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Pregnancy Folic Acid Rich recipes

Last Updated : Mar 29,2021

फोलिक एसिड युक्त आहार - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Pregnancy Folic Acid Rich recipes in Hindi)
ફોલીક એસીડ યુક્ત આહાર - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Pregnancy Folic Acid Rich recipes in Gujarati)

Folic Acid Rich Recipes for Pregnancy

Folic acid (400 mcg/day) or Folate is an essential Vitamin required almost 12 weeks before you conceive and also during the first trimester (first 3 months) for the growth and development of the brain and spine of the fetus. Folic acid is also required throughout the Pregnancy for the formation of blood. Its deficiency can lead to anemia in the mother and malformation in the fetus such as neural tube defects.

Broccoli SoupBroccoli Soup

Raise your folic acid levels be enjoying recipes made with.

1. Vegetables like potatoes (with skin), tomatoes, spinach, peas, broccoli, beetroot and ladies finger.

2. Nuts & Oilseeds (almonds, cashewnuts, sesame seeds and walnuts)

3. A variety of cereals and pulses along with sprouts.

18 Folic Acid Rich Foods

Sr.No Ingredients mcg/cup
1. Kabuli chana, cooked 305
2. Chana dal (split Bengal gram), cooked 242
3. Chawli beans (cow peas), cooked 233
4. Yellow moong dal (split yellow gram), cooked 213
5. Urad dal (split black lentils), cooked 199
6. Toovar dal (Arhar), cooked 169
7. Til (sesame seeds) 161
8. Gavarfali (Cluster beans), chopped 144
9. Chawli leaves (Cowpea leaves) chopped 101
10. Palak (Spinach), chopped 84
11. Bhindi (Ladies finger), chopped 74
12. Tomato, chopped 47
13. Fansi (French beans), chopped 46
14. Bajra flour (Black millet flour) 44
15. Gehun ka atta (Whole wheat flour) 39
16. Broccoli, florets 28
17. Peanuts (Groundnuts) 27
18. Phudina (Mint leaves), chopped 11

Folic Acid Rich Recipes for Pregnancy, Snack Recipes

Moong Dal and Spinach IdliMoong Dal and Spinach Idli

Want to know how to cook healthy with these folic acid rich ingredients during pregnancy? Peep into this section as the recipes here have been researched just for you. Try them all to stay healthy, especially in those beginning months of gestation, as folic acid is required during the initial phase of pregnancy. Tava Chana is a wonderful recipe to be had for snacks and is better than consuming roadside chana. This recipe is also rich in protein, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus.

Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea KhichdiBajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi

Moong Dal and Spinach Soup is perfect snack if you want to have something light, its like having good health in a bowl with brimful of protein, vitamin A and iron – all of which will make your eyes sharp and keen. Chick Pea Tikkis is yet another healthful snack to support a healthy development of your baby. This tikki is rich in protein and calcium. Have it with your choice of healthy chutney.

Folic Acid Rich Recipes for Pregnancy, Subzi Recipes

Broccoli, Spinach and Zucchini Stir- FryBroccoli, Spinach and Zucchini Stir- Fry

Including healthy subzi’s is of utmost importance during this critical phase of life. Here we bring you lip-smacking subzi recipes sure to make you feel good. Broccoli, Carrot and Paneer Subzi has an unusual combination of veggies and makes this simple vegetable stir-fry seem quite exotic!

Broccoli is a very good source of folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin A and fibre, while paneer contributes calcium and protein to this dish. Gavarfali ki Sukhi Subzi is a yummy dry subzi that combines beautifully with hot phulkas fresh off the tava! The benefits of fibre-rich cluster beans are enhanced by the introduction of flavour-imparting garlic.

Gavarfali ki Sukhi SubziGavarfali ki Sukhi Subzi

Cauliflower Greens Pitla is a unique recipe where cauliflower greens have a crunchy texture and fresh flavour and also are iron-rich which adds to the iron and vitamin C content of besan. Cauliflower Greens Pitla will surely make your skin glow by improving blood circulation.

