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कैल्शियम से भरपूर - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Calcium Rich Recipes recipes in Hindi)
કેલ્શિયમ થી ભરપૂર - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Calcium Rich Recipes recipes in Gujarati)

Calcium Rich Recipes, Calcium Rich Indian Recipes, Calcium recipes for strong bones

calcium rich recipes. calcium rich Indian recipes. calcium recipes for strong bones.  Get your daily dose of calcium with these awesome recipes, packed with apt ingredients like dairy products ( milk, curds, Paneer and Buttermilk).

Buttermilk, ChaasButtermilk, Chaas

Green leafy vegetables (like Spinach, amaranth. colocassia, Fenugreek etc.

Spinach, PalakSpinach, Palak

Vegetables like Broccoli), Walnuts and pulses (like Chana Dal, urad dal, Masoor Dal, green moong dal, yellow moong dal, Moong, moth beans, chana). 

BroccoliBroccoli

There are calcium rich recipes to cater to all age groups, ranging from colourful, exciting calcium rich recipes for kids and youngsters to traditional, easily-chewable recipes for seniors. Here is  a list of TOP 42 Calcium Rich Foods

Whey Soup ( Calcium Rich Recipe )Whey Soup

Why do we need Calcium, How much Calcium do we need daily? Calcium rich recipes for strong bones. 

We often speak of healthy bones and strong teeth and most of us remember our parent’s admonition to "drink your milk." We may have probably resisted then, but as adults we are now more aware that the 'CALCIUM' and 'PROTEIN' from milk help to build a strong body. See our masoor dal with spinach recipe which will give you 9% of your calcium RDA.

Masoor Dal with Spinach, Protein Rich RecipesCream Of Broccoli Soup, Veg Broccoli Soup Recipe

Though astonishing as it may sound, approximately 1200 gm of calcium in found in our body, out of which 99% is found in the bones. The remaining 1% is used to maintain teeth, muscles, heart and nerves and also aids in blood clotting. To put it simply, WE NEED CALCIUM FOR STRONG BONES AND TEETH.

Chart of Daily Calcium Requirements from Kids to Adults

Group Need for Calcium Requirements (per day)
Kids Bones and teeth are at a growing stage and hence their need for calcium is high. 0-1 year - 500 mg
1-9 years – 400 mg
Teenagers Puberty promotes a quick and rapid growth spurt and so the need for calcium increases. 10-18 years-600 mg
Puberty to Middle Age For maintenance of bones and teeth. 19-49 years-400 mg
Adult Men As we age the bones lose calcium. above 50 years-400 mg
Adult Women
As we age the bones lose calcium. Elderly women are at utmost risk of osteoporosis due to calcium loss as a result of hormonal changes (decrease in estrogen levels which otherwise initiates calcium absorption) occurring after menopause.

51–70 years -

400 mg

Pregnant Women The growing fetus has high requirements of calcium which need to be supplemented through mums diet. 1000 mg
Lactating Mother A nursing mother has to make up for her and the baby’s requirement through breast milk. 1000 mg
     

Paneer is one of the richest vegetarian source of calcium. 100 g of paneer yields about 480 mg of calcium. A recipe which offers atleast 10% to 12% of daily requirement of calcium per serving, can be considered as calcium rich. However, for recipes like roti, paratha, dosa etc. which are quantified in numbers, around of daily requirement of calcium can be considered as caclium rich. This is because it is assumed that one person will consume at least 2 to 3 roti / paratha / dosa etc. depending on its size. 

How does Calcium get absorbed in your body?

The 2 keys to Calcium absorption is to make sure you are getting enough Vitamin D and healthy fat. If you are deficient in Vitamin D, then your body is not going to absorb calcium properly. Spent time out in the sun to get your Vitamin D and if not then take supplementation for it.

Coconut oilCoconut oil

See our paneer bhurji recipe which uses full fat paneer. You could replace vegetable oil with coconut oil to make the paneer bhurji recipe even healthier.

Paneer BhurjiPaneer Bhurji

There are many individuals who go on crash diets and eat low fat foods or avoid fat altogether. This will result in the hinderance of calcium absorption and lead to calcium deficiency in your body.

Healthy fat examples are avocado, olive oil, almonds, walnuts, peanuts, paneer, coconut milk etc.

Avocado SaladAvocado Salad

Effects of Calcium deficiency on Bones 

The major outcome of calcium deficiency is bone and teeth abnormalities which are seen quite different in children and adults.

1. Rickets…Calcium deficiency in children…If children are deprived of calcium in their early stages of growth, it progressively leads to weakening and softening of bones making them fragile. Bowing of legs, enlargement of wrists, knees and ankles, poor muscular development, beaded ribs, large foreheads and protruding chest are some of the other features of rickets.

2. Osteoporosis…Adult Rickets…The low levels of calcium in adults leads to loss of bone mass to such an extent that the bones lose strength and becomes unable to perform its supporting role in the body. Fractures may occur due to minor falls and bumps or bones may even break under their own weight. People with osteoporosis may have a hump in their backs, curvature of the spine and rounded shoulders. These conditions may be caused by the buckling of their weakened spines, no longer being strong enough to hold the body upright.

