Remember my yesterday’s post of bassaru / Dill leaves rasam where I had shared just half the recipe of it and had kept aside greens and dal mix to use later? So as promised, today I am back with part 2 of it – using the greens and dal mix in making ” Dill Leaves Stir Fry / Sabbasige Soppu Palya / Suva Sabzi “. The combination of dill leaves, dal tastes and smells just wonderful. Its simple, quick, healthy, nutritious and of course lip-smacking !!
In Karnataka, dill leaves stir fry (without tuvar dal ) is one of the most common dishes served to a new mom as it’s known to aid lactation. When I too was in that phase, almost daily I was served this sabzi along with pepper rasam and other dishes and not even 1 day I got bored eating it .. just enjoyed every bite if it … the aroma when fresh dill leaves are getting cooked itself is so tempting… Hmm…
I’ve split the recipe into 2 parts so that the post doesn’t become too long .. Yesterday I have shared Dill leaves rasam ( bassaru recipe ) and today palya recipe ( The separated dal and dill mix ). Here we go… Without much talks, let’s get started with this easy recipe…
DILL LEAVES STIR FRY
- 2 cup Dill leaves( sabsige Soppu ), Seperated dill leaves and dal mix
- 2 - 4 tsps Ghee /coconut oil/oil
- 1 tsp Mustard
- 1 tsp Split Black gram/ Urad dal
- 4 - 6 flakes Garlic
- 1 - 2 Red Chilli, broken
- 1 - 2 Green Chilli, stilted
- few Curry Leaves
- little grated coconut
- Take a Kadai. Add oil, mustard seeds, urad dal and garlic.
- When mustard splutters , add curry leaves,broken red chilli and green chilli . Saute for 1-2 mins.
- Add dill leaves and dal mix that we have kept aside. Add salt and mix well . Allow the extra water to evaporate if any.If you are doing from scratch refer to note 1
- Finally, add grated coconut. Mix.
- Serve hot dill leaves stir fry with rice or roti. Isn't it one healthy south Indian thali.. bassaru, soppu paya...simple home-cooked food can indeed give lots of pleasure and good health.
- If you are doing just the dill leaves stir fry from the scratch using: Dill leaves / sabsige soppu - 2 big bunch and Tuvar dal - 1/ 4 cup
- If you are doing just the stir fry from scratch, add chopped dill leaves to the tempering. Saute for 2-3 mins, add little water, close and cook. Once the greens are 75 % cooked, add cooked dal, salt and mix well. Finally, add grated coconut.
- When doing from scratch, the addition of tuvar dal is optional but recommended. It gives a nice volume and taste.
- Adding garlic is optional. If you are a lactating or expecting mom, dill leaves and garlic combo is very much recommended.
- If making for new lactating mom, avoid using dal as it may cause gas in newborn babies.
- Be careful while adding salt. it doesn't take much.
padma veerankiFebruary 24, 2015 at 5:04 pm
Looks very healthy and delicious…a must try:) Thanks for sharing the recipe:)
Meena KumarFebruary 24, 2015 at 5:12 pm
ohfff the lunch thali looks inviting
Sathya PriyaFebruary 24, 2015 at 8:25 pm
I some how don’t like the pungent aroma of dill leaves.Knowing that its good ,have to make a stir fry like this.
Ree KasirajhFebruary 25, 2015 at 4:14 am
Looks so nutricious and yummy!! Have seen dill leaves but never dared to pick up and try it!
Rafeeda ARFebruary 25, 2015 at 7:45 am
Such a healthy meal it looks like…
GloriaFebruary 25, 2015 at 9:17 am
I somehow never liked dill leaves..this looks yumm will make it for my hubby ,he loves dill leaves…thanks for sharing
JayFebruary 25, 2015 at 1:53 pm
Gayathri ShriramMarch 10, 2015 at 2:58 pm
Gayathri ShriramMarch 10, 2015 at 11:36 pm
Tried it and turned out yummy! Love all your recipes 🙂
Smitha KallurayaMarch 14, 2015 at 11:43 am
Thx Gayathri Shriram ….
foodie_cookingApril 6, 2016 at 5:57 pm
I first tasted this recipe without coconut and tuvar dal just the dill leaves and onion in it in a hospital when my sister was due for delivery. Just wanted to know will the leaves shrink when we cook?
Smitha KallurayaApril 7, 2016 at 7:16 am
ya if making after delivery they dont add coconut n dal . It shrinks a bit after cooking .