Mothers always want to give their children their best. You are right, for a nursing mother, lactation is always an issue. I had spent hours browsing to find lactation aids. But now, I don’t. The reason is rediscovered the power of garlic and fenugreek. I add them to my diet in all forms, by all means. I am happy to share my recent finding , an exclusive diet for lactating moms. Also this is very tasty with no hint of bitterness of the fenugreek , all because of the fabulous jaggery.
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 if you like to be treated specially. The quantity I said is just enough for a person.
PS: I found it really helpful. Hope it helps who is in need for iron rich food and other nursing moms.