Ragi Roti Stuffed with Paneer

Ragi Roti Stuffed with Paneer

3 Things to ensure that your Calcium Levels are topped up.

1. You also need to exercise regularly. As you get older you must continue to workout. Walk, lift weights and move all the time. You need exercise to maintain bone health. As simple as walking regularly will also do the trick. A lazy lifestyle will make your bones weak. 

2. Eat your protein. If you are low in protein you will have problem with your bone density. Protein is required for absorbtion of calcium into your bones. 

Masoor Dal and Palak KhichdiMasoor Dal and Palak Khichdi

3. Vitamin K and Vitamin D3 work toghether to increase bone density. So eat your eggs and greens like kale, spinach, broccoli, cabbage etc.

 

3 Things to ensure that your calcium levels are topped up.
1. Eat Calcium Rich Foods
2. Top up your Vitamin D
3. Ensure you take healthy Fat in your diet.

Don't forget your Til for topping up calcium

Til has the highest concentration of calcium. One cup of til or sesame seeds is 174% of your daily calcium requirements. So make this healthy Lebanese dip called tahini paste recipe made of til and olive oil only. 

Tahini Paste, Lebanese Tahini PasteTahini Paste, Lebanese Tahini Paste

Enjoy our collection of calcium rich recipes | calcium rich Indian recipes | calcium recipes for strong bones | given below from Calcium Rich Breakfast to Calcium Rich Desserts.

Calcium Breakfast (49 recipes)
Calcium Dals & Kadhis (23 recipes)
Calcium Rich Desserts (36 recipes)
Calcium Rich Drinks Smoothies Juices (43 recipes)
Calcium Rich International Recipes (36 recipes)
Calcium Rich Rice, Khichdi and Biryani (18 recipes)
Calcium Rich Rotis & Parathas (31 recipes)
Calcium Rich Salads & Raitas (43 recipes)
Calcium Rich Soups (18 recipes)
Calcium Rich Starters & Snacks (58 recipes)
Calcium Rich Vegetables (66 recipes)


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Baingan Methi ki Subzi
Recipe# 39681
06 Jan 23

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Sometimes it is magical how even simple ingredients can be transformed into splendid delicacies by using the right combinations and methods. In the Baingan Methi ki Subzi, the humble brinjal combines with iron and calcium rich methi, and a freshly-prepared masala powder, to form a scrumptious dry su ....
Hearty Red Lentil Soup, Healthy Masoor Dal Soup
Recipe# 22229
06 Jan 23

 
 by Tarla Dalal
red lentil soup recipe | Indian style red lentil vegetable soup | heart friendly red lentil soup for weight loss | with 29 amazing images. red lentil soup recipe | India ....
Paneer Bhurji
Recipe# 190
18 Nov 22

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 by Tarla Dalal
paneer bhurji | dry paneer bhurji | how to make paneer bhurji | with 18 mazing images. paneer bhurji is made from paneer, tomatoes, onions, spices and pav bhaji masala which are cooked tog ....
How To Sprout Moong, Mung Beans
Recipe# 40323
08 Nov 22

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by Tarla Dalal
how to sprout moong | healthy mung beans sprouts | how to sprout mung beans at home | how to make sprouts | with 23 amazing images. Healthy Mung Beans Sprouts is ....
Creamy Herb Pasta, Veg Calcium Rich Recipe
Recipe# 4824
08 Nov 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The very same irresistible taste, the same luscious mouth-feel and the same unabated excitement of feasting on pasta, albeit with an excitingly healthy twist! Here, we have made delicious Creamy Herb Pasta with whole wheat pasta, thickened with whole wheat flour and boosted with calcium-rich pan ....
Spinach Tahini Wraps ( Nutritious Recipe for Pregnancy)
Recipe# 22444
31 Oct 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
spinach tahini wrap recipe | healthy spinach wrap Indian style | spinach wrap with tahini spread | healthy spinach roll | healthy recipe for pregnancy |
Moong Dal and Spinach Soup
Recipe# 1339
29 Oct 22

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by Tarla Dalal
moong dal spinach soup recipe | dal palak soup | zero oil moong dal soup | spinach and lentil soup | with 22 amazing images. Soups are such a healthy way to include veggies and dals in your ....
Gujarati Kadhi
Recipe# 106
17 Oct 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
gujarati kadhi | traditional gujarati kadhi | how to make gujarati kadhi | with 12 amazing images Kadhi is a traditional Gujarati preparation of a wonderful sweet and spicy curd mixture thi ....
Coconut Water with Coconut Meat
Recipe# 40496
11 Oct 22

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
coconut water with coconut meat | coconut water with malai | benefits of coconut water | nariyal ka paani with malai | with 14 amazing images. Coconut water with coconut ....
Healthy Green Smoothie, Indian
Recipe# 42064
13 Jan 23

