sabsige soppu palya

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 !!

sabsige soppu palya

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…

sabsige soppu palya


Smitha Kalluraya
A simple every day South Indian style Dill leaves stir fry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine south indian
Servings 4 people


  • 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
    make sabsige soppu palya
  • 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.
    dill leaves stir fry
  • sabsige soppu palya


  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. When doing from scratch, the addition of tuvar dal is optional but recommended. It gives a nice volume and taste.
  4. Adding garlic is optional. If you are a lactating or expecting mom, dill leaves and garlic combo is very much recommended.
  5. If making for new lactating mom, avoid using dal as it may cause gas in newborn babies.
  6. Be careful while adding salt. it doesn't take much.

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  • Reply
    padma veeranki
    February 24, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Looks very healthy and delicious…a must try:) Thanks for sharing the recipe:)

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    Meena Kumar
    February 24, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    ohfff the lunch thali looks inviting

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    Sathya Priya
    February 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.

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    Ree Kasirajh
    February 25, 2015 at 4:14 am

    Looks so nutricious and yummy!! Have seen dill leaves but never dared to pick up and try it!

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    Rafeeda AR
    February 25, 2015 at 7:45 am

    Such a healthy meal it looks like…

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    February 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

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    Gayathri Shriram
    March 10, 2015 at 2:58 pm


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    Gayathri Shriram
    March 10, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    Tried it and turned out yummy! Love all your recipes 🙂

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    March 14, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Thx Gayathri Shriram ….

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    April 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?

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    Smitha Kalluraya
    April 7, 2016 at 7:16 am

    ya if making after delivery they dont add coconut n dal . It shrinks a bit after cooking .

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