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Iron rich snacks, Iron rich Indian starters

Iron Rich Snacks, Veg Iron Rich Indian Starter. With a wide range of snacks and starters from muthias to kebabs and upma to chaat and dry snacks like khakhras and crispies, in this section all the recipes are made with iron boosting ingredients. This nutrient is extremely necessary for the supply of oxygen and nutrients to all parts of the body.

Low levels of iron or its deficiency in the body is termed as Anaemia. The major symptoms of Iron deficiency include fatigue, pale skin, poor concentration etc. Click here to know 35 Iron Rich Foods.

Quinoa Red Chawli Leaves KhakhraQuinoa Red Chawli Leaves Khakhra

Healthy Iron Snacks

Imagine having snacks which are healthy and iron rich too. If asked, each one of us who have the basic knowledge of cooking can up some delicacies Palak Nimki and Baked Methi Puris using common greens like spinach and fenugreek leaves.

You can turn to recipes like Quinoa Red Chawli Leaves Khakhra and Cauliflower Greens and Besan Muthia for a true iron rich treat. Not only do the flavours and textures complement each other in these recipes, but the vibrant colours beautifully combine to make this dish a treat for the eyes too! 

Baked Methi PurisBaked Methi Puris

Iron Rich Snacks Using Sprouts

Ah! SPROUTS… These are known as the bundle of health. When you feel indulgent, it’s very important to strike a balance between the taste and nutrition for good health. You can completely rely on sprouts then. The process of sprouting makes them easily digestible and it increases the iron content as well. Learnt the art of Sprouting and Boiling through this video.

And once you have mastered this, experiment with many other pulses like chana, rajma, matki etc. Here are some quick facts such as soaking time, sprouting time, quantities required and cooking method, which will help you get started with sprouts! 

Finally give an additional healthy twist to these iron rich sprouts by cooking them in a delectable way. Lehsuni Matki Palak Tikki (1.6 mg iron / tikki) and Sprouted Matki Poha (7.8 mg iron / serving) are some interesting iron rich delicacies which can be served to enhance the haemoglobin count and overcome or prevent anemia. 

Lehsuni Matki Palak TikkiLehsuni Matki Palak Tikki

Iron Rich Starters – All Time Favourite Tikkis

Oh NO! Not fried tikkis. Excess fat can hinder iron absorption. Avoid it. Learn the art of cooking the tikkis on a non-stick tava on a slow flame… they taste equally good. You will surely believe it once you have tried our tested tikkis like Chana Dal and Cabbage Tikki, Oats Moong Dal Tikki and Mint and Masoor Tikkis. 

Yes, you have guessed it right! Here the major source of iron are pulses and dals. These tikkis have a scrumptious flavour and crunch that can pick you up even on the gloomiest of days! Serve them with your favourite green chutney and enjoy a healthy iron rich starter experience. 

Chana Dal and Cabbage TikkiChana Dal and Cabbage Tikki

South Indian Iron Snacks

We all love South Indian food. Use Cauliflower Greens to make the super healthy Moong Dal Appe. We have converted the deep fried Masala Vadai and cooked them on a Tava.

Of course we wanted an Uttpa in this section as  well, so we made it with Bajra for you – Mini Bajra Onion Uttapa. We haven’t missed out on idlis as well. Moong Dal and Spinach Idli is the perfect recipe for you to try for an iron boost. 

Moong Dal and Cauliflower Greens AppeMoong Dal and Cauliflower Greens Appe

Iron Rich Dry Snacks / Jar Snacks

Crunchy jar snacks add a lot of excitement to our day. They are the best options to reach out for in the evening time. To go healthy and store iron rich jar snacks, forget frying them and use other methods like tava or oven to make them crispy.

Try the non-fried version of famous Bengali Nimki  – Palak Jeera Nimki, Baked Kachodi and Bajra Khakhras. These are sure to prevent iron deficiency fatigue and keep you energized till the next meal. 

Bajra KhakhrasBajra Khakhras

However remember to not pair these jar snacks with a cup of tea or coffee. The tannins in these beverages bind with the iron, making it less of it available to your body.


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