Sunday, November 19, 2017

Let’s give a tough fight to iron deficiency with a unique recipe

We met few women last week and talked to them about their health-related issues which they thought were normal. We asked a few questions and these were the findings.
Sheena wanted to consult a doctor after she started feeling quite exhaustive even after normal household chores.
Richa wanted to seek advice for her unusually pale skin which used to be very glowing few years back.
Mehreen had to see a doctor after experiencing breathlessness on a frequent basis in past few days.

All three had different problems, but their symptoms directed to one direction and that was iron deficiency which is very common in women after a particular age. According to a recent study, about 9 percent of women suffer from iron deficiency and doctors prescribe to take iron supplements after a particular age.
But there are many iron supplements present in our kitchen too which can help to maintain the required iron level in the body. We tried one such recipe and it turned out to be quite healthy and yummy. We would love to share it with you.

Here you go with the recipe “Beetroot tikkies with spinach gravy

For tikkies-
Beetroot: 1Piece (boiled and mashed, juice separated)
Carrot:  1 bowl (grated)
Eatable Oats: 1bowl
Chat masala: 1tsp
Red pepper: As per taste
Salt: As per taste
Oil: To shallow fry
For gravy-
Spinach: 1 bowl (blanched and grinded)
Tomatoes: 1 (boiled and grinded)
Kitchen king: 1 tsp
Red pepper and Salt:  As per taste
Oil: 1-2 tsp
Jeera: ½ tsp
Pomegranate: For garnishing

Mix all the ingredients of the tikkies and make soft dough. Don’t forget to take out the juice of the beetroot after mashing. Make small tikkies from the dough (round and flat) and shallow fry them on a non-stick pan till they become golden from each side. Try to make small size tikkies so that they can be served easily.
For gravy:
Grind well to slightly boiled tomatoes in a mixer. Pour some oil into a pan and let it heat. Put some jeera in it and pour the blended tomatoes in the pan and let it cook till the tomatoes leave the oil. Then pour the blended spinach gravy in it and mix the spices (kitchen king, red pepper, salt) and cook well. You can add a little curd if you fell that tomatoes are a little in amount. Garnish it with pomegranate seeds.

The healthy, tasty and iron-rich recipe is ready to be served. Put some tikkies in a bowl and serve it with this gravy. If consumed regularly, it will definitely help you with your lower iron/hemoglobin level.