Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Bathua Raita (Pigweed Curd Preparation)

bathua raita

Bathua also known as pigweed comes in winter season in India so this is the time to prepare bathua raita or bathua paratha. Here I am sharing the recipe of bathua ka raita. This raita is not just delicious but also full of nutrition since bathua is a rich source of Iron and Calcium. So enjoy!
Recipe of bathua raita
2 cups curd (yogurt)
1 cup bathua leaves (pigweed)
1 tsp cumin seeds- dry roasted and coarsely ground
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
Black salt or ordinary white salt to taste
bathua leaves

1. Pick leaves of bathua and discard the stems. Wash bathua thoroughly under running water.
2. Boil bathua leaves with 1/2 cup of water for few minutes. Strain. Grind them to a coarse paste using a blender.
3. Whisk curd till smooth and lump free. Add some water to the curd if it is too thick.
4. Add bathua, salt and red chilli powder to the beaten curd. Sprinkle ground cumin seeds over the raita. Since its too cold these days, serve bathue ka raita at room temperature. You can also refrigerate it before serving.

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