During pregnancy, your nutrient and energy requirements are a bit high. If you are a vegetarian mom-to-be, it is still possible for you to have some interesting and tasty recipes.

Well, you do not have to dig much to plan out your vegetarian diet. Just read this article to find out some delicious and healthy recipes which you can add in your pregnancy diet.


Sprouts Uttapam

Ingredients- 1 cup mixed sprout, 2 cups suji (semolina), ½ cup grated carrot, ¼ cup finely chopped green chilies, salt to taste, water

Method- in a bowl, mix semolina, salt and water to make a batter. Keep it aside. Steam or pressure cook the sprouts and then mix them with grated carrot, green chilies and salt. Keep it aside. Now, take a pan and pour a spoonful of the batter and spread it in a circular motion. Sprinkle the sprout mixture and let it cook on low flame. If necessary, add 2 drops of oil and after sometime, turn it upside down and let the other side cook. Serve hot with coconut chutney.

If you wish, you can add some extra nutrients to the dish by adding other boiled vegetables like peas, spring onion etc.


Peanut and vegetable salad

Ingredients- 1 cup raw peanut, ¼ cup chopped carrot, ¼ cup chopped broccoli, ¼ cup French beans, 2 tablespoon of fresh coriander (chopped), ¼ teaspoon chopped green chili, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, ¼ teaspoon pepper, salt to taste.

Method- steam cook all the vegetables and add salt while they get cooked. Mix them well in a serving bowl and season with lemon juice and pepper. Serve hot or chilled.

You can replace or add any vegetable of your choice.


Bajra and moong dal ki khichadi

Ingredients- bajra (soaked overnight and drained), yellow moong daal, ghee, cumin seed, asafoetida, turmeric powder, water, salt to taste.

Method- In a pressure cooker put, bajra, moong daal, salt and water. Heat ghee in separate pan, and add cumin seeds. Once the seeds crackle, add a pinch of asafoetida and turmeric powder and sauté for 5 mins. Add this over the cooked khichdi, mix well and allow it to cook for 2-3 mins on low flame. Serve hot.

Include these yummy recipes in your diet to fulfil your nutrient requirement and have a healthy pregnancy.

Make sure you speak to your doctor about the ingredients before trying any of the above mentioned recipes.

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