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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.

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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.
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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.

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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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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 ....
Spinach Malfatti, Healthy Pregnancy Recipe
Recipe# 2990
20 Aug 11

 
 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 ....
Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi
Recipe# 39646
22 Jul 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
bajra whole moong and green pea khichdi recipe | whole moong bajra and green pea khichdi | healthy green pea bajra and whole moong khichdi | with 20 amazing images. Watching weight or on a diet or want to eat someth ....
Broccoli and Baby Corn Stir Fry
Recipe# 2992
27 Mar 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Tired of dal-chawal? Then this is just the thing you need. A simple stir fry with oriental origins that is rich in fibre, folic acid, protein and above all taste. Toss in some noodles if you want to make a bigger meal of this dish.
Dhansak Dal ( Indian Diabetic Dal Recipe)
Recipe# 3501
27 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A traditional parsi dish. As the name says, it is an interesting combination of five varieties of dhan (dals) and saak (vegetables) perked with spices to give it a mouth-watering taste. Being loaded with vegetables this dish is no ....
Tava Chana
Recipe# 196
05 Jul 14

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 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 ....
Lettuce and Cauliflower Soup
Recipe# 39641
21 Feb 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Lettuce is an unexplored treasure! Not many know that it is a very good source of iron. Here is a creamy soup of lettuce thickened using finely chopped cauliflower, which not only imparts a creamy texture but also balances the flavour of lettuce well. The use of cauliflower also does away with the u ....
Spicy Urad Dal Puris
Recipe# 7560
13 Aug 20

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 by Tarla Dalal
Serve these delicious urad dal puris with sweet pickle and hot tea on a sunny Sunday morning, for a complete Rajasthani ambience. You can also try other puris to enjoy with a cup of hot tea like Khus-khus ki Puri or K ....
Healthy Oats Vegan Granola Bars with Peanut Butter
Recipe# 42508
15 Nov 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Learning to make granola bars is a worthy skill, because granola bars are so tasty and so handy! You can just keep a few in your handbag and munch on them when you are hungry. However, whenever we buy commercial brands, we are always doubtful about the health quotient and quality of ingredients ....
Cabbage Jowar Muthias
Recipe# 3554
06 Feb 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
cabbage muhtia recipe | Gujarati cabbage jowar muthia | healthy kobi jowar muthia | kobi na muthiya | with 22 amazing images. cabbage muhtia is a
Antioxidant, Protein Rich Healthy Lunch Salad
Recipe# 42207
04 Apr 19

 
 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 ....
Dal and Vegetable Idli ( Pregnancy Recipe)
Recipe# 2931
23 Apr 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
These nutritious idlis are slightly heavier than the regular idlis as the batter is not fermented. They are very nutritive because of the combination of 3 dals and vegetables like methi, green peas and carrots. These are great for an early pregnancy boost and being an excellent source of iron, fibre ....
Moong Dal Dosa, Healthy Pregnancy Recipe
Recipe# 2933
16 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The cereal and pulse combination makes this recipe a good source of quality protein. These thin, crisp dosas made of moong dal and rice make a terrific breakfast especially during your fir ....
Paneer Palak Koftas in Makhani Gravy
Recipe# 3565
02 Jan 19

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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 ....
Baked Potatoes with Broccoli and Red Pepper
Recipe# 2991
20 Aug 11

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 by Tarla Dalal
Potatoes are an excellent food choice in you first trimester and even the pre-pregnancy period when you need to stock up on folic acid and iron. The skin of the potato (which we always discard) is edible and is a rich source of folic acid. If you scrub the potatoes really well before you cook them, ....
Minty Soya Roti
Recipe# 39640
10 Oct 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Vibrant mint and dill leaves add not just colour but also abundant nutrition to the Minty Soya Roti. The iron and folic acid in these ingredients work together to improve your haemoglobin levels. The dough for this flavourful and aromatic roti has further been fortified with soya flour, so you get m ....
Gavarfali ki Sukhi Subzi
Recipe# 7463
02 May 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
gavarfali ki sukhi sabzi recipe | gavar ki sabzi | cluster beans Indian vegetable | dry gavarfali sabzi | healthy gavarfali sabzi | with 17 amazing pictures.
Cauliflower Greens Pitla
Recipe# 39643
09 Oct 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Cauliflower greens have a crunchy texture and fresh flavour that lends itself very well to this unique pitla. While you might frequently prepare methi or plain besan pitla, adding iron-rich cauliflower greens to the preparation adds to the iron and vitamin C content of besan. Cauliflower Gr ....
Spinach and Chick Pea Soup
Recipe# 39143
25 Jun 14

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by Tarla Dalal
Just what you need for a full-fledged day! Iron-rich spinach and chick pea come together in a flavoursome soup cooked in vegetable stock. A thoughtful addition of herbs and spices along with lemon juice ensures added aroma as well as full nutrient absorption, as iron needs to be complemented with vi ....
Baby Potatoes and Bell Pepper Stir-fry
Recipe# 41015
11 Nov 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The very sight of the Baby Potatoes and Bell Pepper Stir-Fry is appetising. The chunky veggies with the aromatic seasonings make you want to grab a bite immediately. And it would do you a world of good to sink your teeth into this tasty stir-fry, as it is loaded with folic acid from the potatoes and ....
Palak, Methi and Corn Subzi
Recipe# 22436
21 Oct 20

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by Tarla Dalal
palak methi and corn sabzi recipe | palak methi makai | palak methi makai sabji | with step by step images. healthy palak corn sabzi is a nutri packed sabzi which can be served as a daily f ....
Orange Sesame Tabbouleh
Recipe# 2961
08 Aug 19

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by Tarla Dalal
A delightful orange sesame flavoured broken wheat salad. This salad is soothing, especially if you are feeling nauseous and don't feel like eating much. Broken wheat is a good source of carbohydrates which will help you feel better and also nourish you with iron, vitamin C and fibre. This dish com ....
Spicy Sprouts Pulao
Recipe# 3583
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A spicy rice delicacy, which makes a perfect main course on days when you find yourself a bit too busy to cook anything elaborate. All you have to do is temper the brown rice and sprouts with just a spoonful of oil, and let them pressure cook together while you complete other chores. The ....
Swadisht Vegetable Cutlet
Recipe# 3558
25 Mar 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Cutlets with a teaspoon of oil? Well, here you go. You will fall head-over-heels in love with the amazing flavour and perfect texture of this Swadisht Vegetable Cutlet. Made with an assortment of veggies like carrots and bottle gourd, this ....
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