GREEN LEAVES (AMARANTH) SAMBAR /SOPPINA HULI(SAMBAR)/KEERAI SAMBAR

Sambar is a staple dish in South Indian meals.We make many types of sambar using different combination of veggies,different masala etc.Today, among the variety of sambars we do , i have for you all a healthy and flavorful sambar made from green leafy vegetables, a great way to include greens in your diet.This greens sambar tastes delicious with steaming hot rice.In Karnataka, Soppina huli( Sambar ) and Ragi Mudde (Balls) is a famous and delicious combo...

GREEN LEAVES (AMARANTH) SAMBAR /SOPPINA HULI(SAMBAR)/KEERAI SAMBAR

Greens sambar can be done using any green leafy vegetable or using mixed greens like spinach,amaranth,dil leaves,fenugreek leaves ,local greens etc.. Here I have used amaranth leaves (Dantina Soppu / harive soppu) for making sambar. Amaranth leaves comes in two colors - red and green. You can use any or mix both.Of all the Green leafy sambars, amaranth leaves sambar are my kids favorite as they love to eat the stem of it. So whenever i buy Amaranth bunch, i select the ones that has thick yet tender stem.

Every kitchen has its own recipe for making greens sambar. I make fresh sambar masala in small quantity and use them while making this sambar.Fresh aromatic spices ,fresh greens takes it to a new level. Do try them once this way n i'm damn sure.. you would agree with me. Here we go....

Sambar is a staple dish in South Indian meals.We make many types of sambar using different combination of veggies,different masala etc.Today, among the variety of sambars we do , i have for you all a healthy and flavorful sambar made from green leafy vegetables, a great way to include greens in your...

GREEN LEAVES ( AMARANTH ) SAMBAR

Summary

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  • Courseside dish
  • Cuisinesouth indian
  • Yield4 servings 4 serving

Ingredients

Any greens / Amaranth Leaves
1 Big Bunch
Onion - medium Size
1
Split Pigeon peas / Tuvar dal
1 cup
Grated Coconut
1/4 cups
Turmeric / Haldi
1tsp
Jaggery - Amla size ( optional)
Tamarind - small lemon size ; soaked in water
Salt
to taste
To Roast ( Masala )
Coriander Seeds / Dhania
11/2 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeera
1/2 tsp
Fenugreek seeds / methi
1/4 tsp
Black Gram / Urad Dal
1 tsp
Bengal Gram / Chana Dal
1/4 tsp
Rice (optional)
1 tsp
Red Chillies
5-10 (As per your spice level ; i add 8 mix both kasmiri n spicy variety)
To temper 
Ghee / Oil - for roasting masala
1 tsp + 1 tsp
Mustard seeds
1 tsp
Garlic - flakes ( optional, i use sometimes only )
3-4
Curry Leaves

Steps

  1. Wash amaranth leaves properly,separate the leaves and stem .Keep aside. If the stem is too tender , you can chop them along with leaves.
    GREEN LEAVES (AMARANTH) SAMBAR /SOPPINA HULI(SAMBAR)/KEERAI SAMBAR
  2. Wash the toor dal ,add turmeric and cook for 3 - 4 whistles with 2 cup of water. Mash the cooked dal and keep aside.
    GREEN LEAVES (AMARANTH) SAMBAR /SOPPINA HULI(SAMBAR)/KEERAI SAMBAR
  3. Meanwhile, finely chop amaranth leaves, stems to 1 inch sized pieces and dice onion. Keep aside.
    GREEN LEAVES (AMARANTH) SAMBAR /SOPPINA HULI(SAMBAR)/KEERAI SAMBAR
  4. Take the stem in a wide vessel .Add some water and keep to cook.
  5. After the stems are 50 % cooked, add chopped greens and diced onion. Close and cook for 5-10 mins.
    GREEN LEAVES (AMARANTH) SAMBAR /SOPPINA HULI(SAMBAR)/KEERAI SAMBAR
  6. Meanwhile,lets roast the masala.In a small pan add few drops of oil.Add all the ingredients mentioned under masala .Roast them on medium low flame till red chillies becomes crisp and dal turns golden color.Transfer all the ingredients to a mixer jar.
    GREEN LEAVES (AMARANTH) SAMBAR /SOPPINA HULI(SAMBAR)/KEERAI SAMBAR
  7. Add coconut,tamarind and salt.Grind to a fine paste ( don't make super smooth ) .
    GREEN LEAVES (AMARANTH) SAMBAR /SOPPINA HULI(SAMBAR)/KEERAI SAMBAR
  8. Once the greens are cooked to 75%,add cooked dal ,ground mixture and jaggery if using.
    GREEN LEAVES (AMARANTH) SAMBAR /SOPPINA HULI(SAMBAR)/KEERAI SAMBAR
  9. Add some water to bring to the desired consistency and mix well.Keep on sim and bring it to boil.
    GREEN LEAVES (AMARANTH) SAMBAR /SOPPINA HULI(SAMBAR)/KEERAI SAMBAR
  10. Season with mustard ,garlic and curry leaves.Switch Off.
    GREEN LEAVES (AMARANTH) SAMBAR /SOPPINA HULI(SAMBAR)/KEERAI SAMBAR
  11. Serve Hot Amaranth Sambar ( or any greens sambar ) with hot steamed rice / ragi balls / chapathi / dosa etc.
    GREEN LEAVES (AMARANTH) SAMBAR /SOPPINA HULI(SAMBAR)/KEERAI SAMBAR

NOTE:

  1. As i said above you can do this sambar any type of greens or mixed greens.
  2. If you are lazy / in a hurry to roast fresh masala each time while making sambar , you can use ready sambar masala powder . This saves lot of time. But sambar made from freshly roasted masala tastes more yummy.
  3. The same masala can be used to make vegetable sambar too.
  4. Adding garlic and onion is purely optional .If you dont want you can omit .

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Love ~Smitha

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