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कैल्शियम से भरपूर - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Calcium Rich Recipes recipes in Hindi)
કેલ્શિયમ થી ભરપૂર - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Calcium Rich Recipes recipes in Gujarati)

Calcium Rich Recipes, Calcium Rich Indian Recipes, Calcium recipes for strong bones

calcium rich recipes. calcium rich Indian recipes. calcium recipes for strong bones.  Get your daily dose of calcium with these awesome recipes, packed with apt ingredients like dairy products ( milk, curds, Paneer and Buttermilk).

Buttermilk, ChaasButtermilk, Chaas

Green leafy vegetables (like Spinach, amaranth. colocassia, Fenugreek etc.

Spinach, PalakSpinach, Palak

Vegetables like Broccoli), Walnuts and pulses (like Chana Dal, urad dal, Masoor Dal, green moong dal, yellow moong dal, Moong, moth beans, chana). 

BroccoliBroccoli

There are calcium rich recipes to cater to all age groups, ranging from colourful, exciting calcium rich recipes for kids and youngsters to traditional, easily-chewable recipes for seniors. Here is  a list of TOP 42 Calcium Rich Foods

Whey Soup ( Calcium Rich Recipe )Whey Soup

Why do we need Calcium, How much Calcium do we need daily? Calcium rich recipes for strong bones. 

We often speak of healthy bones and strong teeth and most of us remember our parent’s admonition to "drink your milk." We may have probably resisted then, but as adults we are now more aware that the 'CALCIUM' and 'PROTEIN' from milk help to build a strong body. See our masoor dal with spinach recipe which will give you 9% of your calcium RDA.

Masoor Dal with Spinach, Protein Rich RecipesCream Of Broccoli Soup, Veg Broccoli Soup Recipe

Though astonishing as it may sound, approximately 1200 gm of calcium in found in our body, out of which 99% is found in the bones. The remaining 1% is used to maintain teeth, muscles, heart and nerves and also aids in blood clotting. To put it simply, WE NEED CALCIUM FOR STRONG BONES AND TEETH.

Chart of Daily Calcium Requirements from Kids to Adults

Group Need for Calcium Requirements (per day)
Kids Bones and teeth are at a growing stage and hence their need for calcium is high. 0-1 year - 500 mg
1-9 years – 400 mg
Teenagers Puberty promotes a quick and rapid growth spurt and so the need for calcium increases. 10-18 years-600 mg
Puberty to Middle Age For maintenance of bones and teeth. 19-49 years-400 mg
Adult Men As we age the bones lose calcium. above 50 years-400 mg
Adult Women
As we age the bones lose calcium. Elderly women are at utmost risk of osteoporosis due to calcium loss as a result of hormonal changes (decrease in estrogen levels which otherwise initiates calcium absorption) occurring after menopause.

51–70 years -

400 mg

Pregnant Women The growing fetus has high requirements of calcium which need to be supplemented through mums diet. 1000 mg
Lactating Mother A nursing mother has to make up for her and the baby’s requirement through breast milk. 1000 mg
     

Paneer is one of the richest vegetarian source of calcium. 100 g of paneer yields about 480 mg of calcium. A recipe which offers atleast 10% to 12% of daily requirement of calcium per serving, can be considered as calcium rich. However, for recipes like roti, paratha, dosa etc. which are quantified in numbers, around of daily requirement of calcium can be considered as caclium rich. This is because it is assumed that one person will consume at least 2 to 3 roti / paratha / dosa etc. depending on its size. 

How does Calcium get absorbed in your body?

The 2 keys to Calcium absorption is to make sure you are getting enough Vitamin D and healthy fat. If you are deficient in Vitamin D, then your body is not going to absorb calcium properly. Spent time out in the sun to get your Vitamin D and if not then take supplementation for it.

Coconut oilCoconut oil

See our paneer bhurji recipe which uses full fat paneer. You could replace vegetable oil with coconut oil to make the paneer bhurji recipe even healthier.

Paneer BhurjiPaneer Bhurji

There are many individuals who go on crash diets and eat low fat foods or avoid fat altogether. This will result in the hinderance of calcium absorption and lead to calcium deficiency in your body.

Healthy fat examples are avocado, olive oil, almonds, walnuts, peanuts, paneer, coconut milk etc.

Avocado SaladAvocado Salad

Effects of Calcium deficiency on Bones 

The major outcome of calcium deficiency is bone and teeth abnormalities which are seen quite different in children and adults.

1. Rickets…Calcium deficiency in children…If children are deprived of calcium in their early stages of growth, it progressively leads to weakening and softening of bones making them fragile. Bowing of legs, enlargement of wrists, knees and ankles, poor muscular development, beaded ribs, large foreheads and protruding chest are some of the other features of rickets.

