Breast milk is the natural and powerful food for infants in their first few months. No other food can compete with the nutrients and vitamins embedded in it. It is really God’s own recipe. Some new moms face challenging situations because of the lower milk supply. Don’t worry. Here is a natural way to increase the supply of breast milk by adding drumstick leaves in your diet.
Drumstick leaves are also called as Murungai leaves. Lord Muruga’s character is matched to this. How Lord Muruga is noted for his beauty and strength, the same is the benefit provided by these leaves. Its native is India. It is easily available in local market and it can be grown in your garden. These leaves are rich in calcium, iron, vitamin A, vitamin K, etc. And also these are considered as “galactagogue”, because of its role in boosting the milk supply.
Cuisine Type: Indian
Ingredients (For 3 people)
Drumstick leaves: 1 cup (choose fresh green leaves)
Dosa rice: 200 g
Grated coconut: 1 cup
Tamarind pulp: 1 tbsp
Turmeric: ¼ tsp
Dry red chilli: 5
Asafoetida: a small pinch
Salt: 2 tsp
- Wash and dip the rice for 3 hours.
- Take it into a mixer grinder.
- Add freshly grated coconut, dry red chillies, turmeric and tamarind pulp.
- Grind it into a smooth batter by adding enough water.
- Transfer the batter into a large bowl.
- Add salt, asafoetida and drumstick leaves. Mix well.
- Heat the dosa pan and make dosa.
- Drizzle oil over the dosa and allow it to cook.
- After 3 minutes, flip it and cook for 2 more minutes till it has done.
- Serve hot.
Cooking time: 5 minutes for one dosa
Recipe’s Health benefits:
Drumstick leaves can meet most of the nutritional requirements of new moms after giving delivery. These can balance calcium and iron deficiencies which is a common problem after the delivery. Vitamin K in drumstick leaves helps to clot the blood for those who are suffering from heavy bleeding.
Rice is full of carbohydrates that give constant energy for a long time. White rice is packed with iron, calcium, vitamin D, thiamine, niacin, etc.
Coconut consists of omega 3 and other essential fatty acids. This helps to improve women’s health to produce necessary hormones that take part in milk production. Addition of coconut makes the dosa soft.
A moderate amount of tamarind is good for digestion and the minerals in it are good for controlling blood pressure.
The antibacterial and antiviral properties of turmeric boost immunity. Turmeric is also considered as a natural painkiller.
Asafoetida is commonly used in the preparation of spicy food. Strong aroma and flavour of this particular ingredient will make the dish more mouth watery. It is good for treating gas problems as well as indigestion.
This colourful dosa can be prepared as a breakfast. This dosa is not only good for feeding mothers, but also for her child as well. A healthy mom only can satisfy the need of her little one.