Bathua Ka Raita- A healthy and delicious yogurt and Chenopodium Dip
Bathua/ / Chenopodium / Goosefoot / Cheel Bhaji / betosag/ Pappukura is a leafy green available in abundance during winters. It is widely consumed in Northern India . Not only Bathua but lots of fresh greens are available during winter season like Methi /Fenugreek, Dill leaves/Suwa, Spinach/palak which can be easily used in making parathas, lentils like- Palak wali daal, Methi aloo ki sabzi etc.
Bathua is rich in Vitamin A, Vit C, Improved Appetite, Rich In Iron so improves Hemoglobin level,Rich in amino acids,effective against the formation of kidney stone,useful in piles and reduces internal and external bleeding, is A good Blood purifier, But is a diuretic and can cause gastric pain so should be taken in moderate quantity and is warm in nature so use in Moderation in pregnancy .
Bathua is quite versatile and the taste goes very well with almost every thing .You can add it in the chapati dough,make curries and stir fries ,add in lentils or make raita with it .Bathua raita can be served with Methi Aloo Paratha , Gobhi Paratha, Aloo Matar ki Tahiri , Vegetable Biryani or just with rice daal combo
Raita is a favourite at my place ,My family loves prefer raitas then eating just plain Yogurt so I often makes different raitas to serve along Parathas Lauki Raita , Pumpkin Raita ,Palak ka Raita and during Winter this Bathua raita is made almost daily.