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bathua paratha recipe

bathua paratha recipe with step by step photos - whole wheat flat bread made with bathua leaves.

5 from 3 votes
total time:
50minutes

bathua paratha recipe with step by step photos – delicious whole wheat flat breads made with bathua leaves. bathua leaves are also known as chenopodium album, melde, lamb’s quarters, goosefoot or fat-hen. in hindi these leaves are known as bathua and in marathi as chakwat. these leaves are also known as pappukura in telugu, paruppukkirai in tamil, kaduoma in kannada, vastuccira in malayalam and chakvit in konkani. (source wiki).

bathua paratha recipe

bathua leaves are commonly consumed in norther parts of india and is easily available during winters. one of the greens added in the punjabi sarson ka saag is bathua. every winter i do prepare sarson ka saag. with the remaining bathua, i also prepare parathas and raita.

bathua is warming and thus its good to have during winters. the bathua paratha recipe is similar to the way i prepare palak paratha. at times i even add potatoes in the paratha. i cook both the bathua leaves and potatoes chopped in small cubes together. then mix them with the whole wheat flour and knead. in the recipe post i have shown the method only with bathua leaves. while ma

king the paratha, use only the leaves and not the stems.

since its the season of bathua leaves, i thought i will share the recipe. this makes for a good winter breakfast along with some mango or lemon pickle. i served them with amla pickle.

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bathua paratha

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time:25 mins
Cook Time:25 mins
Total Time:50 mins
bathua paratha recipe with step by step photos - whole wheat flat bread made with bathua leaves.
bathua paratha recipe
Course:breakfasts
Cuisine:north indian,punjabi
Servings:3

INGREDIENTS FOR bathua paratha

(1 CUP = 250 ML)
  • 4 cups bathua leaves OR 175 grams bathua
  • cup water for cooking bathua leaves
  • 1 large potato OR 110 grams potato - OPTIONAL
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour (atta)
  • ½ teaspoon ajwain (carom seeds)
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds or cumin powder (jeera powder)
  • 1 to 2 green chilies , chopped - OPTIONAL
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • ½ teaspoon salt or add as required
  • ½ tablespoon oil
  • oil or ghee for roasting, as required

HOW TO MAKE bathua paratha

cooking bathua leaves

  • first pluck the leaves from the stems of bathua greens. you will need about 4 cups of bathua leaves (175 grams). rinse the leaves very well. drain all the water.
  • take the leaves in a pan. add ¼ cup water and mix.
  • keep the pan on the stove top. cover it with a lid and cook the leaves on a low flame till the leaves have softened and wilted. 
  • in between do check if the leaves are done.
  • when the leaves are wilted, switch off the flame and keep the pan aside.
  • if you plan to add potatoes, then cut them in small cubes and cook with the bathua leaves. you can add about ½ cup water if using potatoes and can add 1 large potato.

kneading dough for bathua paratha

  • in a another bowl, take 2 cups whole wheat flour, ½ teaspoon ajwain seeds, ½ teaspoon cumin seeds or cumin powder, a pinch of asafetida (hing) and ½ teaspoon salt or add as required.
  • mix very well.
  • now strain the leaves and add them to the flour.
  • add chopped green chilies and ½ tablespoon oil. you can add about 1 or 2 green chilies, chopped. you can skip green chilies if you want.
  • mix very well first and begin to knead. if required, then only add water.
  • knead to a smooth dough. if you have used potatoes also, then you won't need to add any water while kneading the dough. the moisture from the bathua leaves and potatoes will be enough to bind the dough. let the dough rest for 20 minutes.

making bathua paratha

  • now make small to medium sized balls from the dough. take a ball and dust it with some flour.
  • roll to a 4 to 5 inches circle. spread some ghee or oil on the rolled circle.
  • make a fold and bring in the center. make another fold overlapping the first fold. spread ghee on these folds too.
  • fold sideways.
  • sprinkle some flour on the folded paratha dough. roll to a square paratha.

cooking bathua paratha

  • heat a tawa and place the paratha. cook on a medium to high flame.
  • flip when the paratha is ¼th cooked. spread some oil or ghee on the paratha.
  • flip again when the second side is ½ cooked. spread ghee or oil on this side too.
  • flip a couple of times and cook till the parathas are evenly roasted.
  • serve bathua parathas hot or you can even stack them in casserole and serve warm.
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how to make bathua paratha recipe

1. first pluck the leaves from the stems of bathua greens. you will need about 4 cups of bathua leaves (175 grams). rinse the leaves very well. drain all the water.

bathua to make bathua paratha recipe

2. take the leaves in a pan. add ⅓ cup water and mix.

bathua to make bathua paratha recipe

3. keep the pan on the stove top. cover it with a lid and cook the leaves on a low flame.

bathua to make bathua paratha recipe

4. in between do check if the leaves are done.

bathua to prepare bathua paratha recipe

5. when the leaves are wilted, switch off the flame and keep the pan aside.

bathua to prepare bathua paratha recipe

6. if you plan to add potatoes, then cut them in small cubes and cook with the bathua leaves. you can add about ½ cup water if using potatoes and can add 1 large potato.

making bathua paratha recipe

7. take 2 cups whole wheat flour.

making bathua paratha recipe

8. also add ½ teaspoon ajwain seeds, ½ teaspoon cumin seeds or cumin powder, a pinch of asafoetida (hing) and ½ teaspoon salt or add as required.

making bathua paratha recipe

9. mix very well. now strain the leaves very well and add them to the flour.

making bathua paratha recipe

10. add chopped green chilies and ½ tablespoon oil. you can add about 1 or 2 green chilies, chopped. you can skip green chilies if you want. you can also add red chilli powder instead of green chilies.

making bathua paratha recipe

11. mix very well first and then gather the dough and knead. if required, then only add water. do not add water if the dough can be kneaded easily with the moisture from the bathua leaves. when you knead the dough, the bathua leaves also get mashed.

making bathua paratha recipe

12. knead to a smooth dough. if you have used potatoes also, then you won’t need to add any water while kneading the dough. the moisture from the bathua leaves and potatoes will be enough to bind the dough. let the dough rest for 20 minutes.

dough for making bathua paratha recipe

making bathua paratha

13. now make small to medium sized balls from the dough. take a ball and dust it with some flour.

dough for making bathua paratha recipe

14. roll to a 4 to 5 inches circle. spread some ghee or oil on the rolled circle. make a fold and bring in the center. make another fold overlapping the first fold. spread ghee on these folds too.

making bathua paratha recipe

15. fold sideways.

making bathua paratha recipe

16. sprinkle some flour on the folded paratha dough.

making bathua paratha recipe

17. roll to a square paratha.

making bathua paratha recipe

cooking bathua paratha

18. heat a tawa and place the paratha.

making bathua paratha recipe

19. cook on a medium to high flame.

making bathua paratha recipe

20. flip when the paratha is ¼th cooked.

preparing bathua paratha recipe

21. spread some oil or ghee on the paratha.

preparing bathua paratha recipe

22. flip again when the second side is ½ cooked.

preparing bathua paratha recipe

23. spread ghee or oil on this side too.

preparing bathua paratha recipe

24. flip a couple of times. cook till the parathas are evenly roasted.

preparing bathua paratha recipe

25. serve bathua paratha hot or you can even stack them in casserole and serve warm.

bathua paratha


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  1. I like all your recipes and try it on daily basis.
    Can we grind boiled bathua before kneading??

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