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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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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
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 by Tarla Dalal
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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
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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 ....
Cauliflower Greens and Besan Muthia
Recipe# 41007
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 by Tarla Dalal
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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
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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 ....
Dal and Vegetable Idli ( Pregnancy Recipe)
Recipe# 2931
23 Apr 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Dal Fry with Toor Dal
Recipe# 42771
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 by Tarla Dalal
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Golden Broth, Thick Carrot and Potato Soup
Recipe# 2954
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 by Tarla Dalal
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Healthy Oats Vegan Granola Bars with Peanut Butter
Recipe# 42508
15 Nov 20

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Khatta Meetha Chana Chaat
Recipe# 30806
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Lettuce and Cauliflower Soup
Recipe# 39641
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by Tarla Dalal
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Low Cal Chivda
Recipe# 3562
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Recipe# 770
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Recipe# 42412
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Recipe# 39640
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Recipe# 3552
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 by Tarla Dalal
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Moong Dal and Spinach Idli
Recipe# 38991
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by Tarla Dalal
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Mushroom, Bean Sprouts and Broccoli Stir-fry
Recipe# 7449
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 by Tarla Dalal
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Recipe# 3566
26 Nov 12

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