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MASOPPU RECIPE / KARNATAKA STYLE SOPPU SAARU RECIPE

Masoppu Recipe / How to do Karnataka style Masoppu recipe | Masoppu recipe with detailed step by step photo .

MASOPPU RECIPE

Being from Karnataka , i want ” Cook with Smile ” to be one stop destination for most of the Karnataka cuisine . So today i’ll share recipe of one more authentic Karnataka Dish ” Masoppu Saaru ” . Masoppu actually means ” Masida + Soppu – Mashed greens ” and saaru is Rasam / gravy ” . Basically it is a type of gravy where in tuvar dal and 3-4 different varieties mixed greens are cooked together along with few other spices and mashed. It is later boiled  to get a very flavorful gravy that tastes amazing.Usually palak , dill leaves ( sabsige ) , Amaranthus , methi leaves etc are used to make masoppu .. but if you don’t have mixed greens available , you can use any 1 variety ..whichever is available. I had shared before soppina sambar and bassaru recipe .. those 2 greens curry is entirely different from today’s masoppu . Spicy Masoppu,  little ghee, Ragi Mudde / Rice is one awesome combination…. a healthy meal  in itself !!!

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MASOPPU RECIPE / KARNATAKA STYLE SOPPU SAARU RECIPE ( Yum
MASOPPU RECIPE

Course
main course
Cuisine indian, karnataka
Servings
Ingredients
to temper
Course main course
Cuisine indian, karnataka
Servings
Ingredients
to temper
MASOPPU RECIPE
Instructions
  1. Clean and roughly chop 3-4 different types of greens like Palak , Dill leaves ( sabsige soppu ), methi , amaranthus ( harive soppu / dantina soppu ) , chakotha or which ever greens is available .
  2. Add water and turmeric to tuvar dal and Cook .
  3. To the cooked dal , add chopped greens , diced onion , diced tomato , green chilli , garlic , jeera , coconut and tamarind . Pressure cook 2 whistles .
  4. Open the pressure cooker .. once the pressure releases .
  5. Once the pressure releases , mash it using a masher or hand blender or if using a mixie , pulse 1-2 mins . Don't make super paste .
  6. Add salt to taste , tsp of rasam powder and water as required . Bring it to boil . Finally temper with mustard , hing and curry leaves .
  7. Masoppu is ready . Relish it with hot rice or ragi mudde .
    MASOPPU RECIPE
Recipe Notes
  • If you don't get mixed greens , you can make masoppu using spinach / Spinach + methi / spinach + dill etc . Typically a mix of different variety of greens is used for masoppu .
  • I don't like to mash masoppu like a puree or soup . So prefer using a masher to mash greens and dal .
  • In the above recipe , quantity of onion n garlic can be adjusted according to your pref .

1 Comment

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    Alonna Smith
    August 29, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    Hi Smitha,

    I love your website. I am learning how to cook Indian food and live in the US. Most of us don’t find/eat gooseberries, so when you say a ball of tamarind the size of a gooseberry, is that 1/2-inch in diameter? 1-inch? Thanks so much!
    Alonna

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