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Last Updated : Mar 02,2019



प्रोटीन भरपुर व्यंजन - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (High Protein recipes in Hindi)
પ્રોટીન યુક્ત વ્યંજન - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (High Protein recipes in Gujarati)

Protein Rich Recipes, Protein Veg Recipes, Protein Rich Food, Diet

Why do we need Protein Rich Foods?

Protein is one such nutrient that we usually take for granted, assuming that it will automatically come from one or the other ingredients we consume!

However, we need to understand that not only do we need Protein Rich Foods throughout our life, we also need it in varying quantities, depending on the stage we are in. The special requirements of proteins at different stages of our life, depend upon its functions during every age, may it be childhood, old age, or pregnancy.

Proteins Rich Foods are critical for 8 important tasks:

1. Growth and development of the body.

2. Managing the wear and tear of all cells of the body.

3. Bone and muscle development.

4. Forms a protective layer for skin, hair and nails.

5. Regulate several metabolic activities, such as the digestive enzymes and oestrogen, progesterone, testosterone etc.

6. Build immunity as anti-bodies, which protect the body against a host of infections, are made up of proteins.

7. Help in transport of oxygen to various parts of the body.

8. Aid in healthy vision by combining with vitamin A, which gets activated when it comes in contact with dim light. 

What are the best sources of Veg Protein Food?

While it is generally acknowledged that non-vegetarian foods are the richest sources of proteins, there is no reason for vegetarians to worry, as there are a number of vegetarian foods such as milk and milk products, pulses, nuts, sprouts, soya and its products, a few veggies that are rich in protein etc. All we need to do is combine them in the right ways.

Milk & Milk Products   Protein (gm per 100 gm)
Cheese 24.1
Mozzarella Cheese 19.4
Curd 4.3
Milk 4.3
Paneer 2.5
Soya Products Protein (gm per 100 gm)
Soya chunks 43.2
Soya Flour 43.2
Tofu 13.8
Nuts & Oilseeds Protein (gm per 100 gm)
Groundnuts 25.3
Cashewnuts 21.2
Poppy seeds 21.1
Almonds 20.8
Sesame seeds 18.3
Walnuts 15.6
Fresh coconut 6.8
Dals & Pulses Protein (gm per 100 gm)
Cow pea 24.1
Black gram dal 24.0
Bean sprouts 24.0
Moath beans 23.6
Rajma 22.9
Chana dal 20.8
White chick pea 17.1
Cereals & Cereal Products Protein (gm per 100 gm)
Wheat germ 29.2
Wheat flour 12.1
Buckwheat 10.3
Vegetables Protein (gm per 100 gm)
Green peas 7.2
Celery 6.3
Cauliflower 5.9
Broccoli 3.1

How much Protein do we need?

The requirement of protein varies based on several factors such as sex, growth, pregnancy and lactation, activity level, etc. Refer the table given below

Group Age Protein (g/d) Function
Infants 0-6 months 1.18 g/kg The rapid growth spurt calls for high protein intake.
  6-12 months 1.69 g/kg The rate of growth is lowers slightly; therefore the need for protein is lesser than the first six months.
Children 1-3 years
4-6 years
7-9 years
19.7
20.1
29.5
The requirement of protein for growth increases consistently throughout childhood.
Boys

Girls
10-12 years

10-12 years
39.9

40.4
The requirement of protein for girls is higher than boys as the growth spurt in girls’ starts earlier.
Boys

Girls
13-15 years

13-15 years
54.3

51.9
Growth spurt begins at this age for boys hence they require higher amounts of protein.
Boys

Girls
16-18 years

16-18 years
61.5
55.5
Boys have higher muscle mass than girls hence require more protein.
Man

Woman
18 and above

18 and above
60

55
Required for the major bodily functions. (refer page…). Depending on the amount of work that an individual performs, the protein requirement varies. During phases of illness, surgery and during recuperation, the protein requirement increases as the body needs it for building anti-bodies and for the regeneration of lost tissues, especially during periods of blood loss to make up for the lost blood.
  Pregnant woman +23 Extra protein is needed for the growing foetus and for building of maternal tissue, formation of haemoglobin etc.
  Lactation: 0-6 months +19 Additional protein is needed for milk production as the infant is exclusively breastfed during this period.
  Lactation: 7-12 months +13 The requirement reduces as the child’s diet is supplemented with other foods apart from breast milk. Therefore, the requirement reduces.

 

Protein Rich Foods, Snack Recipes

Chana Dal and Cabbage TikkiChana Dal and Cabbage Tikki

Make the most of cauliflower greens to up your haemoglobin levels! Try making this Cauliflower Greens Mixed Sprouts Tikki to up your haemoglobin levels! This easy and tasty snack uses mixed sprouts for binding and to enhance the iron, protein and calcium content of the recipe further. Enjoy these crisp yet spongy Green Pea Pancakes during snacks. The combination of green peas with moong dal helps to enhance the fibre and protein content of this recipe. Here is a recipe for Healthy Oats Dosa, made without any rice. It is made with fibre-rich oats and is good for diabetics. It is gluten-free and also a good source of protein.

