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bathua paratha for weight-loss

Bathua Paratha for weight-loss

Bathua Paratha is one of the most popular parathas (flat-breads) of Indian cuisine. I believe we all wait for winters to show as we get amazing choices of greens to include in our daily meals.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Resting dough 15 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Breakfast, Indian breakfast, indian recipes, winter greens
Cuisine Indian, indian traditional
Servings 8 parathas
Calories 188 kcal


  • pan for boiling leaves
  • steel wide pan for dough
  • sieve/colander


  • 200 gm Bathua leaves sorted leaves would weigh less
  • 1.75 cup wheat flour
  • 2 small green chillies
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp ajwain (carom seeds)
  • 1 tsp garm masala
  • 1 tsp Amchur powder (dry mango powder) can use 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp desi ghee while kneading flour
  • 2 tbsp. desi ghee for making tawa parathas
  • 1/2 cup water can adjust
  • salt as per taste


  • Sort Bathua leaves. Wash them thoroughly and boil them in water in an open pan. Make sure to soak leaves in water. It takes around 10 min for leaves to soften up and change to a dark green color.
  • Sieve the boiled leaves and let it cool off. Take a large parath (steel broad pan). Add wheat flour, boiled leaves, green chillies, red chilli, salt, ajwain and knead a slight stiff dough.
  • Let dough rest for 15 min. Then take a small ball and make a flat bread (chapati) on rolling pin after dusting some flour. Place it on hot iron tawa and let it cook on simmer. It takes around 2-3 min to cook from one side.
    Flip and cook from other side. Apply desi ghee when flipped and if you wish to make a chapati instead of paratha (avoid ghee at this step)
  • The crispy and spicy bathua paratha are ready. Serve with your favourite achar and curd.


Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 2
Servings: 8
Amount per serving  
Calories 188
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.8g 13%
Saturated Fat 5.3g 26%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 648mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 22.7g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4.1g 15%
Total Sugars 1.2g  
Protein 4.7g  
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 174mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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