Bathua Raita | Lamb’s Quarters Yogurt Dip

A weed turning into a lovely dish is not unheard of. Mushrooms also fall in category of edible fungi.

Bathua Raita | Lamb's Quarters Yogurt Dip

Bathua Raita | Lamb’s Quarters Yogurt Dip

Though I have been eating Lamb’s Quarters Yoghurt Dip for as long as I remember, I never knew it was a weed, till I started writing this post. Blogging has taught me so much about so many things and it conitnues to amaze me with the knowledge I can gain.

I digress.

Bathua Raita | Lamb's Quarters Yogurt Dip

Bathua Raita | Lamb’s Quarters Yogurt Dip

You can actually make ahead  Lamb’s Quarters paste ready and stored in refrigerator. Just add it to the curd whenever you want, along with some dry spices and you are good to go. It’s so simple.

Even right now I have few spoonfuls in my refrigerator, ready to be served. :)

Bathua Raita | Lamb’s Quarters Yogurt Dip

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 1 Cup Yogurt

Bathua Raita | Lamb’s Quarters Yogurt Dip

A great way to use up Lamb's Quarters. Turn the weed into a yummy dip.

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch – Lamb’s Quarters
  • 1 Cup – Curd
  • 1/4 Cup – water
  • 1 tsp – Oil (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp – Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp – Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp – Dried Mint Leaves
  • to taste – Salt

Instructions

  1. Clean & wash Lamb’s Quarters bunch very well. Grind it into a paste.
  2. Whip the curd until it becomes uniform. Add water. Mix well.
  3. Now add 1 1/2 Tbsp Lamb’s Quarters paste. Again mix well. Add salt.
  4. Heat the oil in a small pan, add the cumin seeds & chili powder. Temper the yoghurt mixture with it. Here you can dry roast the spices instead of using the oil.
  5. Garnish with dried mint leaves Serve cold and enjoy.

Notes:

Store the remaining paste in refrigerator and use whenever required.

You can use Roasted Cumin Seeds if you don't want to temper with oil or dry roast fresh.

Adding a lot of Lamb's Quarters paste will give strong flavour to the dip. So please taste before adding more.

http://lemoninginger.com/2014/05/09/bathua-raita-lambs-quarters-dip/