Monday, June 28, 2010

Dill-Dal Stir fry/Sabsige Soppu Palya and Rasam

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It is always confusing for me what to cook for lunch and dinner daily because of the limited variety of vegetables and greens available here.Dill leaves is one of the greens which are abundantly available here but I rarely cook them at home.My mom makes excellent stir fry with the dal and greens mixture which is surprisingly very dry and complements well with both rice and roti.I like to eat this stir-fry especially with roti as it complements very well with it.Even the rasam which is made up of this mixture is very simple and flavorful and the meal with both the stir fry and rasam is simply yummy.If you like the flavor of dill leaves you will definitely like this combo,give it a try to believe my words.

1 bunch Dill leaves
1 cup toor dal
1 big onion,chopped
1 tsp green chilli paste
1 tbsp thick tamarind pulp
1 tsp sambar powder
1/2 tsp grated jaggery/sugar
1 tsp chana dal
1 tsp urad dal
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
salt to taste

  • Pressure cook dal and dill leaves for 1 whistle.Do not cook more otherwise the dal becomes mushy.You can even cook this on stove top until the dal is cooked slightly.
  • Strain the water from the above dal-dill mixture and squeeze out the extra water from it.Save the water which is strained and sueezed fom this mixture for making rasam.
  • Heat oil in a kadai crackle mustard seeds and add urad and chana dal and fry until golden in color.
  • Add finely sliced onions and green chilli paste and fry until they are light brown in color.
  • Add the squeezed dill leaves-dal mixture to it and fry for a minute.
  • Add tamarind paste,jaggery,sambar powder,salt and fry until the mixture is dry and all the masala's are well blended.
Serve it hot with rice/chapathi/roti.

Adjust tamarind,jaggery and spicyness according to your taste.

Dill flavored Dal Rasam :

2-3 cups of water strained from dill-dal mixture(cooked above)

1/4 cup cooked toor dal(optional)
2-3 tbsp tamarind pulp
1 tsp jaggery
1 1/2 tsp rasam powder/sambar powder
salt to taste

for Tadka:
1 tsp oil/ghee
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
a sprig of curry leaves
a pinch of hing

  • Heat the water along with the cooked dal and add tamarind pulp,salt, jaggery,rasam/sambar powder to it and boil properly.
  • In a small tadka pan heat oil/ghee and crackle mustard seeds and add curry leaves,hing to it and add the tadka to the boiled rasam and cover it with lid.
Serve it hot with rice and papad.


Aps Kitchen said...

U know I have never tried sabsige soppu till now :P......... may bcoz we never liked it much or I have never tasted it even once.... I guess i need to get these one day atleast n try these :)

Indian Khana said...

New to me and looks gud dear..lovely pics

Sushma Mallya said...

Both the dishes are very new to me, have used dill leaves just once but never this way, stir fry really looks delicious,easy so would love to try this soon, thanks for sharing it prathibha...have a lovely day,take care

Priya Suresh said...

I rarely used dill leaves in my cooking, rasam and palya looks irresistible and delicious Prathy..

Unknown said...

nice click..looks yumm..

Prema said...

nice combo...Lovely presentation,too gud pics...

Nandinis food said...

The rasam is aromatic! I'd like to drink some! The stir-fry is lovely! Dill must make both the dishes strongly-flavoured!

Preeti Kashyap said...

This looks so lovely! Never made this..thanks for posting it!

Rachana said...

I love Dill and use quite often in my cooking. Both the recipes look delicious and the clicks are beautiful too :-)

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Thats wonderful meal..looks great... Ha ha i believe your words. And I love dill fragrance and taste in anything.. wonderful meal with dill leaves.

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Both the recipes are new to me, should try them soon, nice presentation and pictures dear:)

Unknown said...

All time fav and comfort food!

Suman Singh said...

nice idea of cooking dill leaves in indian style..have not used dill in my cooking yet..need to try...looks so healthy and delicious stir fry..

Umm Mymoonah said...

That must be a lovely flavoured dhal and rasam, looks delicious. Your pictures look really good.

sathya said...

Delicious dish, lovely presentation !

jayasree said...

Two in one recipe. Lovely. I don't get dil leaves here. I might try with some other green and dal combo.

Malar Gandhi said...

Sure, aromatic healthy recipe...looks great. Love the idea.

Suganya said...

Yummy food. Looks so good. Nice recipe... YUM!

RV @ Food for 7 Stages said...

Gorgeous pic Prathy and a hearty meal too.. It must be really aromatic and yumm with dill.

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

Hy Prathy,
First time here..lovely space you have with healthy recipe collections.
Dal stir fry sounds yummy n delish.
Am your new follower now...:)
do drop in at my space sometime.

Anonymous said...

oh super comfy food..nice click

Unknown said...

Nice healthy meal!

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

I make only dill rice, should try this one too. Both looks yummy. Nice click.

Parita said...

What a gorgeous pic! Looks very inviting!

Pratiba Bhat said...

All i can say is "wish i could eat it right now" :)

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

thats a lovely looking lentil dish pavithra.never used dill but with this dish you have tempted me to try it out.

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