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Pregnancy Protein Rich recipes
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!
26 Nov 12
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 ....
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 11
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 ....
11 Nov 08
Walnut Sheera by Tarla Dalal
You would have tasted sheeras made out of various flours or semolina. Here is a unique sheera made with walnuts! It has a fantastic texture and interesting flavour that is worth savouring. Just place a spoonful of the Walnut Sheera on your palate and keep it there for a few seconds to enjoy the spec ....
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 ....
11 Nov 08
Paneer and Tomato in Green Gravy by Tarla Dalal
So tempting to look at, this Paneer and Tomato in Green Gravy is sure to make you drool, and so tasty it is, you will want a second helping too! Paneer and tomato cubes are drowned in a luscious green gravy with the snazzy flavours of coriander, onions and curds. The creamy gravy is ideal for paneer ....
03 Sep 16
Moong Dal and Paneer Tikki (low Calorie Snack) by Tarla Dalal
teaspoon of oil can create wonders, when the other ingredients are perfectly chosen – and this Moong Dal Seekh Kebab is a perfect example of this art. Did you ever imagine preparing crispy, succulent kebabs using such little oil? Well, see for yourself how the marvelous mix of moong dal and paneer w ....
05 Jul 14
Khoya Mutter by Tarla Dalal
Creamy khoya dotted with juicy green peas, ah! khoya mutter is the perfect choice for those who love creamy, buttery, stuff, and goes very well with a savoury roti, puri or paratha. Cooking the khoya with spices does away with its raw taste while retaining its sumptuous texture and flavour. Fennel s ....
10 Oct 14
Palak Toovar Dal ( Iron Rich Recipes ) by Tarla Dalal
Rich in taste and nutrition, this Palak Toovar Dal is a healthful dish you can prepare frequently without any hassle, as it uses simple cooking methods and common ingredients. You just need to remember to soak the toovar dal earlier. The smart twist in this dal recipe is the addition of lemon juice, ....
10 Oct 14
Saatdhan Paratha by Tarla Dalal
Remember the old folk lore – “Seven in One Go”? Well, with the combination of seven flours used in this paratha, you can be the soldier who really slayed seven giants! Seven wholesome flours come together with grated veggies to create a meal that your body will be thankful to have! Rich in iron, the ....
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