Come winter and green vegetables take the centre stage in every Indian menu. The vegetable markets are flooded with different winter greens, and so are our kitchens. While palak, methi and sarson make their usual appearances, bathua often gets lost into oblivion. It's unfortunate given that this winter green offers almost the same health benefits and great taste. So, in an attempt to give bathua its rightful place that it deserves in our diet, we bring you some recipes that you may want to try.
Bathua, also called Chenopodium album or pigweed, is highly rich in fibre, making it a good food for digestion in winter. Other than that, it also brims with many vitamins, calcium, potassium, and magnesium, making it a must-have veggie in winter diet. And the best part about this vegetable is that it is low in calories, which makes this winter green an ideal part of weight loss diet.
5 Bathua Recipes You Can Add To Your Winter Menu:
1. Bathua Raita
Keep cucumber raita, boondi raita and all other raitas for summer, bathua raita is the only one you should be having in winter, because if you won't, you will regret it rest of the year. Refreshing, tangy and oh-so tasty, bathua raita is the no. 1 recipe you should try with the green vegetable. Click here for the recipe.
2. Bathua Paratha
Just like raita, paratha made with bathua should rule your winter breakfast menu. It is healthy, filling and delicious. Have with a dollop of butter and enjoy a hearty morning meal. Click here for the recipe.
3. Bathua Saag
Give sarson a break and make the heavenly saag with bathua next time. You'll love the slight difference in the taste because let's admit - we all like a change. Have the saag with poori and enjoy a great meal. Click here for the recipe.
4. Bathua Tikki
Bathua, combined with amaranth ad palak, makes this tikki a must-have snack in winter. Shallow fry or pan fry it instead of deep frying and fix yourself a healthy evening treat. Click here for the recipe.
5. Bathua Soup
A warm bowl of soup is everyone's favourite in winter. Make it a healthy, fulfilling meal with this bathua soup made with pureed bathua leaves. End chilly days with a comforting dinner comprising this meal. Find the recipe here.
Enjoy the last leg of winter with the seasonal produce; and don't miss out on bathua. Try these recipes now!
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