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Vitamin B9 Rich Folate recipes
Up Your Folate Intake Naturally
Meet Your Daily Folate Requirement with these Recipes
Sometimes, when you complain of fatigue, skin problems or palpitations, the doctor prescribes folic acid tablets. When women are pregnant too, they are prescribed to take folic acid. What is this nutrient, and why is it important for you?
Folate or Vitamin B9 helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially red blood cells. It also helps prevents DNA changes that might cause cancer. Adults and grown-up kids need 100 mcg of this vitamin every day. Its deficiency is known to cause megaloblastic anaemia in both adults and children. This is accompanied by symptoms like fatigue, palpitations, change in skin colour and shortness of breath.
It is particularly important for pregnant women to have enough folate. They must start having folate rich foods even while they are planning to conceive. Consuming enough folate before and during pregnancy helps to prevent major birth defects concerning the baby's brain. Along with foods rich in folate, you should take a folic acid tablet (synthetic form of folate) every day while you are trying to get pregnant and until you are 12 weeks pregnant.
There are several good sources of folate, which you can include in your daily diet to prevent its deficiency. All these wonderful ingredients can be cooked into tasty dishes that the whole family will enjoy. Here are some of the popular folate-rich ingredients and our favourite recipes using these.
• Kabuli Chana, cooked – try the Antioxidant, Protein Rich Healthy Lunch Salad
• Chana Dal (split Bengal gram), cooked – go for the Chana Dal Pancakes
• Chawli beans (cow peas), cooked – you will love the Chawli Bean Subzi, Black Eyed Bean Salad,(Chawli and Mixed Vegetable Salad)
• Yellow moong dal (split yellow gram), cooked – try the Spicy Yellow Moong Dal, Gehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi
• Urad Dal (split black lentils), cooked – go for the Healthy Urad Dal with Spinach
• Gavarfali (cluster beans) – try the Gavarfali ki Sukhi Subzi
• Palak (Spinach) – start off with the Spinach Soup with Garlic
Looks like you are going to have a delicious time upping your folate intake! What fun!
Here is a detailed list of 20 Foods High in Vitamin B9 Folate
02 Nov 17
Grilled Zucchini Recipe by Tarla Dalal
How can something with as simple a flavour as zucchini turn into an exciting, truly appetizing starter? Well, that is just what happens when the zucchini is brushed with olive oil, seasoned with pepper and crushed garlic and cooked on a griller pan!
The Grilled Zucchini has an absolutely stunnin ....
20 Aug 11
Chana Dal Pancakes 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 ....
23 Oct 17
Antioxidant, Protein Rich Healthy Lunch Salad by Tarla Dalal
This is a crunchy, colourful and healthy salad that you can have any time, and even carry to work in the lunch box!
Coloured capsicum, onion and lettuce are loaded with antioxidants, which help build our immune system and fight various diseases. Their peppy flavour and crunchy texture also help ....
11 Oct 17
Anti- Cancer and Anti- Inflammation Spinach Juice by Tarla Dalal
Some foods are so easy to make yet so beneficial, you feel like saying – oh, why didn’t I know about this earlier! Well, the Anti-cancer and Anti-inflammation Spinach Juice is a perfect example.
An apt blend of ingredients like spinach and tomatoes gives it a nice taste and consistency, while at ....
27 Jan 16
Tomato Soup, Veg Tomato Soup by Tarla Dalal
Who doesn’t love the tangy, appetizing flavour and creamy mouth-feel of Tomato Soup? Here is a variant with a desi touch, where the tomatoes are blended with cooked moong dal, to improve the texture and balance the flavour too.
Onions, sautéed in butter, add more punch and a bit of crunch to t ....
03 Oct 16
Kanda Poha, Mumbai Roadside Recipes by Tarla Dalal
Maharashtrians would feel lost without poha! beaten rice flakes tossed with the traditional tempering of mustard seeds, chillies and curry leaves, this is served aesthetically with tiny wedges of lemon. If you are in a rush, you can just grab a readily available parcel of poha and have it later in t ....
05 Jul 14
Tava Chana by Tarla Dalal
The very sight of sizzling chana being constantly turned around in the tavas of roadside chaat-wallahs is enough of trigger the gastronomic juices! would it not be wonderful to recreate that wonderful tava chana experience at your own garden cocktail party? cooked kabuli chana, prepared in a lip-sma ....
25 Apr 17
Pindi Chole, Punjabi Pindi Chana Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Pindi Chole is a classic dish from the Punjabi
repertoire, which is flavoured with a large assortment of spice powders and other ingredients like ginger, garlic, tomatoes and onions, which lend an irresistible flavour and aroma to it.
19 Apr 15
Gehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi by Tarla Dalal
Rice not being native to Rajasthan, the people there prefer to use wheat, bajra and jowar even for making typical rice dishes like khichdi and raab. This is one such innovative khichdi recipe adapted to use wheat. Hailing from Bikaner, as the name suggests, the Gehun ki Bikaneri Khichdi is a wholeso ....
23 Mar 13
Spicy Yellow Moong Dal by Tarla Dalal
This Spicy Yellow Moong Dal is so tasty you will want to make it every day, and you can – because it is so simple and easy-to-make. Unlike traditional methods of making dal with a ghee-loaded tempering, this dal is made without any oil and yet tastes the same.
Moong Dal is a storehouse of nutr ....
24 Aug 17
Nourishing Khichdi, Oats Moong Dal and Vegetable Khichdi, Low Salt Recipe by Tarla Dalal
To many, the phrase comfort food is synonymous with Khichdi, a nourishing and homely food that never fails to satiate.
In this recipe, we have combined high fibre oats with yellow moong dal to make a Nourishing Khichdi with a difference. Veggies add a welcome crunch to this recipe, while also br ....
23 Nov 15
Tomato Gravy by Tarla Dalal
An indispensable part of many western dishes, this low calorie version of tomato gravy tastes great and is also rich in the anti-aging nutrient, vitamins A. Use this in recipes like, Indian Sizzler and Cabbage Rolls in Tomato Gravy.
23 Sep 13
Tomato Shorba ( Desi Khana) by Tarla Dalal
Tomato shorba is a tangy soup made from tomatoes and coconut milk, mildly spiced with cumin seeds and green chillies. The addition of jaggery imparts a slight sweetness and reduces the sourness of tomatoes, making the soup all the more pleasing to the palate.
11 Jun 12
Broken Wheat Salad with Chick Peas and Roasted Pepper ( Soups and Salads ) by Tarla Dalal
A hearty mediterranean salad that is quite a meal by itself! broken wheat, boiled chick peas, and roasted colourful peppers come together in this delicious salad. Ensure that the peppers are char-grilled before they are used in the recipe. The vegetable stock gives a nice flavour to the wheat, while ....
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