ourselves picking lush cauliflowers at the market, only to quickly discard the greens and stow the cauliflower head alone into the fridge! Well, this recipe will help you discover the goodness of this often unused part of the cauliflower.
The greens are a great source of iron ....
Mini Jowar Apple and Walnut Pancake by Tarla Dalal
These iron-laden pancakes are a smart and healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth during pregnancy. A batter of jowar flour is fortified with apples and nuts, and sweetened with jaggery to make delicious Mini Jowar Apple and Walnut Pancakes, which are not only sweet but also excitingly textured and ....
Spinach Tahini Wraps ( Nutritious Recipe For Pregnancy) by Tarla Dalal
Build your iron stores with these spinach, lettuce and sesame seed wraps and ensure your baby's blood cells and hemoglobin are developing the way they should. Simple to make, the wraps combine flavour and taste in one healthy package.
10 Oct 14
Soya Methi Garlic Naan by Tarla Dalal
The chewiness of plain flour naan can be quite tiresome after a helping! This sumptuous Soya Methi Garlic Naan made of fenugreek leaves and soya flour is not only rich in iron and low in calories, but also more enjoyable, with loads of garlic that not only imparts a nice flavour but also aids in red ....
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 ....
31 May 18
Date and Sesame Puranpoli by Tarla Dalal
Sweet, delicious and nutritious too – that’s a rare combination, isn’t it? Well, it all features in the Date and Sesame Puranpoli, a traditional treat loaded with the goodness of iron from dates and sesame seeds. It wins over hearts with its nutty taste and rich aroma of til, and is so satiating tha ....
18 Oct 10
Tomato Methi Rice ( Iron Rich Recipe ) 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.
Methi Crispies, Healthy Methi Crispies, Jar Snack by Tarla Dalal
Leafy vegetables, especially methi, do wonders for diabetics by controlling blood sugar. Not only that, methi also does wonders to the flavour of any dish it is added to, with its unique, mildly-bitter taste and splendid aroma. Here, methi is mixed with whole wheat flour and oats to make a healthy s ....
21 Jul 16
Poha Phirni by Tarla Dalal
Poha Phirni, poha is a rich source of iron as the rice is beaten in an iron mortar-pestle. Besides adding a colourful touch to this unusual phirni, fruits like apples and bananas also provide vitamins, minerals and fibre.
Ridge Gourd with Poppy Seeds by Tarla Dalal
Poppy seeds, generally associated with sweets and rich gravies, are a wonderful source of iron! Here, they are used along with ridge gourd to make a quick and easy subzi. Ridge Gourd with Poppy Seeds has a nutty taste and pleasant texture that is very enjoyable. Serve hot with a roti of your choice.
Chawli Beans and Mint Burger by Tarla Dalal
Did you always think of burgers as junk food, going by the commercial versions? A homemade burger can be a reservoir of nutrients if you use the right stuffing. Here, spongy whole wheat buns are packed with an iron-rich chawli bean tikki that is enchantingly flavoured with mint leaves and bound toge ....
Kulith Salad, Protein Rich Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Kulith salad, the nutrient content and digestibility of pulses increase manifold when sprouted. It is not surprising then, that the protein-rich horse gram is used in the sprouted form in this recipe.
Paneer adds to the protein content, while tomatoes, green chillies and coriander give the sal ....
25 Jun 14
Spinach and Chick Pea Soup 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 ....
10 Oct 14
Sprouted Masala Matki by Tarla Dalal
Sprouted masala matki is an ideal snack during post pregnancy days, as it helps to make up for the iron lost in blood during childbirth. Sprouted matki is a great source of iron, and the addition of vitamin c rich veggies like tomatoes and capsicum ensures that the iron is absorbed to the hilt to be ....
Corn Palak Pulao by Tarla Dalal
Delicious and healthy, this is a dish that will win many a young heart with its mouthwatering combination of ingredients and attractive appearance! Tried and tested, the combination of corn and spinach works in almost any recipe thanks to their complementary colours, textures and flavours. This iron ....
Colocassia Leaf Usli 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 ....
11 Nov 08
Spinach Dosa by Tarla Dalal
An innovative dosa of whole wheat flour and urad flour fortified with spinach purée offers you a great way to top up on iron. When you are pregnant, everybody keeps telling you to have more greens, especially spinach, which is a storehouse of iron. Spinach is also rich in vitamin A and folic acid, b ....
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