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…
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.