Showing posts with label For pregnant women. Show all posts
Showing posts with label For pregnant women. Show all posts

Rice green gram porridge - a healthy gruel recipe

Jeeraga Chamba Rice - 1 cup
Green gram - 1 cup
Shallots - 12 nos
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Red Chilly - 3 nos
Green Chilly - 2 nos
Salt to taste
Ghee - 1 tbsp

Wash and soak rice for about 1/2 an hour. Soak green gram for 1 hour. Mix them together and pressure cook along with finely chopped shallots, slit green chillies. Pressure cook for 5 whistles.

Grind coconut and red chillies together along with a little salt to a coarse paste with less water. Mix it to the cooked gruel and boil it for another few minutes.

(If it is served for diabetics, the coconut can be avoided. While serving the kids, the number of chillies can be altered. While giving it for pregnant women and kids, the porridge have to be thick and less spicy)

Add little ghee on top before serving.

Drumstick Soup - Kerala style

Drumstick - 6 nos
Green chillies - 2 nos
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Small Onions (shallots) - 6 nos
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Curry leaves - a few
cocout oil - 1 tbsp (this will give the typical Kerala taste)

Cut drumsticks into small pieces. Pressure cook it along with green chillies, ginger, small onions and cook it for about 3 to 4 whistles. When cold, remove all the solid particles and drain the liquid using a strainer.

In a seasoning pan, heat coconut oil, add mustard seeds and when they splutter add curry leaves and grated coconut and add it to the soup.

This will taste yummy and is also rich in iron. Can be given for pregnant women.

How to make dry Mangoes at home?

    Dried mangoes comes in handy even in non-mango season to make dishes used of mango. Dried mangoes are sun dried thin slices of mangoes. As they are dried in sun they dont have moisture content in them.

Choose firm raw mangoes. Wash and peel the skin. Slice them into thin slices either using the peeler or using chips cutter. Rub the slices with salt and turmeric powder. Arrange them on flat plate and dry them in sun for about a week or till the moisture content is gone out. Turn the sides every other day. Once the moisture is gone store in air tight containers.

How to store:
Store dried mangoes in air tight containers away from moisture. While using it the hands or the laddle that is used to take them out should be dry.

Health Benefits
Dried mangoes makes a great tit bit for pregnant women during their first trimester to fulfill their craving. As it have high iron content, a moderate amount can be consumed daily. As it is also rich in Vitamins A and E, it helps the harmones to function efficiently.

Energising Hot Chocolate Drink

Drinking Chocolate Powder - 1 1/2 tbsp
Sugar - 1 1/2 tbsp
Milk - 2 cups
Cinnamon Powder - 1/2 tsp

Heat milk. Add sugar and Drinking chocolate powder and mix well. Add the cinnamon powder and mix well. This is a great energising drink. Good for exam goers, morning breakfast and also for pregnant women.

Recipe for Urad Dal Kanji

A kanji that is good for the hip bones of women and for the heart of men, this Urad Dal Kanji helps in easy delivery for pregnant women.

Urad Dal - 1/4 kg
Palm Jaggery - 1/2 kg
Cardamom - 1 or 2 nos
Dried Ginger - 1/2 inch
Coconut - 1 big.

Grate the coconut and grind it and take coconut milk (full thick and 2nd milk). Fry the Urad dal till it becomes golden brown in colour. Set aside and let it cool. Soak in water for about 1/2 an hour. Mash the palm jaggery and dissolve it in 1/2 litre hot water. Grind urad dal in grinder and when it becomes soft add ground cardomom powder and dried ginger powder.

Add another 1/2 litre of water and keep stirring it in low flame till it starts boiling. Strain the palm jaggery and add it to the urad dal. Keep stirring till it becomes thick. Add the 2nd extract coconut milk and a pinch of salt.

Add the first, thick extract of coconut milk to it and remove it before it starts boiling.

Keep stirring constantly when the kanji is in flame.

Apple Shake with cinnamon to cure Acidity

Acidity have become very very common ailment in the recent times. People tend to get it more easily due to the current lift style. Apple which keeps the doctor away, definitely keeps acidity away if it is taken with cinnamon.

Apple - 2 nos
Sugar - 2 tbsp
Milk - 2 cups (chilled milk)
Cinnamon Powder - 1 tsp
Ice cubes - 4 nos

Method to make:
Peel and dice apples to cubes and grind it in a blender to a fine puree along with milk and 1/2 cup of milk. Add the cinnamon powder and the remaining milk and whip it well. Serve with 1 or 2 ice cubes.

This makes 4 glasses of milk shake. Can be served with small cubes of apple on top.

Health Benefits of Cinnamon Powder.

Date - Carrot Salad Healthy recipe for pregnant women

Salads are always a healthy recipe to have during pregnancy. They can be had as a whole meal or as a midmeal snack.

Dates - 6 to 8 nos
Carrot - 2 nos
Lemon Juice - 1 tbsp
Salt - a pinch
Pepper Powder - 1/2 tbsp (optional)
Honey - 2 tbsp

Method to make Healthy Salad:
Grate the carrots and dates. Sprinkle salt and toss the vessel to have the salt spread evenly. Add the pepper powder and mix well. Add lemon juice and mix well again.

Chill the salad; before serving add honey.

