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Indian Foods Containing Vitamin K

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Owen Pearson is a freelance writer who began writing professionally in 2001, focusing on nutritional and health topics. After selling abstract art online for five years, Pearson published a nonfiction book detailing the process of building a successful online art business. Pearson obtained a bachelor's degree in art from the University of Rio Grande in 1997.
Indian Foods Containing Vitamin K
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Vitamin K is is stored in the fat tissues of the body, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. It is also produced by intestinal bacteria. This vitamin is necessary for blood clotting, and a vitamin K deficiency may cause excessive bleeding in the liver, gums and nasal tissues. People who enjoy Indian food can choose from several dishes that provide vitamin K. Check with your doctor, however, before consuming large amounts of vitamin K from Indian foods or other sources. Also, Indian cuisine relies heavily on butter and fried foods, which may be detrimental to overall health.

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Aloo Gobi

Aloo gobi is a vegetarian dish commonly found in Indian restaurants in the West. This dish is comprised of potatoes, cauliflower and Indian spices such as coriander, cumin and green chili peppers, notes the Manjula's Kitchen website. According to Dr. James Balch and Phyllis Balch, authors of "Prescription for Nutritional Healing," cauliflower is an abundant source of vitamin K.

Palak Paneer

Spinach is packed with vitamin K, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. This green, leafy vegetable is a primary component of palak paneer, a vegetarian Indian dish. Palak paneer is made from cooked spinach, onions, butter, Indian spices and paneer, or pressed cottage cheese cubes, according to the Recipe Delights website.

Egg Pakora

Egg pakora is a simple Indian dish. According to the Indian Food Forever website, this dish contains hard-boiled eggs, black pepper, gram flour from chickpeas, chili powder and salt. The mixture is then fried in oil. Eggs are abundant sources of vitamin K, according to Dr. James Balch and Phyllis Balch. Other common Indian egg dishes, such as egg biryani and egg toast, are also sources of vitamin K.

Gobhi Manchurian

Gobhi Manchurian is an Indian dish that borrows flavors from Chinese cuisine. It contains strong spices, including garlic, chili powder and ginger. Spring onions and soy sauce are also typically used to flavor this dish. Cauliflower, an abundant source of vitamin K, is the primary ingredient in Gobhi Manchurian, according to the Recipe Delights website.

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