Is your homegrown coriander leaves are enough if you love dhonepata bata? Are you a dhpnepata bata lover? Then probably you can not grow enough fresh coriander leaves in container or a very small area. People whoever like coriander leave they often make it during winter season. They need plenty of fresh coriander leaves every week. Yes, it is that much delicious that many people make this dhania pata bata almost every week.
So you need to grow coriander plants in at least 5 feet by 5 feet area for a small family. In case, you are growing coriander plants in pots and expecting that you will get enough fresh leaves for making this bata then you should not expect such thing.
This year, I am growing coriander leaves in two containers. One is 8 inch by 8 inch and another one is 8 inch 18 inch. I thought it would be enough. But within a week all plants are harvested and now I need to wait for 3-4 weeks for next harvesting.
Dhone pata bata is a simple dish but it is very delicious. It is nothing but fresh coriander leaves paste prepared with some other spices. Many Bengali peple love this bharta to have with plain rice. Do you too?
Many people also call it as Dhoina pata bhata or dhonya pata bharta too.
Dhonepata bata recipe
- 3 cups fresh coriander leaves, chopped
- 4-5 garlice cloves, paste or grated
- 3 green chillies, paste
- 2 teaspoons kalo jeera/ kalonji seeds/nigella seeds
- Salt to taste
- ½ tablespoon any vegetable oil
- Heat oil in a kadai (Indian cooking pot) and add kalo jeera/kalonji, garlic paste, green chilli paste and stir to cook properly
- Now make paste of fresh coriander leaves by using mortar pestle
- Then add it to the kadai and sprinkle salt too
- Cook it for next 5-6 minutes, stir after every 30 seconds
- Switch off flame when it is thicker & darker
- Serve it with plain rice