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 Best Sources of Iron for your Diet, Best Iron recipes

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Best Iron recipes for Anemia, 10 Vegetarian Sources of Iron

If you don’t eat enough leafy vegetables and greens, you will become weak and tired. There won’t be enough blood, and you will look pale and anaemic,” is something we have grown up hearing right from our childhood. Be it mom, be it grandma, they have always painted a very green and leafy picture of iron! There is no doubt that green leafy veggies, are a great source of iron, but there is much more to it. Some cereals, dals and pulses and nuts and oil seeds are fantastic sources of iron too. Learn a few more sources of iron here…..

1. Leafy vegetables like Spinach, fenugreek leaves, cauliflower greens, dill leaves etc.
2. Nuts like Walnuts, peanuts and Almonds.
3. Seeds like garden cress seeds, sunflower seeds and poppy seeds.
4. Pulses like kabuli chana, moong, matki, rajma etc.
5. Cereals like ragi flour, jowar, bajra, Bajra Flour, Jowar Flour.
6. Dates
7. Beatn rice (poha)
8. Jaggery
9. Fruits like watermelon and Pineapple.
10. Dried Coconut

Cooked in interesting ways, these provide variety and many a tasty means to building our iron stores and raise our haemoglobin levels, which in turn will ensure a good blood supply to all the cells in our body, and make us energetic enough to face our daily hassles. Below each source of Iron, we have given an Iron rich recipe.

Top 10 Vegetarian Sources Of Iron

Leafy vegetables like spinach, fenugreek leaves, cauliflower greens, dill leaves, coriander, parsley, chilli leaves, kale, lettuce. Try our Cauliflower Greens and Besan Muthia recipe.


Nuts like walnuts, peanuts and almonds. Try our Almond Til Chikki ( Iron Rich Recipe) recipe given below.
Pulses and Sprouts like kabuli chana, moong, matki, rajma, bean sprouts, toovar, soya, vatana etc. Try our Bean Sprouts and Suva Tossed Salad recipe given below.
Beaten Rice, Poha is made in an iron pounder that contributes for its iron content. See our Poha Cutlet ( Iron Rich ) recipe below.
Fruits like watermelon and pineapple. Try our Citrus Watermelon Salad recipe given below.
Cereals like ragi flour, jowar and bajra. Try our Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi recipe given below.


Seeds like garden cress seeds, sunflower seeds and poppy seeds. Try Halim Ladoo, Halim Laddu recipe given below.
Jaggery. Try our Crushed Peanut Chikki, Crushed Shing Dana Chikki Made in Jaggery recipe given below.
Soya Flour. Try our Soya Methi Garlic Naan recipe given below. This sumptuous Soya Methi Garlic Naan made of fenugreek leaves and soya flour is not only rich in iron and low in calories, but also more enjoyable.


Dates are a good source of Iron. Dates are rich in fibre, antioxidants and natural sugar, while also being a wonderful source of potassium, which keeps blood pressure in check. Try our Date and Walnut Balls recipe given below.


Best Sources of Iron for your Diet, Best Iron recipes
 on 28 Feb 17 05:35 PM

I liked all recipes by Queen of cooking. Very well written articles on food.
Tarla Dalal
01 Mar 17 02:05 PM
   Very pleased to hear that Nirmala. Do keep trying more recipes and share your feedback. Happy Cooking!!!
Best Sources of Iron for your Diet, Best Iron recipes
 on 17 Feb 17 01:11 PM

Nice mam your recipes are easy & I prefer to make it. Thanks
Tarla Dalal
17 Feb 17 01:30 PM
   Hi Rajesh , we are delighted you loved the Iron article. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback and review the articles you have loved. Happy Cooking.