Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sabsige soppu saaru

This recipe is for all the expecting or nursing mothers. In fact, I myself had this green like a cow during my postnatal days. Sabsige soppu aka dill leaves is  excellent for lactating mothers as it increases breast milk and reduces colic in babies. This herb is a rich source of calcium which is vital in reducing bone loss which occurs during nursing and menopause. 
Dill leaves when combined with toor dal, is a match made in heaven. Though a simple rasam, it has a sweet flavour and buttery texture which makes this dish absolutely finger licking.

Sabsige soppu saaru recipe:
Preparation time- 10 mins
Cooking time 20 mins

Sabsige soppu/Dill leaves 1 big bunch, chopped fine.
Toor dal- 1 small cup
Coconut- 2 tbsp
cumin seeds/Jeera- 1 tspn
Rasam powder- 2tspn
Tamarind- 1 small lime sized
Jeggery- 1/2 tspn
Salt- to taste
Seasoning ingredients:
Mustard- 1/2 tsp
Jeera-1/2 tspn
Hing- a Pinch
Curry leaves- 1 sprig
Oil/Ghee- 2tspn

  • Pressure cook dal and dill leaves till till done. Cool and keep aside.
  • Grind 2tbsps of the dal , coconut and jeera to a fine paste and add the ground paste to the boiled dal.
  • Add required amount of water to the dal and boil the mixture on low flame for a few mins.
  • Add the tamarind pulp, jaggery, salt and rasam powder and boil for a few more mins.
  • For the seasoning, heat oil/ghee in a separate pan and add the mustard seeds.
  • Once the mustard pops add the jeera and fry for a few seconds
  • Add the curry leaves and hing  and fry till the curry leaves are crisp .
  • Add the seasoning to the boiling rasam.
  • Boil the mixture for a min more.
  • Serve hot with rice.


  1. Wow, name of your blog caught my eyes! Can I ask you what that means?
    Thanks so much for dropping frequent comments over at my space! They mean so much.

  2. Great post Nishi. I want to include Dill leaves in my diet going forward.

  3. use of dill in dal...thats a gr8 idea..will try that...

  4. I love dill leaves. we make a kootu out of this in a slightly different way. will post it someday. this looks nice


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