Protein Rich Foods, Lunch Recipes

Buckwheat KhichdiBuckwheat Khichdi

Matki and Jowar Paratha uses a combination of boiled and crushed matki is mixed with a dough of whole wheat flour and jowar flour to make these luscious parathas a high quality protein ones. Have this Healthy Broccoli Fried Rice, the beneficial veggie broccoli is tossed with brown rice and spices in very little oil. Bursting with protein power and the goodness of antioxidants, broccoli is a nutri-dense veggie worth including in your everyday diet. This mouth-watering Methi Toovar Dal is also extremely healthy, brimming with nutrients like iron, zinc and protein. It is good for weight-watchers, diabetics and senior citizens too. Serve it with hot phulkas, and your whole family will enjoy the nourishing meal.

Protein Rich Foods, Salad Recipes

Quinoa, Rocket Leaves and Chickpea Veg SaladQuinoa, Rocket Leaves and Chickpea Veg Salad

Enjoy this Rocket Leaves, Zucchini Red Pumpkin Healthy Lunch Salad which is chock-full of anti-oxidants and nutrients like vitamin C. Feta cheese gives you a good dose of protein while rocket leaves give you iron, and flax seeds contribute cholesterol-lowering omega-3 fatty acids. Quinoa Avocado Veg Healthy Office Salad in which quinoa is rich in fibre and protein. Being a whole grain, it keeps you full and does not cause your blood sugar levels to surge. Avocado is loaded with good healthy fat, while other ingredients are rich in antioxidants that prevent major diseases. Mixed Sprouts Beetroot Healthy Lunch Veg Salad where Beetroot is low in calories and high in fibre, making this a good salad for weight watchers. Mixed sprouts are rich in vitamins C, A and K, as well as magnesium, protein, calcium and fibre, which makes the salad healthy and filling too.


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Matki Salad, Healthy Moath Bean Salad
Recipe# 42460
Today

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Nutritious matki beans join hands with a couple of crunchy and colourful veggies to make a scrumptious salad. Simple spices add to the flavour of this Matki Salad while tangy lemon juice works its magic. Like all salads this is best enjoyed immediately while the veggies are fresh and crunchy. ....
Jowar Pyaz Ki Roti (  Healthy Breakfast)
Recipe# 4660
Today

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Fibre, calcium, protein and loads of energy come together in a tasty roti flavoured with spring onions and green chillies! jowar pyaz ki roti is a gluten-free, cholesterol-free recipe that you can prepare even every day. You just need a spot of practice in flattening the dough with your palms, or al ....
Healthy Oats Dosa
Recipe# 42521
15 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Idli and Dosas need no introduction. One of the most famous South Indian breakfast or snack dishes, the dosa is quite versatile ....
Mushroom, Capsicum and Paneer Stir-fry
Recipe# 7450
12 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Vitamin C and fibre abound in this healthy rendition of the all-time Chinese favourite. This aromatic and flavourful stir-fry is not only healthy but also easy to prepare. While it does take some time to chop and prepare the ingredients, the cooking time is very less, making it a relatively quick di ....
Moong Dal and Paneer Tikki (low Calorie Snack)
Recipe# 3552
11 Mar 19

