Bathua Urad Dal/ Sagpaita

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Sagpaita is a North Indian recipe which is made with pulses and bathua or spinach. People often make it with green moong dal or chana dal. But at our home it is made with bathua ka saag and black urad dal and is given tadka by garlic, heeng and dry whole red chili.
It is best served with besan or bajara chapati and roasted tomato chutney. It is mostly made during winters as bathua is only available in this season. You can also make it by adding spinach or both saag. But with urad dal, bathua combination is mostly preferred.
These days, desi tomatoes are available which can be roasted and can be made into salad by adding onions and green chillies or serve with simple onion and fresh green chili pickle.
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Prep Time25 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Served As: Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty, Spicy
Calories 417 kcal
Servings 4


  • 2 cup Urad Dal Black
  • 100 gm Bathua saag (lamb's quarters)
  • Salt as per taste
  • 1 tsp Red chili powder
  • 4 Red Chillies whole
  • 8 to 10 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Ginger finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida
  • 2 Green Chillies finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp Desi Ghee


  • Wash and soak the dal for 5 minutes. Clean, wash and finely cut the bathua.
  • Now add dal and water let it come to a boil then discard the dirt of dal, add chopped bathua, red chili, salt, chopped ginger and chopped green chili, cook the dal for 15 mins
  • Heat the ghee in tadka pan add heeng, fry the garlic when the garlic become golden and crisp add broken whole red chili pour the tadka onto the dal.
  • Switch off the gas. Serve with bajra or normal chapati with salad or pickle.

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Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 301mg | Fiber: 23g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3483IU | Vitamin C: 94mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 9mg

Hem Lata Srivastava
Hem Lata Srivastava

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