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Vitamin B12 Cobalamin Rich Foods recipes


Last Updated : Apr 02,2018




What is Cobalamin?
Vitamin B 12, also known as cobalamin, is one of the last members of B-complex vitamins discovered in 1948. It is red in colour and mainly contains cobalt. Besides cobalt, it contains carbon, oxygen, phosphorus and nitrogen.

3 main functions of Vitamin B12, Cobalamin

1. The production of red blood cells (RBC) which carry oxygen and nutrients to all parts of our body.
2. Overall growth and development of the body.
3. The normal functioning of all the cells, especially those of the bone marrow, nervous system and GI tract.

The suggested daily intake of vitamin B12 (mcg/d) is:
Adult man and woman 1
Pregnant woman 1
Lactating woman 1.5
Kids (1-18 yrs) 0.2 to 1.0

The main sources of this vitamin are Liver, Organ meats and Fish.

Top 4 vegetarian sources of vitamin B12

Top 4 vegetarian sources of vitamin B12
1. Eggs
2. Milk
3. Curds
4. Paneer

However some amount of vitamin B12 is lost during pasteurization of milk.

A low level of vitamin B12 have characterized symptoms like lethargy loss of appetite, headache, sore tongue, weight loss, nervous system abnormalities and tingling of extremities. Serve deficiency leads to Megaloblastic anaemia.

A little effort in trying a few of our vegetarian recipes rich in Cobalamin will help pure vegetarians make up for their vitamin B12 requirement partly.

