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Please see http://lakshmiammal.wordpress.com/2… for Recipe of Sweet fenugreek pongal. This recipe is good for Nursing Mothers.
Sona Masoori rice- 1/4 cup Fenugreek seeds- 1/4 cup Jaggery - to taste Cardamom- 1 no
Soak the fenugreek seeds over night.Cook the rice and fenugreek seeds in pressure cooker with 1 cup water.
Heat little water, dissolve jaggery in it. Once it is melted , filter out the dirt, if any. Simmer the heat, add the cooked rice to the jaggery back, mix well. Powder the cardamom and add to the rice. Cook till all water is absorbed. Serve hot with ghee. Add fried cashews and raisins.
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Post Pregnancy diet for New Moms to be
Completely avoid red and green chillies for the first one month. Instead of these, add a powder of 1 cup black pepper corns, 1&1/2 cup dhania seeds, 1/2 tsp methi seeds. In little ghee roast the above three seperately. Add 1 tsp unroasted jeera and grind to a powder. You can use this masala powder while preparing dishes. Just use this instead of all the other powders you would normally use.
After delivery,most people may have gas truobles,constipation etc.So it is wise to avoid gassy foods in the beginning.Also if you are breastfeeding avoid gassy foods because they can cause tummy troubles for the baby.
Avoid potatoes,daals,cruciferous veggies like cabbage,broccoli,cauliflower,etc for the first 6-12 weeks.
Have spinach,fenugreek,milk .
Drink lots of water. All foods are safe to eat,but try to avoid too spicy foods.
If you suffer from constipation,prune juice,spinach,broccoli,fiberous foods are good.
If you have gas,try ginger ale(non-alcholic version),or make at home.
Add more ginger and garlic to your diet.
Avoid arbi & bhindi. In bananas, try to avoid the green variety and eat the small yellow ones.
Also completely avoid mangoes of all types after your delivery. Avoid eating chole, rajma and any other heavy pulses/beans.
As long as you breast feed avoid excess oil and spices.
Add enough proteins to each part of your meal. You can add dal slowly one at a time and see if baby develops gas or not. If any dal or food gives baby gas avoid it.
Eat badam and walnuts. It will increase the DHA and RHA in the breastmilk which is important for babies brain.
Take your prenatal vitamins as long as you breastfeed.
Drink lot of water. Also drink a glass of water/liquid before each breast feeding sessions. It will help milk let down.
Diet to increase the milk of a nursing mother: You can take 1 tea spoon fenugreek powder every day, 2 - 3 fresh garlic or small onion, drink at least milk 4 glasses a day.
Once a day,add 2 tablespoon cooked green gram dhal with out skin in milk. To prepare this first cook the dhal and add milk and sugar. Many of the drugs reach babies through breast milk and few of them are harmful for the baby. It is better to consult your doctor before taking any medication.
Millagu Koyambu is considered to be a good post-delivery diet for women.
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Tamarind - Size of a small lime Bengalgram dhal - One tbsp Toor dhal - Half tbsp Coriandar seeds - Two tsp Pepper corns - Two tsp
Aniseeds - Two tsp Asafoetida - A pinch Curry leaves - A small bunch Oil - To fry Salt - To taste Red Chillies (Dried)- 5 Custard seeds - Half tsp
Soak tamarind in a little hot water for few minutes.
Fry all the ingredients other than salt till they turn golden colour. Grind the ingredients along with soaked tamarind adding required quantity of salt to a smooth paste. Mix the paste with little water .
Pour a little oil in a pan, when it becomes little hot add custard seeds. Add the ground paste and fry till the paste leaves the smell of the tamarind. Add more oil if required.
This preparation will be slightly thick. If you desire to have it in a liquid form add sufficient water.
It can be preserved in refrigerator for nearly a week. Just re-heat it before serving.
Usage: This can be mixed with plain cooked rice or used as a side dish for curd rice.
Medicinal values: Millagu Koyambu is one of the South Indian delicacy which is widely popular in Tamil Nadu. This has got more medicinal values. This is considered to be a good post-delivery diet for women.
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