2. Osteoporosis…Adult Rickets…The low levels of calcium in adults leads to loss of bone mass to such an extent that the bones lose strength and becomes unable to perform its supporting role in the body. Fractures may occur due to minor falls and bumps or bones may even break under their own weight. People with osteoporosis may have a hump in their backs, curvature of the spine and rounded shoulders. These conditions may be caused by the buckling of their weakened spines, no longer being strong enough to hold the body upright.

Ragi Roti Stuffed with Paneer

Ragi Roti Stuffed with Paneer

3 Things to ensure that your Calcium Levels are topped up.

1. You also need to exercise regularly. As you get older you must continue to workout. Walk, lift weights and move all the time. You need exercise to maintain bone health. As simple as walking regularly will also do the trick. A lazy lifestyle will make your bones weak. 

2. Eat your protein. If you are low in protein you will have problem with your bone density. Protein is required for absorbtion of calcium into your bones. 

Masoor Dal and Palak KhichdiMasoor Dal and Palak Khichdi

3. Vitamin K and Vitamin D3 work toghether to increase bone density. So eat your eggs and greens like kale, spinach, broccoli, cabbage etc.

 

3 Things to ensure that your calcium levels are topped up.
1. Eat Calcium Rich Foods
2. Top up your Vitamin D
3. Ensure you take healthy Fat in your diet.

Don't forget your Til for topping up calcium

Til has the highest concentration of calcium. One cup of til or sesame seeds is 174% of your daily calcium requirements. So make this healthy Lebanese dip called tahini paste recipe made of til and olive oil only. 

Tahini Paste, Lebanese Tahini PasteTahini Paste, Lebanese Tahini Paste

Enjoy our collection of calcium rich recipes | calcium rich Indian recipes | calcium recipes for strong bones | given below from Calcium Rich Breakfast to Calcium Rich Desserts.

Calcium Breakfast (49 recipes)
Calcium Dals & Kadhis (23 recipes)
Calcium Rich Desserts (36 recipes)
Calcium Rich Drinks Smoothies Juices (43 recipes)
Calcium Rich International Recipes (36 recipes)
Calcium Rich Rice, Khichdi and Biryani (18 recipes)
Calcium Rich Rotis & Parathas (31 recipes)
Calcium Rich Salads & Raitas (43 recipes)
Calcium Rich Soups (18 recipes)
Calcium Rich Starters & Snacks (58 recipes)
Calcium Rich Vegetables (66 recipes)


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Nachni Khichu
Recipe# 5281
04 Aug 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
nachni khichu recipe | ragi khichu | Gujarati nachni khichu | healthy red millet snack | with 16 amazing images. Nachni Khichu is a tasty and healthy delicacy whi ....
Healthy Mango Yoghurt
Recipe# 4834
20 Jul 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Yoghurt has a timeless, ageless, boundary-less charm. Much-loved by kids and adults across the world, it is a versatile dish that can be made in multiple varieties, and can be enjoyed any time of the day whether as a snack or as a dessert. In this Healthy Mango Yoghurt, yummy yoghurt and the Kin ....
Calcium Booster, Carrot Beetroot Parsley and Celery Juice
Recipe# 6229
08 Jul 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bones form the framework your body rests on… and this drink will make sure they remain healthy and strong forever! This Carrot Beetroot Parsley and Celery Juice is not only rich in calcium but also provides a treasure trove of other nutrients like vitamin C and folic acid. Carrots make sweet juic ....
Crunchy Apple Custard
Recipe# 4832
06 Jul 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A sweet and slightly crunchy dessert that will help top up on your calcium requirement. Everybody, from kids to adults, need calcium, but one cannot overdose on bland milk. By including milk along with nutritious and tasty fruits like apple, and flavour-enhancing ingredients like brown sugar, it is ....
Paneer Tikka Kathi Rolls
Recipe# 3559
14 Jun 22

 
 
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 ....
Broccoli Broth, Healthy Clear Broccoli Carrot Soup
Recipe# 4623
14 Jun 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
broccoli broth | healthy veg clear broccoli carrot soup | veg broccoli carrot broth | with 12 amazing images. This Indian Broccoli Broth recipe shows you how to make a soothing
Nutri Waffles ( Paneer Snacks, Low Calorie Recipe)
Recipe# 32956
26 May 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
These savoury waffles are bursting with the goodness of ingredients like moong dal, fenugreek and paneer. Experience the benefits of protein, iron and calcium packed in this dish!
Flax Seed Raita ( Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Calcium Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35093
22 Jul 22

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 by Tarla Dalal
flax seed raita recipe | Omega 3 fatty acids rich raita | doodhi, mint and curd flax seed raita | with 13 amazing images. Combine flax seeds with calcium-rich curds to make ....
Coconut Water with Coconut Meat
Recipe# 40496
02 Aug 22

