This 5-minute recipe of bathua raita is a winter show stealer!

Published on: 28 January 2022, 14:30 pm IST

Making this scrumptious bathua raita is another way to add more of this winter delight to your diet in order to boost overall health.

Shifa Khan
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Raita is tasty and healthy. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Winter comes with chilled air that may leave your feet numb and frozen. However, there are not just unpleasant things about this season. We got to give winter the credit for bringing with it the healthiest vegetables and fruits! Another thing we absolutely love about winter markets is that they are loaded with all types of greens. The leafy greens not only provide us nutrition but make for the best additions to dishes like sarson ka saag, bathua raita and even spinach soup!

Nidhi Mohan Kamal, a nutritionist who often shares ways to enhance our diet, shared with us the benefits of another seasonal veggie. This time, a leafy delight called bathua or pigweed.

Captioning her post, Kamal wrote, “Bathua is one of winter’s miracle veggies. Rich in calcium. Potassium. Magnesium and vitamins.”

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Bathua is your winter BFF! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Along with the long list of nutrients that it possesses, Kamal shared a video of herself making a flavoursome bathua raita. However, it is another delight for the vegans as it has no usual curd in it. The recipe seemed simpler than anything you will ever make.

Here are the steps she followed to make a bathua raita:

  1. Heat a wok and add 1 cup of water to it.
  2. Add a bowl of bathua saag to it and cover it.
  3. Cook for 5 minutes on simmer heat.
  4. When cooked, grind the bathua into a fine paste.
  5. Roast some cumin on a tawa and crush it.
  6. Whisk some coconut or soy based curd in a bowl. You can also use any plant-based curd of your choice. Non vegans can use regular curd.
  7. Add 4 tablespoons of the bathua paste into the curd.
  8. Mix and season your raita with rock salt and crushed cumin.

Rolling out a pro tip, Kamal stored the remaining bathua paste in the refrigerator for cooking the same next time! Although, the mix should be consumed within a week of preparation.

The end to her video left us craving for this raita a little more. She helped herself with a big serving of vegetable pulav and a dollop of this creamy bathua raita. Relishing it from the first bite, her expression says it all.

 

Don’t believe us? See for yourself:

 

Kamal used a store-bought coconut curd for her raita version. However, if you’re not a vegan, you can go the dairy route. You can season your raita with herbs and condiments of your own choice and enjoy it with a scrumptious meal or even with a paratha!

Shifa Khan Shifa Khan

An aesthete and a skincare junkie, Shifa spends most of her time cooking delish food while wearing a sheet mask. At HealthShots, she creates high-octane content that can leave you all a little intrigued!

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