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Kadhi ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 607
31 May 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Kadhi is inseparable from gujarati cuisine. It is basically a wonderful sweet and spicy curd mixture thickened with gram flour, which can be enhanced in many ways using other ingredients like pakoras and koftas. This simple dish requires tact and perfection, which comes from practice. Remember never ....
Paneer Makhmali
Recipe# 4320
12 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
This aromatic subzi gets its characteristic green colour and fresh flavour from a marinade of coriander, mint and green chillies. The addition of cashews and curds to the marinade imparts a rich flavour and creamy texture to the paneer, giving this subzi a luxurious feel. Like most preparations of p ....
Fruit and Nut Milkshake, Protein Rich Recipe
Recipe# 33263
28 Jun 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Fruit and nut milkshake, a perfect evening snack for pregnant women, who are usually advised to have small and frequent meals. With 8.1 gm of protein per glass, this energy and nutrient dense drink will surely boost the growth of the foetus.
Paneer Pulao, Quick Paneer Pulao Recipe
Recipe# 1747
16 Jun 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Long-grained basmati rice, pressure-cooked in tangy tomato-based gravy interspersed with spongy cottage cheese cubes, the paneer pulao is a toothsome treat that will delight your family and friends! Enjoy this pulao as it is or have it with
Tzatziki Dip, Lebanese Hung Curd and Cucumber Dip
Recipe# 41427
31 May 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
This dip is as unique and exciting as its name! The Tzatziki Dip is a Lebanese dip made with hung curds and cucumber, flavoured with garlic and dill leaves. The peppy taste of this dip makes it a great accompaniment for pita bread. Although no cream is used ....
Lauki aur Phudine ka Raita
Recipe# 3594
31 May 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This tangy curd preparation makes a wonderful summertime treat when served chilled. Grated lauki contributes minimal calories and also blends perfectly with the 'minty' flavour of this raita. If you are fussy about milk, this raita is an ideal meal time feast to meet your protein and calcium requi ....
Palak Raita Or How To Make Spinach Raita Recipe
Recipe# 37297
11 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
This smashingly tasty Palak Raita will steal your heart with its simple yet rustic flavour. The contrast of dark green against the light colour of curds is a treat to behold too. Just ensure that you refrigerate the raita for at least half an hour, and till serving time, so that the palak remains cr ....
Lauki ka Raita, Protein Rich Recipe
Recipe# 33251
31 May 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Revel in the cooling effect and goodness of doodhi and protein-rich curds, in one single dish! While you might worry that using doodhi alone might result in a mushy raita, some smart moves make this version a lot more exciting. Onions, green chillies and ginger are cooked along with the doodhi t ....
Sunny Side Up Eggs, Breakfast Recipe
Recipe# 42311
30 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A quick and easy egg-based breakfast that tastes yum and looks good too. Sunny Side Up Eggs as the name suggests looks like a splash of yellow on a white background, so it has a bright and cheery look that invites you to take a bite! The best part is that it can be made very easily and quick ....
Doodhi Pachadi / Spicy Doodhi Raita
Recipe# 32869
31 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Pachadis are the south Indian equivalent of raita, and commonly there are two types of this accompaniment. The ones made with colocassia as the base are usually spicy, while the ones made with curds as the base are are normally bland. However, here is a unique ....
Paneer Makhani Recipe
Recipe# 1494
31 May 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
A favourite with most people while eating out at any Punjabi restaurant! paneer makhani as the name suggests is a very rich subzi from the lap of Punjab. It uses one of Punjabi cuisines most loved ingredients butter. In traditional Punjabi houses, the women folk make pure white butter from thick ....
Paneer Palak Koftas in Makhani Gravy
Recipe# 3565
31 May 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Low-cal Paneer Palak Kofta in Makhani Gravy, anyone? The weight-watcher is usually terrified of words like paneer and makhani, but here is a low-cal version of this popular North Indian dish specially formulated to please food lovers without adding to their waistline. The innovative twist here is th ....
Paneer, Corn and Capsicum Subzi
Recipe# 37775
31 May 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
While you would surely have tried the common combo of paneer and green peas, here is a mind-blowing preparation of paneer with sweet corn, perked up with crisp capsicum, green chillies, ginger and spices. One exciting aspect of Paneer Makai is that sweet corn is used both in whole and puree form, so ....
Pumpkin Raita, Indian Accompaniment
Recipe# 41928
31 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Pumpkin Raita is an easy but elegant recipe that brings together the mellow tang of curds with the pleasing sweetness of pumpkin. The parboiled pumpkin gives the raita a nice mouth-feel while a simple, traditional tempering gives it a peppy aroma and good flavour. A tasty and refreshing ....
Paneer Masala
Recipe# 2404
31 May 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
The desi tongue drools at the sight of Paneer Masala. It is perhaps the first dish that comes to mind when one thinks of paneer. A succulent tomato-based gravy flavoured with an elaborate masala paste containing almost all the spices in your masala dabba together with onions, coconut, and other ingr ....
Burhani Raita, Hyderabadi Masala Curd Raita
Recipe# 41483
14 Aug 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Burhani Raita is a nice and masaledar Hyderabadi raita, which combines the pungency of garlic with the aroma of coriander and the flavour of popular spice powders. The Burhani Raita is super easy to make – you just need to whisk the curds and mix in the r ....
Flax Seed Raita ( Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Calcium Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35093
31 May 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Flax seeds are one of the richest sources of omega 3 fatty acids, which is essential to build immunity, prevent LDL oxidation and heart ailments. Combine it with calcium-rich curds to make a delectable Flax Seed Raita. Grated bottle gourd adds volume to this dish, while mint gives it an awesome flav ....
Palak Raita with Onions and Tomatoes
Recipe# 41222
11 Sep 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Palak Raita with Onions and Tomatoes is a vibrant gastronomic treat, that is visually very appealing too. The bowl features a splash of colours like green and red, and a burst of flavours from black salt, onions and tomatoes. The raita is so simple to make, yet tastes very refreshing. It has ....
Paneer Makhanwala
Recipe# 276
31 May 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Though just a tablespoon, the butter gets a status equal to the paneer in this recipe as you can guess from the name of Paneer Makhanwala. This is because frying the spice powders and tomato-onion puree in butter gives this dish its unique, intensely rich flavour. At each stage, make sure you sa ....
Onion Raita, Pyaz ka Raita
Recipe# 41402
31 May 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This is a must-know, must-try recipe even for those who have just started out on the path of cooking! Onion Raita, a delectable combination of onions and curds spiced gently with green chillies and cumin seeds powder, is a fabulous combination for just about any Indian dish, be it a
Egg Masala, Egg Masala Dry
Recipe# 40663
01 Jun 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A chatpata and masaledar subzi of boiled and halved eggs cooked with onions, tomatoes and peppy spicy powders. The best part is that the mind-blowing flavour of this subzi is achieved using everyday ingredients, which you don’t have to go hunting for! So, you make this delightful Egg Masala on ....
Mooli and Fruit Raita, Radish Mooli Raita
Recipe# 41425
31 May 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Radish is a vegetable that we tend to associate with parathas and subzis, and rarely with raitas . Ev ....
Coconut Pachadi / Coconut Raita
Recipe# 32871
31 May 18

 
 
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 ....
Soft Boiled Egg
Recipe# 41347
01 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Eggs, boiled whole and served halved, with a simple seasoning of salt and pepper, the Soft Boiled Egg looks tempting and tastes pleasant. Easy and quick to make, this soft-centred egg recipe is ideal for breakfast. It can be h ....
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