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Pregnancy Iron Rich recipes
Last Updated : Mar 03,2018
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.
16 May 18
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 ....
10 Apr 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 ....
29 Mar 18
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 ....
11 Nov 08
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 ....
11 Nov 08
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 ....
11 Nov 08
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 ....
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 ....
26 Mar 18
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 ....
10 Oct 14
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.
22 Mar 18
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.
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