Enjoy all our folic acid rich recipes for pregnancy. Explore more varieties in our pregnancy section everyday.

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Walnut and Cherry Tomato Salad
Recipe# 36139
21 Apr 21

by Tarla Dalal
This tangy crunchy salad is a treat for tomato lovers. Not only it’s an excellent source of folic acid (vitamin B9) which keeps anaemia at bay, but also rich in vitamin B1 (thiamin), vitamin B3 (Niacin) and fibre due to the addition of walnuts and sesame seeds. Walnuts are also rich in vitamin E and ....
Masoor Dal with Spinach, Protein Rich Recipes
Recipe# 33249
30 Mar 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
masoor dal with spinach recipe | protein rich dal | dal palak | with 18 amazing images. masoor dal recipe is a versatile Indian food which can find a place in every household. Learn how to ....
Moong Dal and Paneer Tikki (low Calorie Snack)
Recipe# 3552
23 Mar 21

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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 ....
Spinach Dosa
Recipe# 41017
29 Mar 21

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 by Tarla Dalal
spinach dosa recipe | palak dosa | keerai dosai | spinach dosa for pregnancy and kids | with step by step images. spinach dosa is a unique snack idea to make up f ....
Moong Dal and Spinach Idli
Recipe# 38991
27 Feb 21

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by Tarla Dalal
Eliminating rice reduces the calorie count of these spinach idlis, making them suitable for diabetics as well. The same moong dal batter can also be used to make healthy pankis and pancakes.
Whole Masoor and Chawli Soup
Recipe# 39373
27 Feb 21

by Tarla Dalal
Tired of making run-of-the-mill soups with dal and vegetables? Here is an off-beat option prepared with Iron rich wholemasoor and chawli. Chawli is an extremely healthy iron rich green leafy vegetable but most people wonder how to prepare it such that it appeals to the whole family. This is a good w ....
Broccoli, Carrot and Paneer Subzi
Recipe# 2969
27 Oct 20

by Tarla Dalal
broccoli, carrot and paneer sabzi recipe | broccoli aur carrot ki sabzi | Indian broccoli with paneer sabzi | Broccoli paneer sabzi for pregnancy | broccoli, carrot and ....
Dal Fry with Toor Dal
Recipe# 42771
17 Oct 20

 by Tarla Dalal
toor dal fry recipe | restaurant style toor dal fry | toor dal fry with rice | toor dal tadka | with 32 amazing images. toor dal fry recipe |
Mexican Pita Pockets
Recipe# 3466
22 Jan 21

 by Tarla Dalal
Soft pita breads made with whole wheat flour and filled with a spicy Mexican bean filling that will help to keep the blood sugar levels in check. Served with salad and a delicious mint dressing which add a bouquet of tantalising flavours to this dish.
Cauliflower Greens and Besan Muthia
Recipe# 41007
23 Jan 21

 by Tarla Dalal
cauliflower greens and besan muthia recipe | phool gobhi besan muthia | Indian style steamed muthia | healthy breakfast | with 23 amazing images. How often we find ourselves picking lush c ....
Tomato Methi Rice ( Iron Rich Recipe )
Recipe# 35073
25 Nov 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Iron-laden methi greens are combined with vitamin C rich tomatoes which helps in the absorption of iron. For an additional fibre touch, I have use ....
Khatta Meetha Chana Chaat
Recipe# 30806
23 Nov 20

