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Pregnancy Protein Rich recipes
Last Updated : Dec 23,2017
Additional protein, i.e., at least 65 gm of protein per day is required during Pregnancy for the rapid growth of the foetus, for the enlargement of the uterus, mammary glands and placenta, formation of amniotic fluid and storage reserves for labour, delivery and lactation.
Besides this, protein is also required to build strong bones and teeth (which start growing at about eight weeks). So, ensure that you get enough protein throughout your pregnancy, especially during the second and third trimesters, when your baby is growing more rapidly.
The major sources of protein are:
• Dairy products like milk, curds, paneer, cheese and buttermilk.
• Pulses and lentils like moath beans (matki), rajma (kidney beans), chana, etc. (Try sprouting them to increase the calcium and protein content, and ease digestion).
• Vegetables such as broccoli.
• Nuts and oilseeds like sesame seeds (til), almonds, cashew nuts, etc.
Try not to overload your diet with too many fried foods, as excess fat is a hindrance to protein absorption. We have included a range of protein-rich recipes like Kidney Bean Soup, Paneer and Tomato in Green Gravy, Walnut Sheera etc. in this section that will ensure your baby’s health and give you some interesting meal times too!
19 May 18
Easy Cheesy Vegetable Pasta 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 ....
03 Apr 18
Spinach Raita by Tarla Dalal
Spinach and curds is always a very nutritious combo, making this raita a must-have. Traces of pepper and sugar make the spinach raita tastier, while the green chillies add a bit of fire to an otherwise bland raita. Steaming the spinach not only makes mixing easier, it also becomes a bit easy on the ....
10 Mar 18
Sambhar by Tarla Dalal
The aromatic flavours of this traditional South Indian dish are truly irresistible. The speciality of this sambhar is that it is made with minimal oil and loads of vegetables which enhance its nutritive value. When served hot with Nutritious Stuffed Idlis, it makes a meal that is very hard to resi ....
26 Nov 07
Aloo Methi Tofu Parathas by Tarla Dalal
Aloo and methi are made-for-each-other, irrespective of the form in which they are cooked. With tofu, they become even more enticing! Although fenugreek makes an ideal combination, you can also replace it with other greens like palak for a change. I have not cooked the stuffing in this recipe; howev ....
16 Jul 12
Panchmel Dal by Tarla Dalal
Here, a wholesome combo of five dals is flavoured with a special masala water and whole spices as well! Not only the flavours of the spices, but the flavours of the assorted dals are also discernable in this delightful dish. Dissolving the spice powders in water before sautéing them ensures that the ....
11 Nov 08
Multiflour Idli by Tarla Dalal
This easy-to-make Multiflour Idli has a fabulous, rustic flavour and interesting texture that you will enjoy thoroughly at any time during gestation.
A batter of soaked and ground urad dal combined with wholesome flours like bajra, nachni, etc., gives us perfect idlis that replenish your calc ....
11 Nov 08
Zucchini, Bell Pepper and Sprouted Moong Salad by Tarla Dalal
This is one of the most fabulous ways to consume sprouted moong. Teamed up with Vitamin C rich colourful capsicums, juicy zucchini and yummy apples, the fibre rich sprouts turn into a terrific treat for your taste buds.
Apple adds a nice fruity note to the Zucchini and Bell Pepper Sprouted Moo ....
11 Nov 08
Chick Pea Tikkis by Tarla Dalal
Tikkis of various types are very popular in India. Here is a nutritious variant of this all-time favourite snack made with protein and calcium rich ingredients like chick peas and mint.
When you feel like having a snack, go for these tasty Chick Pea Tikkis, to help in the healthy development of ....
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.
20 Aug 11
Jowar Bajre Ki Roti by Tarla Dalal
Jowar and bajra flour rotis flavoured with spring onions and green chilli. Jowar and bajra are rich in iron, protein and fibre. Being comparatively dry this roti is recommended for your first trimester as a it will relieve you of nausea. Have it as a mid morning snack or for lunch with the Usal.
20 Aug 11
Bajra and Moong Dal Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
This is a traditional Rajasthani recipe that we discovered is an excellent source of protein, iron, folic acid and fibre. Its creamy consistency and mild flavours make it a good recipe to have especially in the preconception period and first trimester. But i'm sure you will enjoy it all through your ....
20 Aug 13
Coconut Pachadi / Coconut Raita by Tarla Dalal
Well, if you like dips and raitas, check out their South Indian
equivalent – the refreshing raitas! Made by combining thick curds with veggies or other ingredients, the highlight of any pachadi is the traditional tempering, which adds an irresistible aroma t ....
26 Nov 12
Paneer Tikka Kathi Rolls by Tarla Dalal
These rolls are a healthy version of frankies and make a complete meal by themselves. The chapatis have been made with whole wheat flour which is a good source of iron and fibre as compared to the usual plain flour (maida) rotis. The paneer and vegetable filling enriches these rolls with essential ....
04 May 18
Cucumber Pachadi, South Indian Cucumber Raita by Tarla Dalal
A semi-spicy cucumber raita made in a typical South Indian
style, with sautéed onions, green chillies and an aromatic tempering. This is not an everyday raita but a special one, with tongue-tickling flavours and ingredients of assorted textures.
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