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Last Updated : Nov 16,2018

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Iron Rich 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 foods for 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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Ragi and Oat Crackers
Recipe# 39832
08 Nov 18

 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 ....
Mini Jowar Apple and Walnut Pancake
Recipe# 41008
07 Nov 18

 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
24 Aug 18

 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
17 Sep 18

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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.
Nachni Ladoos, Ragi Ladoo, Recipe For Pregnancy
Recipe# 22452
17 Oct 18

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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 ....
Anjeer and Mixed Nut Barfi
Recipe# 5716
03 Sep 18

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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 ....
Spinach Malfatti, Healthy Pregnancy Recipe
Recipe# 2990
29 Mar 18

 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 ....
Oats Mutter Dosa ( Fibre Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35079
02 Nov 18

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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
11 Nov 08

 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 ....
Spinach Tahini Wraps ( Nutritious Recipe For Pregnancy)
Recipe# 22444
11 Nov 08

 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.
Soya Methi Garlic Naan
Recipe# 38084
10 Oct 14

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 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
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 ....
Date and Sesame Puranpoli
Recipe# 5714
31 May 18

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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
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.
Methi Crispies, Healthy Methi Crispies, Jar Snack
Recipe# 22298
22 Mar 18

 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 ....
Poha Phirni
Recipe# 22442
21 Jul 16

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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.
Ridge Gourd with Poppy Seeds
Recipe# 5704
10 Oct 14

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
Recipe# 39648
10 Oct 14

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
23 Oct 18

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 ....
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 ....
Sprouted Masala Matki
Recipe# 5701
10 Oct 14

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 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
Recipe# 5710

 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
Recipe# 5703
05 Sep 18

 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 Dosa
Recipe# 41017
19 Oct 18

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 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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