Appy Magic - A healthy recipe for Pregnant Women and kids

An apple a day keeps doctor away. A pregnant woman needs lots of nourishment during her entire period of pregnancy. Some women due to their morning sickness will not eat a lot. For them, this drink is a great boon and this can be had immediatly after preparing.

Apples - ripe and unsour - 4 medium sized
Sugar - 1/2 tbsp (better substitute with Honey)
Lime Juice - 1 tbsp
Ice cubes - 1 or 2 (optional)

How to make Appy Magic:
In a juicer blender, grind the apples (if the juicer have its own filter the better, if not the juice have to be strained using a muslin cloth). Blend it till it is smooth and a fine paste. Add the lemon juice, sugar or honey and mix well. Serve with the ice cubes.

This juice is to be made immediatly after cutting the apples so as the nutritional value in it is not lost. The dash of lime juice will help in getting releived from morning sickness. Honey will help in increased strength(as it have iron content in it). Ice cubes also help in reducing morning sickness.

Too good for kids and Pregnant women. It will help a lot during the first trimester, if the women sips the juice slowly.

Gingerly Tomato - An energizing recipe

Every one wishes to have a healthy glowing skin. Tomatoes gives that glow to any kind of skin type. I am highly fond of this fresh juice recipe that whenever I feel a bit low of energy, I take it as we have all the below ingredients at home ever. Even if there is no lemon available one can have it without that and can feel a definite refreshing just in a few mins after taking it.

Tomatoes - 4
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Sugar - 1 Tbsp
Lemon Juice - From one medium sized lemon
Ice cubes - 2

Grind tomatoes along with ginger and sugar. Blend well and add the lemon juice and ice cubes. It is the best drink to have to have in summer.

Check the health benefits of ginger

Best summer drink
Fights Cancer
Helps skin glow

Tomato Shorba or Tomato Soup - Recipe for pregnant women

Felt very bored and bugged up after undergoing a minor procedure. Wanted to have something hot, spicy but healthy. Was wondering what to do and just was rummaging through the fridge and kitchen and took some Tomatoes, Onions and Carrots and made this Tomato Shorba in a jiffy and had it hot with 2 slices of toasted bread.

Tomatoes - 4 or 5 depending upon the size
Onion - 1 big
Carrot - 1 medium sized
Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
Garlic Pods - 6 nos
Black Pepper - To taste
Salt - To taste
Corn Flour - 1 tbsp
Coriander Leaves - 1/2 cup
Cream - 2 tbsp(optional, I didnot have it so used Amul Butter)

Cut carrots into cubes, tomatoes into 4 pieces and onion into strips. In a vessel add tomatoes, onion, carrot, cinnamon sticks, garlic pods, salt, 1/4 cup of coriander leaves and 1 cup of water and pressure cook it. Grind all the ingredients along with one more cup of water. Seive the mixture thoroughly.

In a flat bottom pan add the seived mixture. Simmer the flame. Add 2 tbsp of water to the cornflour and make it a paste and add it to the soup and bring it to boil. Remove from flame and add pepper powder and cream (or Amul Butter). Add the remaining coriander leaves and serve hot.

Horse gram Porridge - Healthy recipe for women

This is a summer drink, which helps in easy digestion and keeps the body cool. Those who want to diet also can add horse gram in their daily routine which will help in reduction of extra fat.

Horse Gram - 1/4 cup
Boiled Rice - 3/4 cup
Water - 3 cups
Salt to taste
Butter milk - 2 cups

Fry the horse gram in a dry pan and grind it coarsely. Fry the boiled rice also and grind it coarsely. Pressure cook horse gram powder and boiled rice using 2 cups of water.

When cooked mash it using a laddle. Add salt, remaining cup of water and butter milk to it.

This serves two people.

Note: Ginger, coriander, curry leaves can be ground into a fine paste and added to this porridge to give a different taste.

This powder can be made in larger quantities and stored. It can be used whenever needed.

Pregnant Women, can have it as a breakfast especially in the end of 2nd trimester and the whole of 3rd trimester as it gives a lot of energy.

Lactating Women can have this to reduce weight after delivery. But this have to be taken after a month of delivery or when they start exercising as per the doctor's advice.

Recipe for Poondu Kanji

A special Kanji which is to be taken once in a month to solve gastric troubles. This is a dish from Tirunelveli District.

Boiled Rice - 1 cup
Garlic - 3 to 4 depending upon the size
Methi seeds - 1 tsp
Saarana root powder - 2 tsps
(This you can get it from siddha or naatu marunthu stores. Blend it in a mixer and store in freezer. If you dont get this powder, you can leave it too)

Raw milk - 1/2 cup
Water - 3 cups
Murungai leaves - handful (optional)

In a pressure cooker, take rice, garlic and methi seeds. In a muslin cloth take the Saranaa powder, make it a bag and add it to the rice in cooker. Add 3 cups of water and cook it for 2 whistles. In a separate vessel, pressure cook the murungai leaves too. When cool remove the bag and mash the rice well.

Add the cooked murungai leaves (dont throw away the water, but add it too to the rice). Add milk and cook for 5 mins in low flame. This can be served with Coconut Thuvaiyal.
Note: The whole day after taking this Kanji, tamrind is to be avoided and if at all needed, tomato is to be added.