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Last Updated : May 08,2019



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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Low Calorie Dal Makhani
Recipe# 3570
20 May 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Dal makhani, a flavourful robust lentil preparation, is a celebrated delicacy from punjab. Rajma and whole urad provide protein and calcium which are extremely important for maintenance of your body cells and healthy bones. Cooking the dal in tomato purée adds a little sharpness to this dish and als ....
Makhane ki Kheer
Recipe# 8693
17 May 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Rich in protein and calcium, makhana or fox-nut combines beautifully with low-fat milk to make a creamy and delicious kheer. A lacing of nutmeg powder and saffron lends an aesthetic touch to the Makhane ki Kheer, making this a memorable dessert that lingers on your taste buds. Makhana is also a grea ....
Roadside Hare Chane Ki Chaat, Protein and Calcium Rich
Recipe# 42165
16 May 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A typical chaat that is commonly sold on Mumbai’s streets, the Roadside Hare Chane ki Chaat continues to be a popular dish with a timeless appeal. It pleases young and old with its incredible taste and amazing mouth-feel. It is also very simple to make, and you can even try it at home. All you n ....
Homemade Peanut Butter, for Weight Loss and Athletes
Recipe# 41116
14 May 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Deliciously luscious peanut butter made at home with unsalted peanuts is a great source of monounsaturated healthy fats. Yes, that means it is actually good for you! Peanut butter is also a good source of protein. Coconut oil, added to the peanut butter to get a nice nutty taste, gives you healthy f ....
Healthy Kulfi
Recipe# 42000
13 Nov 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
One and a half tablespoons of sugar for 7 servings of kulfi – do the maths and you will realize just how much healthier this version is compared to traditional kulfi. This recipe gives you an opportunity to enjoy your all-time favourite desi dessert without much guilt. We have used medium-fat co ....
Chana Dal Pancakes
Recipe# 3510
30 Apr 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 ....
Almond Milk, Homemade Pure Almond Milk
Recipe# 40984
29 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is how to make pure, soothing and tasty Almond Milk! This pure Almond Milk is rich in protein and iron , and wonderful for
Moong Dal Dosa  (  Idlis and Dosas )
Recipe# 1698
25 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Just the beautiful golden colour of this Moong Dal Dosa is enough to make you drool! And fortunately it is so tasty it won’t let your appetite down. Made of par-boiled rice and moong dal, soaked, ground and fermented, these dosas have a deliciously homely flavour and enticing crispness, which ....
Paneer and Corn Quesadilla
Recipe# 33227
12 Mar 09

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Whether as an after-school treat to kick-start their playtime, or as a fun dinner to end their day on a happy note, the Paneer and Corn Quesadilla is an apt dish to serve your kids, with its rich protein content. With the crunchy swe ....
Bajra Khichdi ( Protein and Iron Rich Recipe)
Recipe# 35084
20 Apr 19

 
 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 ....
Jowar and Vegetable Khichdi
Recipe# 38495
16 Apr 19

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by Tarla Dalal
A tasty One Dish Meals made of healthy jowar, the Jowar and Vegetable Khichdi is also quite exotic due to the choice of veggies used in it. Coloured capsicum and zucchini bring in not just colour but also a host of beneficial nutrients and antioxidan ....
Jowar Roti
Recipe# 41569
16 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is a perfectly traditional and homely roti that is both satiating and incredibly tasty. It is very filling and makes a wonderful meal when served with kadhi or dal and a
Quinoa Patty, Veg Patty with Eggs and Oats
Recipe# 41888
01 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An excitingly unique snack that’s both filling and tasty, the Quinoa Patty is one that is enjoyed by people of all ages. The quinoa is combined with juicy and crunchy veggies, oats, eggs and garlic, to make yummy patties. The off-beat combination of ingredients like quinoa, oats and eggs gives t ....
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 ....
Almond Bhakri, Gluten Free Almond Bhakri
Recipe# 41121
30 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
For many, the aroma of bhakri cooking on the tawa is reminiscent of home-cooked food! Here, we introduce you to a totally off-beat Almond Bhakri. As you will surmise from the name, the Almond Bhakri is quite a rich treat, but it is healthy and gluten-free too, so anybody can go for it. Almonds ....
Rajma and Cottage Cheese Tacos
Recipe# 33228
12 Mar 09

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Here is a fantastic, colourful and fun-filled snack, which the whole family will enjoy. You will especially be happy to see your kids grow with this protein-rich delight. Whole-wheat taco shells made with maize and wheat flours flavoured mildly with carom seeds, are stuffed with a protein-rich combo ....
Dal Fry
Recipe# 1965
25 Mar 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 ....
Mushroom Soup ( Good Food For Diabetes)
Recipe# 7439
23 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Who can refuse a cup of creamy Mushroom Soup! And if you were told that it is a healthy version, you would enjoy it all the more. Mushrooms have a low carbohydrate level, and hence a low glycemic index too, which makes it a helpful ingredient for diabetics. Being rich in potassium, mushrooms also ke ....
Matki Salad, Healthy Moath Bean Salad
Recipe# 42460
18 Mar 19

 
 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
18 Mar 19

 
 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
22 May 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 ....
Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi
Recipe# 39646
08 Apr 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 ....
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