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Pregnancy Iron Rich Indian Foods recipes


Last Updated : Nov 07,2019



लोह युक्त आहार - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Pregnancy Iron Rich Indian Foods recipes in Hindi)
લોહ યુક્ત આહાર - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Pregnancy Iron Rich Indian Foods recipes in Gujarati)

Iron Rich Indian foods for Pregnancy, Hemoglobin rich foods during pregnancy

Iron Rich Indian foods for Pregnancy, Hemoglobin rich foods during pregnancy.  Iron is one of the most important minerals required during pregnancy. The requirements of iron increase by 14mg/day which can be attributed to achieve adequate iron to transfer to the growing fetus, increase in maternal blood volume and loss of iron through skin and sweat. Iron requirement increases in the second and third trimester. Iron should be consumed in large doses initially also to build up iron stores and protect the depletion of existing stores and prevent iron deficiency anemia in both the mother and fetus.

Top 7 Sources of Iron Rich Foods

1. Garden Cress Seeds

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.

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. Poppy 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 the 9 months of gestation.

Iron Rich foods for Pregnancy, Subzis

Ridge Gourd with Poppy SeedsRidge Gourd with Poppy Seeds

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 is a recipe which combines the goodness of chawli leaves and masoor dal and is loaded with iron. The vitamin A together with the protein in the dal helps to maintain healthy skin and vision, while the iron keeps anemia at bay. Colocassia Leaves Usli is a unique dry sabzi loaded with protein, fibre, vitamin A, phosphorus and iron. Cauliflower Greens, Methi and Palak Healthy Subzi, Palak Methi and Corn Subzi, Sai Bhaji are a few recipes added to this section after a thorough research, especially for mums-to-be.

Iron Rich foods for Pregnancy, Snacks

Cauliflower Greens and Besan MuthiaCauliflower Greens and Besan Muthia

To your surprise, legumes and pulses are also a fair source of iron. We have explored these beans in various recipes. Sprouted Matki Poha is a protein packed snack loaded with iron and gives about 22% of your daily requirement of iron during pregnancy. Keep this jar snack Methi Crispies handy whenever you feel hunger pangs in the evening. The curd added in it not only improves its texture but also adds taste and mask the bitterness of fenugreek. Enjoy it with your favourite healthy dip. This Spinach Dosa is made healthy by using wheat flour instead of rice. Spinach also is a good contributor of the antioxidant beta-carotene in this recipe.

Enjoy all our Iron Rich Indian foods for Pregnancy, Hemoglobin rich foods during pregnancy and also try our other iron rich recipe categories from the options given below.

Pregnancy Calcium Rich Recipes

Pregnancy Folic Acid Rich Recipes

Pregnancy Vitamin A Rich Recipes

Pregnancy Vitamin B Complex Rich Recipes


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Green Tomato Salsa and Veggie Wrap
Recipe# 39649
07 Nov 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Exciting iron-rich serving coming up! A perfect low-calorie main course dish, the Green Tomato Salsa and Veggie Wrap is packed with crunchy veggies for not just good health but an enjoyable texture and taste too. Iron-rich soya flour and parsley used in the dough pack more iron into this sumptuous w ....
Ragi and Oat Crackers
Recipe# 39832
06 Oct 19

 
 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 ....
Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Cookies
Recipe# 2942
01 Oct 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
If you always considered choco chip cookies to be a sinful indulgence, and have been especially wary of it now to avoid unwarranted weight gain during pregnancy, then here is a delightful guilt-free recipe that you can enjoy once in a while! With loads of protein and fibre, this delicious, soft and ....
Poha Phirni
Recipe# 22442
06 Sep 19

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 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.
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 ....
Low Calorie Dal Makhani
Recipe# 3570
20 May 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Dal makhani, a flavourful robust lentil preparation, is a celebrated delicacy from punjab. Rajma and whole urad provide protein and calcium which are extremely important for maintenance of your body cells and healthy bones. Cooking the dal in tomato purée adds a little sharpness to this dish and als ....
Watermelon and Mint Salad
Recipe# 39294
20 Apr 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Watermelon and mint always taste best together, but are you aware that there is more good reason to combine them? Watermelon is an excellent source of iron, while mint has not just iron but vitamin C too. Iron and vitamin C work best as a team as the latter is needed for iron to work best. So, now, ....
Anjeer and Mixed Nut Barfi
Recipe# 5716
11 Sep 19

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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 ....
Nachni Ladoos, Ragi Ladoo, Recipe For Pregnancy
Recipe# 22452
15 Oct 19

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 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 ....
Spinach Tahini Wraps ( Nutritious Recipe For Pregnancy)
Recipe# 22444
12 Feb 19

 
 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.
Mini Jowar Apple and Walnut Pancake
Recipe# 41008
16 Feb 19

 
 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 ....
Cauliflower Greens, Methi and Palak Healthy Subzi
Recipe# 42325
08 Nov 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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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 ....
Poha Cutlet (  Iron Rich )
Recipe# 5686
02 Jan 19

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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.
Oats Mutter Dosa ( Fibre Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35079
17 Jan 19

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 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
Recipe# 41007
09 Oct 19

 
 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 ....
Buckwheat Dhoklas
Recipe# 5282
14 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Snacks don't always have to be fat traps! With a bit of tact, you can make healthy versions of most of your all-time favourites. So, you get the best of both worlds – great taste and good health. Here is a ....
Buckwheat Dhokla, Faraal Buckwheat Dhokla
Recipe# 3547
14 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Buckwheat Dhokla combines taste and nutrition in an easy-to-cook form. A batter of buckwheat is perked up with curds, ginger and green chillies to make soft and tasty dhoklas. Though the buckwheat needs to be soaked for two hours, the batter does not require any fermentation afterwards, so y ....
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 ....
Date and Sesame Puranpoli
Recipe# 5714
09 Oct 19

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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 ....
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 ....
Buckwheat Pancakes, Kuttu Pancake Diabetic Snacks
Recipe# 22269
05 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Pancakes are favorites across the world. In this Indianised version, the not-so-common buckwheat combines with sour low-fat curds and bottle gourd to make iron and fibre-rich pancakes. Have it along with Green Chutney or
Chawli Beans and Mint Burger
Recipe# 39648
04 Jan 19

 
 
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
Recipe# 33255
12 Mar 09

 
 
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 ....
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