Friday, April 18, 2014

Kannadiga Recipes : Soppu Saru | Soppina Saaru | Greens Curry

In bangalore, quite a few variety of leafy vegetables are available. For my recipe I have used Spinach(palak soppu), Methi ( Menthe soppu), Dill leaves ( Sabbassige soppu), Amaranath leaves (dantina soppu) and two more local soppu. We can as well use any of the two available greens for this dish.

Preparation Time: 45 minutes

Servings: 4

  • 1 each small bunch Green leafy vegetables explained above.
  • 1/4th cup Toor dal
  • 4 -5 Green chillies
  • 1 big Onion cut into cubes
  • 1 big Tomato cut into cubes
  • 1 medium size Tamrind
  • 1 whole Garlic, separated and cleaned
  • 1 tea spoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 table spoon Garam masala/ Sambar powder
  • 1/2 tea spoon Mustard seeds
  • Oil for seasoning
  • 1 strand Curry leaves
  • 2 Red chillies
  • Salt as per taste

  • Soak toor dal for around 2 hours in water.
  • Clean and wash all the greens and keep it aside.
  • In a pressure cooker, add soaked toor dal, all the greens, green chillies, onion, tomato, garlic, turmeric powder, tamarind.
  • Pressure cook it for 1 whistle.
  • Once the cooker cools down, transfer the contents of cooker to blender.

  • Don't blend it to smooth paste. Grind it coarsely as shown in picture.
  • Finely transfer the contents of blender to a kadai.
  • Add salt, garam masala / sambar powder and chilli powder if needed.
  • Mix it well and let it cook for 4 - 5 minutes.
  • In a separate small pan, add oil, mustard seeds, curry leaves and red chillies.
  • Add this seasoning to the curry and serve hot soppu saru with hot rice or ragi mudde.


Awesome dish..Loved the recipe. Actually i am not at all aware of such dishes but love to try different flavours of other cities and states after from mine...So I will definitely try it out...


It was very useful for me. Keep sharing such ideas in the future as well. This was actually what I was looking for, and I am glad to came here! Thanks for sharing the such information with us.

This is exactly what I was looking for. Super aagi bantu kanri :) Thank you

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Oh my goodness. I tried it out and it came so well. Thank you so much for the recipe.

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