Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Sagpaita (Urad Dal With Bathua)

Yesterday we spoke about the benefit and preparation of Chenopodium leaves. I am so impressed with it taste that I am going to try yet another famous traditional dish from north India named "Sagpaita/Shakpaita". It is prepared with mixing green leafy vegeatable like Bathua, Methi , Channa bhaji, Spinach, Choulai, Poi or any other variety and Lentil like Urad (Black grams), Moong(Mung beans), Arhar(Yellow pegion peas), Masoor (Red Lentil) or even Channa (Bengal Gram)

Today I am using Black gram and Bathua (chenopodium leave) to make this amazing Sagpaita receip. You can enjoy this with Makee ki roti, Bajre ki roti, or even Missi roti.

Serve:           4

Preparation time:        45 minutes


Urad Dal:                         250 grams
Bathua:                            1/2 Kg
Bay leafs:                         2
Black cardamom:             1 small
Garlic:                              3-4 cloves large
Cumin seed:                     1 teaspoon
Turmeric:                         1 teaspoon
Asafoetida:                      1 pinch
Dry red chili:                    2 large
Salt to taste
Ghee:                              1 tablespoon


1) Pressure cook cleaned Urad dal and bathua with bay leaf, black cardamom, salt, turmeric and asafoetide for 20 minutes or until lentil is cooked.
2) Once cooked and cooker is cooled set is aside.
3) Heat sum oil in a pan and add cumin, whole red chili and finely chopped garlic. Fry till light brown/pink and add cooked lentil mixture.
4) Boil it and adjust the consistency by adding water if required.
5) Serve hot with your favourite Indian bread/roti



  1. looks great.. and healthy too

  2. i was wondering .. where have u been, no new interesting twist by u .. i have never made bathua and it keeps coming in front of me..

    1. thanks Swati..sud try this..simple yet yummy..specially with makee ki roti :)

  3. Lovely. Now I am craving it. I add green peas too sometimes :-)