Friday 11 January 2019

Recipe 56: Bathua Parantha

Bathua (also known as Chenopodium Album) is a fast growing dark leafy plant that is cultivated in the winter season.

In India, Bathua is eaten widely mainly because of its health benefits. Bathua is rich in antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins.

Today, I am sharing a recipe that I make every winter season for my family - Bathua Paratha.

Easy to assemble and prepare, this paratha recipe is very tasty for breakfast and tiffin purposes.

Just keep the cleaning part of any green leafy vegetables in mind and carefully wash them several times before cooking to get all the mud and dirt out.


  1. 3 cups bathua leaves
  2. 2 cups whole wheat flour
  3. 1/4 tsp. hing/asafoetida
  4. 1 tsp. red chilly powder
  5. 1/2 inch ginger
  6. 3-4 green chillies
  7. salt to taste
  8. ghee/oil for cooking


Take bathua leaves, separate the strands and remove the unwanted parts.
Clean bathua leaves thoroughly under tap water to ensure no dirt.
Take a mixer-grinder, add all the leaves along with ginger, green chillies, red chilly powder and salt.
Grind it to a smooth green paste.
No need to add water.
Pour all the paste in a large mixing bowl and add flour to it.
Knead till a soft dough forms.
Smear some oil on the dough and let it rest for 15-20 minutes.
To prepare the paratha, take a small ball size amount of dough and prepare a round roti.
Roast on a tava and apply ghee/oil on both sides for even browning.
Serve hot with green chutney, pickle or any seasonal vegetable.
You can even prepare a stuffing of paneer and make Paneer Bathua Paratha using this recipe.

Sanjana Datta Das

Born in Sagar, Madhya Pradesh, India, I have travelled all over the country and few places abroad.
My educational background is B.pharm and M.pharm.
With a keen interest in cooking, I am here to share my ideas and views on easy to cook recipes, homecare, babycare and much more.

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  1. Excellent work done by you. May God bless you. Take care. Be happy.

  2. Thanks...your words inspire me to put more recipes..