Breakfast in winter is all about parathas. Different paratha every day with a dollop of butter melting on top of hot paratha - even the thought of it make us salivate. The good old paratha tastes great any given day, but there's another reason parathas make a comeback on our morning menu during this time of the year - seasonal vegetables that are available in spades make for some mouthwatering parathas. No, we are not talking about mooli, though it is another one of our favourites. Here we are introducing you to a delicious green winter-special paratha made with bathua.
Bathua (Chenopodium Album) is available in north India during the winter season only, and we try to make use of its offerings as much as we can. The bright green leaves are packed with vitamins, especially vitamin A and vitamin C. The vegetable is rich in various antioxidants, making it excellent for our immunity-boosting diet. Considering its high fibre content, it also helps sooth digestion, which is quite helpful this time as our physical activity is low and our diet turns heavy and rich. So, here we share an easy recipe of bathua paratha that also has some potatoes in it for enhanced taste.
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Bathua Paratha Recipe
2 cups bathua leaves
1 boiled potato
1-2 green chillies
Half tsp cumin seeds
Half tbsp ginger-garlic paste
A pinch of hing
1 tsp garam masala powder
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder to taste
Step 1 - Wash and boil bathua leaves in water till they wilt.
Step 2 - Heat some oil in a pan. Fry hing and cumin seeds till they turn brown. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute for a minute.
Step 3 - Strain and add bathua leaves. Add salt and red chilli powder. Cook for 5 minutes and turn off the gas.
Step 4 - In a bowl, mash the boiled potato. Add bathua mixture, green chillies and garam masala. Add more salt and red chilli powder, if needed. Mix everything well.
Step 5 - Now use this mixture as a filling for your paratha, and cook with ghee for better taste.
Serve bathua paratha hot with butter, curd or raita. This will be your new favourite breakfast paratha all this winter!
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