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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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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 ....
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 ....
Bajra Khakhras
Recipe# 2941
24 Feb 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
bajra khakhra recipe | Indian style bajra til khakhra | bajre ka khakhra | healthy snack - bajra khakhra | with 35 amazing images. bajra khakhra is a nutritious a ....
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 ....
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, ....
Baked Stuffed Tomatoes ( Nutritious Recipe For Pregnancy)
Recipe# 22454
11 Nov 08

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
A flavorsome stuffing of mixed vegetables and paneer adds body to tomatoes, which are a storehouse of the folic acid required along with vitamin b 12 to build new red blood cells of both mother and child.
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.
Broccoli Soup ( Pregnancy Recipe)
Recipe# 2950
24 Aug 20

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by Tarla Dalal
The Broccoli Broth is a really quick soup to make, and one which does not require you to hunt for umpteen ingredients. Despite the minimal amount of ingredients, it has a fantastic flavour mainly due to the teamwork of broccoli with onions, and a soothing texture due to the addition of milk. Broccol ....
Broccoli, Carrot and Paneer Subzi
Recipe# 2969
27 Oct 20

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
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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 ....
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
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 ....
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 ....
Chick Pea Salad with Minty Curd Dressing
Recipe# 2963
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
One of the most nutritious of all beans, chick peas (or garbanzo beans) are rich in iron, protein and folic acid. Curds and paneer enrich this tangy salad with more protein and also calcium, while coriander and mint increase its vitamin A content. Chill this salad thoroughly before you eat it.
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 ....
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 ....
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 ....
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 |
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 ....
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 ....
Gavar Pumpkin Vegetable ( Nutritious Recipe For Pregnancy)
Recipe# 22465
05 Oct 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Cluster beans, which have the highest fibre content of all vegetables, are not on everyone's list of favorites unfortunately! here they are cooked in an unusual spicy-sweet red pumpkin gravy that will get your taste buds tingling.
Gavarfali Ki Subzi
Recipe# 2975
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
No reviews
Gavarfali (cluster beans) are rich in iron, folic acid, calcium and are an excellent source of fibre. All these are very important nutrients and are present in good quantities in this humble vegetable. This Rajasthani recipe is very healthy and delicious too!! The addition of curds enhances the ca ....
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.
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.
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