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
coconut water with coconut meat | coconut water with malai | benefits of coconut water | nariyal ka paani with malai | with 14 amazing images. Coconut water with coconut ....
Lemony Yoghurt Salad
Recipe# 4811
21 Apr 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Calcium laden lettuce and celery in a calcium rich curd dressing......... serves as a perfect accompaniment to any main course.
Baked Methi Muthias
Recipe# 3561
21 Apr 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
baked methi muthia recipe | healthy baked muthiya | baked fenugreek dumplings | with 19 amazing images. Baked Methi Muthia is a healthy variation to deep fried
Palak Paneer, How To Make Homemade Palak Paneer Recipe
Recipe# 30899
21 Apr 22

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 by Tarla Dalal
palak paneer recipe | Punjabi palak paneer | homemade palak paneer | spinach with cottage cheese | with 24 amazing images. palak paneer recipe is one of the many ....
Multiseed Mukhwas ( Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Fibre Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35094
29 Mar 22

  This recipe has an associated video
 by Tarla Dalal
multiseed mukhwas | multi seed mukhwas | 4 seed healthy mukhwas | how to make multiseed mukhwas | with 13 amazing images. Multiseed mukhwas is a mouth-freshener w ....
Almond Milk, Homemade Pure Almond Milk
Recipe# 40984
10 Mar 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Indian almond milk recipe | unsweetened vanilla almond milk | instant almond milk | almond milk without soaking | with 7 amazing images. Indian almond milk recipe ....
Gujarati Kadhi
Recipe# 106
08 Mar 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
gujarati kadhi | traditional gujarati kadhi | how to make gujarati kadhi | with 12 amazing images Kadhi is a traditional Gujarati preparation of a wonderful sweet and spicy curd mixture thi ....
Low Fat Curds
Recipe# 3962
21 Feb 22

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 by Tarla Dalal
low fat curd recipe | Indian low fat yogurt recipe | low fat curd for diabetics, heart, weight loss and acidity | with 18 amazing images. Indian low fat yogurt recipe is easy to make. All y ....
Spinach Malfatti, Healthy Pregnancy Recipe
Recipe# 2990
31 Jan 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Malfatti is a steamed dumpling, usually made of spinach and cheese. Interesting, the Italian term Malfatti literally translates to ‘poorly made’, which probably refers to the odd, rustic shape of the dumplings! Although it is quite exotic, the Spinach Malfat ....
Moong Dal and Spinach Soup
Recipe# 1339
31 Jan 22

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by Tarla Dalal
Good health in a bowlful, that is what this soup is! Moong Dal and Spinach Soup is a zero-oil recipe, brimful of protein, vitamin A and iron – all of which will make your eyes sharp and keen. Moreover, the use of low-fat milk reduces the calorie content of this recipe, while retaining a good q ....
Masala Chai Or Masala Tea
Recipe# 40555
03 Oct 20

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by Tarla Dalal
masala chai recipe | masala tea | Mumbai roadside Masala Tea | Indian spiced tea | with 10 amazing images. Masala Chai is a very famous hot beverage originated f ....
Rajgira  Buckwheat Brown Rice Flour Khakhra
Recipe# 42547
11 Nov 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Khakhra is one of the handiest snacks to have whenever you feel the need for a quick bite! It is also filling, so you can even take it along in your tiffin box. Guess what, the khakhra also provides a wonderful opportunity to sneak in a lo ....
Palak Methi Na Muthia, Gujarati Recipe
Recipe# 554
25 Jun 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
palak methi na muthia recipe | Gujarati palak methi muthia | Indian spinach and fenugreek dumplings | healthy palak methi muthia | with amazing 28 images. palak methi n ....
How To Make Homemade Skimmed Milk
Recipe# 42374
06 Oct 21

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
how to make skimmed milk recipe | how to make skim milk from whole milk | homemade skimmed milk | how to make low fat milk at home | with 11 amazing images. how is skim ....
Healthy Oats Vegan Granola Bars with Peanut Butter
Recipe# 42508
03 May 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Indian style oats granola bar with peanut butter recipe | healthy oats peanut butter bar | oats, cocoa and peanut butter bar with flax seeds | with 33 amazing images. Indian style oats granola bar ....
Anti- Aging Breakfast Platter
Recipe# 763
29 Sep 21

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
anti aging breakfast platter recipe | healthy breakfast platter idea | vegetarian Indian breakfast platter for healthy skin | healthy breakfast board | anti aging breakf ....
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Calcium Rich Recipes
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Calcium Rich Recipes
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 on 28 Jul 18 03:51 PM


Tarla ji Your recipes are very delicious 17 years back when I bought Microwave Oven gifted your recipes booklet with lot of gourmets you are the most senior Master chef in India thanking You D D Prasad
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Tarla Dalal    Happy to know you have liked the recipe. Do try more recipes and give us your feedback. Happy Cooking!!
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Great collection of Calcium rich Indian recipes. You have gone into great depth giving explanations and nutritive values.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Meena. Glad you liked the collection of recipes.
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