MASOPPU RECIPE / KARNATAKA STYLE SOPPU SAARU RECIPE (
Mixed green leaves
Palak+amaranthus +methi+dill etc. whichever is available
Spit pigeon pea /Tuvar dal
Cumin Seeds Jeera
Turmeric powder /Haldi
Small gooseberry sized
Salt to taste
Cooking oil / ghee
a big pinch of
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 .
Add water and turmeric to tuvar dal and Cook .
To the cooked dal , add chopped greens , diced onion , diced tomato , green chilli , garlic , jeera , coconut and tamarind . Pressure cook 2 whistles .
Open the pressure cooker .. once the pressure releases .
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 .
Add salt to taste , tsp of rasam powder and water as required . Bring it to boil . Finally temper with mustard , hing and curry leaves .
Masoppu is ready . Relish it with hot rice or ragi mudde .
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 .
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