Best Betho Shaak/Bathua (Bhujia/Raita/Paratha) Recipes

Best Betho Shaak/Bathua (Bhujia/Raita/Paratha) Recipes

It is known by several names. Most popular names are:

Other English Names : Bathua, fat hen, lamb’s quarters, white goosefoot Marsh 

Vernacular names : Bathuwa shaak (বথুৱা শাক), Jilmil shaak (জিলমিল শাক), bathavo (બથવો), (ચીલની ભાજી)chilani, (बथुवा)bathuwa . For other names refer here

Botanical name : Enhydra fluctuans

Family : Amaranthaceae (Amaranth family)

Bathua is a weedy annual species of goosefoot with fast-growing growth habits, and it is often found in regions where nitrogen-rich soil exists, particularly in wasteland. Their pollen can lead to hayfever-like allergies. At first, it tends to grow upright, reaching heights of 30-80 cm, but typically becomes recumbent after flowering unless supported by other plants (due to the weight of the foliage and seeds). In appearance, the opposite leaves can be very varied. Near the base of the plant, the first leaves are toothed and roughly diamond-shaped, 3-7 cm long and 3-6 cm wide. 


The leaves are whole and lanceolate-rhomboid on the upper part of the flowering stems, 1-5 cm long and 0.4-2 cm broad. The leaves are waxy-coated in appearance, unwettable and mealy, with a whitish coat on the underside. The small flowers are radially symmetrical and grow 10-40 cm long in tiny cymes on a dense, branched inflorescence. Bathua can be eaten as a vegetable, or as a leaf vegetable, either steamed entirely, or the leaves cooked like spinach. Tens of thousands of black seeds are produced by each plant. They are highly nutritious, rich in protein, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin A, and potassium. It is also a very good feed (both leaves and seeds) for chickens (hens) and other poultry, as the common English name suggests.

Best Betho/Bathua/Shaak Recipes

Rank 1

Recipe Presentation Score : 9.8

Ease Of Cooking Score       : 9.7

Easy To Follow Score          : 9.8

Total Recipe Score               : 29.3

Why did we select this Betho/Bathua Shaak Recipe as the best one out of several others?

The first thing that we took into consideration before ranking it at no 1 is, whether any layman who might be cooking for the first time will be able able to follow this or not. Well, Nisha Madhulika’s Bathua Bhujia came out a winner here.

Not only is it easy to follow, but the narration is top notch i.e. slow but maintains a constant flow making it easy for anyone to follow it during the course of cooking

The presentation in this video is also absolutely professional as she shows all the ingredients at the beginning  of the video in a visually appealing format

She also clarifies in the video like which stem/leaf to use and which to discard from the Bathua shaak.

You should definitely watch this video for learning to cook Bathua Shak recipe easily.

 

Rank 2

Recipe Presentation Score : 9.8

Ease Of Cooking Score       : 9.7

Easy To Follow Score          : 9.7

Total Recipe Score               : 29.2

Rank 3

Recipe Presentation Score : 9.6

Ease Of Cooking Score       : 9.7

Easy To Follow Score          : 9.6

Total Recipe Score               : 28.9

Rank 4

Recipe Presentation Score : 9.5

Ease Of Cooking Score       : 9.6

Easy To Follow Score          : 9.5

Total Recipe Score               : 28.6

Rank 5

Recipe Presentation Score : 9.4

Ease Of Cooking Score       : 9.5

Easy To Follow Score          : 9.5

Total Recipe Score               : 28.4

Rank 6

Recipe Presentation Score : 9.4

Ease Of Cooking Score       : 9.3

Easy To Follow Score          : 9.4

Total Recipe Score               : 28.1

Rank 7

Recipe Presentation Score : 9.3

Ease Of Cooking Score       : 9.2

Easy To Follow Score          : 9.3

Total Recipe Score               : 27.8

Rank 8

Recipe Presentation Score : 9.2

Ease Of Cooking Score       : 9.2

Easy To Follow Score          : 9.2

Total Recipe Score               : 27.6

Rank 9

Recipe Presentation Score : 9.1

Ease Of Cooking Score       : 9.0

Easy To Follow Score          : 9.2

Total Recipe Score               : 27.3

Rank 10

Recipe Presentation Score : 9.0

Ease Of Cooking Score       : 9.0

Easy To Follow Score          : 8.8

Total Recipe Score               : 26.8

Best bathua aloo recipes

Rank 1

Recipe Presentation Score : 9.6

Ease Of Cooking Score       : 9.7

Easy To Follow Score          : 9.9

Total Recipe Score               : 29.2

Rank 2

Recipe Presentation Score : 9.6

Ease Of Cooking Score       : 9.6

Easy To Follow Score          : 9.6

Total Recipe Score               : 28.8

Rank 3

Recipe Presentation Score : 9.5

Ease Of Cooking Score       : 9.6

Easy To Follow Score          : 9.6

Total Recipe Score               : 28.7

Rank 4

Recipe Presentation Score : 9.4

Ease Of Cooking Score       : 9.5

Easy To Follow Score          : 9.4

Total Recipe Score               : 28.3

Rank 5

Recipe Presentation Score : 9.3

Ease Of Cooking Score       : 9.3

Easy To Follow Score          : 9.4

Total Recipe Score               : 28.0

Best Bathua AlooParatha Recipes

Rank 1

Recipe Presentation Score : 9.8

Ease Of Cooking Score       : 9.9

Easy To Follow Score          : 9.8

Total Recipe Score               : 29.5

Rank 2

Recipe Presentation Score : 9.6

Ease Of Cooking Score       : 9.7

Easy To Follow Score          : 9.6

Total Recipe Score               : 28.9

Rank 3

Recipe Presentation Score : 9.5

Ease Of Cooking Score       : 9.6

Easy To Follow Score          : 9.5

Total Recipe Score               : 28.6

Rank 4

Recipe Presentation Score : 9.2

Ease Of Cooking Score       : 9.3

Easy To Follow Score          : 9.4

Total Recipe Score               : 27.9

Rank 5

Recipe Presentation Score : 9.1

Ease Of Cooking Score       : 9.3

Easy To Follow Score          : 9.4

Total Recipe Score               : 27.8

Best Bathua Ka Raita Recipes

Rank 1

Recipe Presentation Score : 9.0

Ease Of Cooking Score       : 9.2

Easy To Follow Score          : 9.0

Total Recipe Score               : 27.2

Rank 2

Recipe Presentation Score : 9.0

Ease Of Cooking Score       : 8.8

Easy To Follow Score          : 9.0

Total Recipe Score               : 26.8

Rank 3

Recipe Presentation Score : 9.0

Ease Of Cooking Score       : 8.6

Easy To Follow Score          : 9.0

Total Recipe Score               : 26.6

Rank 4

Recipe Presentation Score : 8.8

Ease Of Cooking Score       : 8.9

Easy To Follow Score          : 8.7

Total Recipe Score               : 26.4

Rank 5

Recipe Presentation Score : 8.7

Ease Of Cooking Score       : 8.6

Easy To Follow Score          : 8.7

Total Recipe Score               : 26.0