Sapeita / Sapoita (pigweed In Dried Pea Lentil)
It is a vegetarian side dish recipe from Uttar Pradesh with an unforgettable taste. The main ingredients are bathua saag and matar ki dal and hence this is a winter special recipe as the Bathua saag is avilable only in winter. Though my Mother used to alternate it with spinach in other seasons, but the recipe is originally made of bathua saag only. Bathua is known as chill bhaji or pigweed. It is very high in calcium and iron and in fact it has three times more Iron and calcium than spinach. And as it is cooked along with dal, it has good content of protein.