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 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 ....
Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi
Recipe# 39646
07 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
You must have heard of Bajra Khichdi, a famous Rajasthani delicacy. While that is a wholesome dish, here is something even more nourishing, fortified with more healthy stuff like whole moong, green peas and tomatoes. These not only add more crunch and tang to the khichdi, but also add more fibre, ir ....
Minty Couscous
Recipe# 7445
05 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Although it sounds very exotic, couscous is nothing but broken wheat cooked in water or milk, something that everybody can prepare easily at home. A traditional food of Northern Africa, it is a great source of iron. Minty Couscous is a flavourful variant in which couscous is enhanced with chopped ve ....
Paneer Kheer (  Diabetic Recipe)
Recipe# 7471
12 Apr 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Satisfy your sweet tooth with this cardamom-flavoured low-fat Paneer Kheer. By replacing traditional sweeteners with sugar substitute, and by doing away with unhealthy thickeners, we ward off those unnecessary carbohydrates and calories too. So, you can enjoy the rich texture and wonderful flavour o ....
Broccoli and Almond Soup, Protein Rich Recipe
Recipe# 33236
23 Feb 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Broccoli and almond soup, broccoli is my favourite, and on top of that I have used almonds to make this soup everyone’s favourite! Mildly flavoured with celery and garlic, it tastes amazing. Almonds are toasted to bring out its complete flavour and to add crunch too. Besides being a protein-fi ....
Paneer and Spinach Soup
Recipe# 1457
15 Feb 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The protein-packed paneer and spinach soup is a meal in a bowl! generous use of moong dal, paneer and spinach make it extremely nourishing and filling, while the onion and pepper bring in their soothing yet sharp flavours.
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.
Apple Dragon Fruit Vegan Smoothie
Recipe# 42462
11 Feb 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
When it comes to foods like smoothies and salads there are so many different combinations possible that you can have a different one everyday!! Today why don’t you try this awesome Apple Dragon Fruit Vegan Smoothie, which is loaded with the goodness of apples and dragon fruit. While the bene ....
Corn Soya Koftas in Malwani Gravy
Recipe# 22428
05 Feb 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Perfect choice for the cold, rainy day, when you want to wake your sleeping senses with a spicy malwani gravy! a traditional recipe, from the heart of the maharashtra, the green gravy with coconut milk and the garden fresh feel of coriander, are indeed a pleasure to accost! not only a sensory deligh ....
Masoor Dal and Vegetable Khichdi
Recipe# 5713
31 Jan 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Need an iron-boost? Go for this soothing Masoor Dal and Vegetable Khichdi! Made of a wholesome combination of dal, rice and vegetables cooked with aromatic spices, this traditional khichdi gives several nutrients including a significant amount of iron per serving. Flavourful and nutritious, this sum ....
Sugarfree Strawberry Ice-cream
Recipe# 3479
28 Jan 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Relish this delicious ice-cream when fresh strawberries are in season. This rich, creamy, ice-cream is made with reduced milk, thickened with cornflour and sweetened with a sugar substitute. You will need to add less sugar substitute if the fruit you use is ripe and sweet. Taste the ice-cream mixtu ....
Chana Dal Pancakes
Recipe# 3510
09 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
It has been recently discovered that chana dal is a very beneficial pulse for diabetics as it helps in the utilization of sugar effectively causing a slow rise in blood sugar levels because of its low glycemic index. This recipe makes use of soaked chana dal mixed with vitamin rich vegetables and ....
Mini Bajra Onion Uttapa
Recipe# 39894
14 Mar 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Uttapa with rice is tasty but common! When you feel like cooking something exotic, try this whole grain uttapa made with bajra and of course some rice and urad dal too. You will thoroughly enjoy the unique flavour and crisp texture of the Mini Bajra Onion Uttapa, while also benefiting from the iron ....
Gehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi ( Diabetic Recipe)
Recipe# 7469
12 Apr 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
Inspired by heart-warming Rajasthani Cuisine, Gehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi is a whole wheat khichdi that is sumptuous and tasty enough to make a complete meal. Replacing rice with whole wheat enhances the fibre and iron content of this recipe, while the use of equal amounts of ghee and oil gives it a t ....
Dal Fry
Recipe# 1965
07 Jan 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
From roadside dhabhas to global Indian restaurants, almost all diners serve this all-time favourite Dal Fry. A mixture of moong and masoor dal cooked to perfection and perked up with an aromatic tempering along with fried onions and tomatoes, this dal has a very pleasing texture and irresistib ....
Paneer Recipe ( How To Make Paneer)
Recipe# 424
02 Jan 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
A versatile ingredient that lends itself to various dishes,ranging from simple to exotic.
Bajra Roti
Recipe# 3892
26 Feb 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Though bajra is grown only in certain parts of Rajasthan, bajra rotis are relished all over the state. Thickly rolled bajra rotis are cooked over "kanda" (cow dung cakes) in the villages. That is the authentic way of preparing them because it imparts a smoked flavour to the rotis. But here’s a tava ....
Rotla ( Gujarati Recipe), Bajra Na Rotla Recipe
Recipe# 629
23 Nov 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
Rotlas are made with bajra, jowar or nachni flour, and combine very well with ghee, jaggery. Take care to make the rotlas as soon as the dough is kneaded, as the dough tends to harden quickly, making it difficult to roll. With practice and patience, you can surely master the art of rolling the r ....
Moong Soup
Recipe# 7436
13 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This old-fashioned Moong Soup is sure to bring back memories of momma’s loving care. Guaranteed to rejuvenate you on a tiring day, this soothing soup is mildly flavoured with a tempering of cumin seeds and curry leaves. Chock-full of protein, iron and fibre, this variant of the traditional recipe is ....
Walnut and Cashewnut Balls
Recipe# 4810
14 Dec 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Finger foods that are handy and yummy are always a huge hit. If they are sweet, then they are unbeatable! Walnut and Cashewnut Balls is one such healthy finger food for kids, made of calcium-rich walnuts and cashews roasted in ghee and bound together with sugar syrup. Do not make the sugar syrup too ....
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