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by Tarla Dalal
khatta meetha chana chaat recipe | khatti meethi chana chaat | chickpeas chaat | healthy snack for kids | with step by step photos. khatta meetha chana chaat is a ....
Masala Makhana Recipe, Healthy Lotus Seed Snack
Recipe# 42412
29 Oct 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
masala makhana recipe | spicy masala makhana | healthy makhana |masala phool makhana | roasted makhana in 10 minutes | masala makhana ....
Methi Leaves Sambhar
Recipe# 5708
28 Sep 20

 by Tarla Dalal
Sambhar is a dish that is synonymous with South Indian cooking. As it is, sambhar is very nutritious as it combines toovar dal with an assortment of vegetables. While vegetables like red pumpkin, drumsticks and bottle gourd all contribute to the nutrient content of this recipe, the bumper iron top-u ....
Chick Pea Tikkis
Recipe# 22434
18 Aug 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Tikkis of various types are very popular in India. Here is a nutritious variant of this all-time favourite snack made with protein and calcium rich ingredients like chick peas and mint. When you feel like having a snack, go for these tasty Chick Pea Tikkis, to help in the healthy development of ....
Maharashtrian Patal Bhaji, Paatal Bhaji
Recipe# 770
19 Oct 20

 by Tarla Dalal
Maharashtrian patal bhaji recipe | palak ki patal bhaji | healthy patal bhaji | with step by step images. patal chi bhaji is a nourishing daily fare which can be enjoyed by people of all a ....
Tomato Cucumber and Lettuce Salad in A Lemon Dressing
Recipe# 2964
25 Jul 20

 by Tarla Dalal
A simple salad made with ingredients that are usually handy in every kitchen. The dressing is what makes this salad so special. Its simple refreshing flavours complement those of the salad ingredients (i. e. The tomato, lettuce, cucumber and cheese) perfectly. What i usually do is make a large quant ....
Sprouted Kabuli Chana and Palak, Folic Acid Rich Recipe
Recipe# 35071
19 Jul 20

 by Tarla Dalal
A perfect combination of sprouted kabuli chana and palak that will tickle your taste buds, and keep your protein , calcium and iron lev ....
Golden Broth, Thick Carrot and Potato Soup
Recipe# 2954
20 Aug 11

 by Tarla Dalal
This is one of my all-time favourite soup recipe which is also very nutritive as it is rich in vitamin A, fibre and protein. Instead of fried starters, this "sunny" soup is just perfect for a pre-dinner appetizer.
Sprouts and Methi Rice
Recipe# 38440
04 Mar 20

 by Tarla Dalal
In a rush? You still need healthy food to stay energetic! How about preparing this super tasty Sprouts and Methi Rice one-dish meal that you can have right away or even take along in your dabba? The blend of brown rice with mixed sprouts, fenugreek leaves and spices makes this a tasteful dish brimmi ....
Broccoli, Spinach and Zucchini Stir- Fry
Recipe# 7451
26 Jul 20

 by Tarla Dalal
A creative way to include nutritious veggies into your diet, the Broccoli, Spinach and Zucchini Stir-Fry is a treat for your taste buds, with a burst of colours and herby flavours. The combination of vegetables like broccoli, spinach and zucchini with other crunchy delights like cabbage and capsicum ....
Easy Cheesy Vegetable Pasta
Recipe# 2993
14 Oct 19

by Tarla Dalal
This pasta dish is satisfying because of its high carbohydrate content which is beneficial for you especially during your first trimester and also while you are lactating. The milk and cheese are good sources of protein and calcium while the other ingredients supplement this recipe with iron, folic ....
Mushroom, Bean Sprouts and Broccoli Stir-fry
Recipe# 7449
11 Oct 19

 by Tarla Dalal
An easy but fabulous preparation of mushrooms, blanched broccoli and bean sprouts sautéed with garlic, and flavoured with thyme and little red chilli sauce. It is the combination of ingredients, especially the addition of crunchy broccoli stems, which makes this recipe so fantastic. The outcom ....
Colocassia Leaf Usli
Recipe# 5703
04 Sep 19

 by Tarla Dalal
Colocasia leaf is frequently used in Maharashtrian and Gujarati cuisine in preparations like paatra and wadi. Now, it is time to think beyond these and find many more flavourful ways to include this iron-rich ingredient in your diet. A variant of the popular South Indian dry subzi made of vegetables ....
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