Sunday, March 2, 2014

Sabsige Soppina Koottu - Dill In Dal

SABSIGE SOPPINA KOOTTU


Dill known as Sabsige Soppu in Kannada is a 'must eat' herb for 'new born' mothers for its galactopoietic and antibacterial properties. It also helps in easy digestion. Each family has its own postpartum  recipes.Young mothers living in nuclear families are eager to share their recipes with each other. This was a recipe given to my daughter-in-law by  her friend Shashi. Dill Koottu ( Iyengar style ) with double boiled soft rice had been  Shashi's staple when she had delivered her two kids.

INGREDIENTS FOR PRESSURE COOKING



Dill leaves ( cleaned and chopped ) - 3 cups
Green gram dal - 1 cup
Turmeric powder - 1 pinch
Pea nuts - 1/4 cup
Wash green gram dal and peanuts. Pressure cook with dill and turmeric powder adding 2 1/2 cups of water.



INGREDIENTS TO BE GROUND
Fresh coconut gratings - 1/4 cup
Dry roasted pepper - 1/4 tsp
Dry roasted cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cleaned and chopped coriander leaves - 1/2 cup
Grind all the ingredients together into a smooth paste adding little water.

TO MAKE THE DILL KOOTTU
Combine the pressure cooked ingredients, ground ingredients and 3/4 tsp of salt and simmer till all the ingredients blend well.



Serve the hot and fresh Dill Koottu on steaming hot soft rice topped with a spoon of fresh ghee.

2 Post your Comments:

nandoos Kitchen said...

very healthy recipe..

Anonymous said...

Thank you! I prepared this after 15 years (since my mom is not around anymore and I had to search for this recipe). It was very instructive/simple to prepare.