Soppina Saru / Greens Curry

In Kannada "Soppu" means greens. You can use any greens which is available .. This is one of the famous & favourite curry made in our Gowda caste. It is mostly famous along with Ragi ball.

My mom makes this almost once a week with different greens every time. This is very nutritious & also healthy which is a good combination. As we don't get so many varieties of greens, I try to make this with Palak very often.. I am not sure why this was one of hated saru while growing up. These days it makes its appearance very frequently at my home :-) . The recipe is as follows..

ಪಾಲಕ್ ಸೊಪ್ಪು / Palak leaves – 2 bunches ತೊಗರಿ ಬೇಳೆ / Thoor dhal – ¼ cup ಈರುಳ್ಳಿ / Onions - 2medium ಟೊಮೇಟೊ / Tomato - 2 ಬೆಳ್ಳುಳ್ಳಿ / Garlic – 1 whole ಹಸಿ ಮೆಣಸಿನಕಾಯಿ / Chilies - 6-7 ಜೀರಿಗೆ /Jeera/cumin - 1tsp ತೆಂಗಿನಕಾಯಿ ತುರಿ / Coconut- 1/4 cup ಸಾಸಿವೆ / Mustard seeds- ¼ tsp ಕರಿಬೇವು /Curry leaves ತುಪ್ಪ / Ghee/Oil – ½ tsp ಉಪ್ಪು / Salt Method:
  • In a pressure cooker, add the thoor dhal, whole onions(if too big then cut it to half ), whole tomatoes, whole garlic, chillies & palak.
  • On top of palak put the jeera and pressure cook for one whistle.
  • After the cooker has cooled down, remove the boiled palak, jeera, onions, tomatoes, garlic and chillies.
  • Grind the above along with coconut.
  • Then add the paste to the boiled thoor dhal water. Add water according to your consistency.
  • Add salt and allow it to boil for few minutes.
  • Heat ghee/oil in a small pan, add mustard seeds & curry leaves.
  • Add this to the curry and serve it with hot rice or Ragi ball.

PS: This is the full meals of our Gowda family. Personally, bajji's or pakodas will be very nice along with this gravy..


Roopa said...

Very nice platter Ashwini:) Traditional :)

Anonymous said...

mouthwatering recipe, I completely agree with you abt Gowda family full meal. Miss eating Raggi mudde. Please post the recipe of raggi mudde.