Book Review: Traditional Recipes for Pregnancy and Motherhood

Rarely do we come across a book which combines the traditions and mixes it with Modern attitudes and techniques and especially with regards to food.
Traditional recipes for pregnancy and motherhood by Sonal (Photo in the featured Image) and Supriya includes 80 recipes across India and gives us an insight into 6 superfoods.
Eat Local is a philosophy that I have come to realise works the best and especially when it comes to having kids, you cant eat international superfoods and have a kid in India so when Supriya spoke about this book I was so happy to jump on the book review.
The book begins with a glimpse of superfoods for Pregnancy and Lactation and trust me… even after having 2 kids I was unaware that Garlic, Moringa and Turkey Berry are good for lactation.
After going forward the book is divided into state wise recipes so we also come to know what are some recipes that people in states like Kerela and Himachal Pradesh are having.
These are some of my favourite recipes.
Bajra no sheero
Dried ginger powder (soonth) 1 teaspoon

Crushed black peppercorns to taste

Green cardamom powder 1/2 teaspoon

Desiccated coconut 1/2 cup

Jaggery (gur) grated 3/4 cup

Basmati rice cooked 1 cup

Milk 1 1/2 cups

What to do?

Step 1

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Add walnuts and sauté for 30 seconds. Add pearl millet flour, mix and cook on low heat for a minute.

Step 2

Add dried ginger powder, crushed peppercorns, cardamom powder, desiccated coconut and jaggery, mix and cook till jaggery melts.

Step 3

Add cooked India Gate Basmati Rice, mix and cook for a minute. Add milk, mix and cook for 1-2 minutes.

Step 4

Serve hot.


Paan Masala
Makhana  Kheer
The last section also gives you a sample diet during Pregnancy and Post Partum
And also highlights some recipes that pregnant women can have and some recipes for lactating women …
Ragi Dosa
Pan Roasted Chiwda
Overall this book will be with me forever and is a gold mine or a bible for pregnant and lactating moms.
Keep on eating
SuperMOM Mitali