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
spinach apple orange smoothie recipe | healthy green Indian smoothie | no sugar palak adrak smoothie | Vitamin A, Vitamin C, folic acid rich smoothie | with 12 amazing images.
Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Vegetables in Almond Sauce
Recipe# 22458
07 Oct 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Vegetables in Almond Sauce is a truly attractive dish replete with colourful and crunchy veggies, a luscious almond sauce and of course, whole wheat spaghetti. We have avoided pasta made from refined flour and used a limited quantity of whole wheat spaghetti instead, to ma ....
Masala Chai Or Masala Tea
Recipe# 40555
26 Sep 22

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by Tarla Dalal
masala chai recipe | masala tea | Mumbai roadside Masala Tea | Indian spiced tea | with 10 amazing images. Masala Chai is a very famous hot beverage originated f ....
Buckwheat Dosa
Recipe# 36424
04 Nov 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
buckwheat dosa recipe | kuttu dosa | healthy Indian buckwheat crepes | instant buckwheat dosa | with 15 amazing images. buckwheat dosa known as
How To Make Homemade Skimmed Milk
Recipe# 42374
20 Oct 22

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
how to make skimmed milk recipe | how to make skim milk from whole milk | homemade skimmed milk | how to make low fat milk at home | with 11 amazing images. how is skim ....
Spaghetti with Spinach and Mushrooms
Recipe# 1833
07 Sep 22

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 by Tarla Dalal
Spaghetti with Spinach and Mushrooms is a satiating meal that satisfies not just your stomach but your culinary senses too, with its creamy texture and crunchy interludes. Going beyond plain white sauce, this spaghetti preparation features a milky, cheesy, creamy sauce chock-full of spinach and mush ....
Plain Ragi Roti, Plain Nachni Roti
Recipe# 41164
10 Dec 22

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by Tarla Dalal
plain ragi roti recipe | soft ragi roti |plain nachni roti | gluten-free nachni roti | with amazing 16 images. A hearty roti that is sure to remind you of home. The plai ....
Maharashtrian Patal Bhaji, Paatal Bhaji
Recipe# 770
12 Aug 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Maharashtrian patal bhaji recipe | palak ki patal bhaji | healthy patal bhaji | with step by step images. patal chi bhaji is a nourishing daily fare which can be enjoyed by people of all a ....
Nachni Khichu
Recipe# 5281
04 Aug 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
nachni khichu recipe | ragi khichu | Gujarati nachni khichu | healthy red millet snack | with 16 amazing images. Nachni Khichu is a tasty and healthy delicacy whi ....
Healthy Mango Yoghurt
Recipe# 4834
20 Jul 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Yoghurt has a timeless, ageless, boundary-less charm. Much-loved by kids and adults across the world, it is a versatile dish that can be made in multiple varieties, and can be enjoyed any time of the day whether as a snack or as a dessert. In this Healthy Mango Yoghurt, yummy yoghurt and the Kin ....
Beetroot Juice, Healthy Beetroot Juice
Recipe# 6229
04 Sep 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
beetroot juice recipe | healthy Indian beetroot juice | calcium, Vitamin C and folic acid rich chukandar juice | with 13 amazing images. Learn to make beetroot juice recipe which is a
Crunchy Apple Custard
Recipe# 4832
06 Jul 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A sweet and slightly crunchy dessert that will help top up on your calcium requirement. Everybody, from kids to adults, need calcium, but one cannot overdose on bland milk. By including milk along with nutritious and tasty fruits like apple, and flavour-enhancing ingredients like brown sugar, it is ....
Paneer Tikka Roll
Recipe# 3559
13 Aug 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
paneer tikka roll recipe | paneer tikka frankie recipe | paneer roll recipe | paneer wrap | with amazing images. paneer tikka roll recipe | pa ....
Broccoli Broth, Healthy Clear Broccoli Carrot Soup
Recipe# 4623
18 Aug 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
broccoli broth | healthy veg clear broccoli carrot soup | veg broccoli carrot broth | with 12 amazing images. This Indian Broccoli Broth recipe shows you how to make a soothing
Nutri Waffles ( Paneer Snacks, Low Calorie Recipe)
Recipe# 32956
26 May 22

 
 by Tarla Dalal
These savoury waffles are bursting with the goodness of ingredients like moong dal, fenugreek and paneer. Experience the benefits of protein, iron and calcium packed in this dish!
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Calcium Rich Recipes
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 on 11 Feb 20 03:41 PM


Calcium Rich Recipes
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 on 28 Jul 18 03:51 PM


Tarla ji Your recipes are very delicious 17 years back when I bought Microwave Oven gifted your recipes booklet with lot of gourmets you are the most senior Master chef in India thanking You D D Prasad
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Tarla Dalal    Happy to know you have liked the recipe. Do try more recipes and give us your feedback. Happy Cooking!!
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30 Jul 18 10:29 AM
Calcium Rich Recipes
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 on 06 Sep 17 02:52 PM


Great collection of Calcium rich Indian recipes. You have gone into great depth giving explanations and nutritive values.
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Tarla Dalal    Thanks Meena. Glad you liked the collection of recipes.
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