Dill leaves Sujee upma

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How long it takes: 45 minutes

Number of servings: 2-3

Dill leaves is Sabbasgi soppu in Kannada. I have already put up a few dishes like the Dill leaves Poha upma, Chithranna, spicy and sweet idli and today it is the Sujee upma with dill leaves instead of the normal upma.  One would think the Dill leaves means pungent odor, but let me assure you with the other ingredients in place, the dish brings out the best in Dill leaves. This is one reason to try out Dill leaves if you never have done so before.

What you need to have:

1. Upma  Sujee – 1 cup

2. Chopped dill greens – 2 cups

3. Green peas – 1 cup

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Ingredients of seasoning:

1. Chopped onions – 1 cup

2. Mustard seeds – 1 Teaspoon

3. Blackgram dal – 1 Teaspoon

4. Green chili – 3-4

5. Curry leaves  – 2 sprigs

6. Cashews  – 8-10

7. Turmeric powder – 1 Teaspoon

8. Cooking oil – 1 Tablespoon

9. Lemon juice – 1 Teaspoon

10. Salt – as per taste

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                                                              Ingredients of seasoning

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash, peal and chop onions lengthwise, slit onions and keep aside as shown in the image.  Wash, clean and chop dill greens too and keep it aside.

2. Place a skillet with Sujee in it on medium flame. Dry roast the same for about 10 minutes till you get a pleasant aroma and  taking care to see that it is not burnt.  Just transfer it to another bowl and keep it aside.

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                                                                    Sujee being dry roasted

3. Place the same skillet with 1 tablespoon of cooking oil in on medium flame.  When it is heated add mustard seeds and blackgram dal to it.  When it splutters dal also will be done and then add slit green chili  and curry leaves to it.  Also add cashews to it and fry till crispy.  Add turmeric powder,  chopped onions  and also required quantity of salt to it and fry till transparent.

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                                                                       Seasoning in progress

4. When done, add chopped dill greens and green peas to it and cook till done closing the dish with a lid for about 5 minutes.

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                                                      Dill greens & green peas being added

5.  In the mean time do boil 2 cups of water on the other burner.  When cooked soft add roasted sujee from step-2 to it and also add boiling water simmering the flame.  While the sujee is being cooked and the peas too along with it.

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                                                                         Roasted sujee being added

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                                                         Boiling water  added to the upma mix

Ingredients of garnishing:

1. Fresh grated coconut – A handful

2. Chopped cilantro – A handful

3. Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon

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                                                                        Ingredients of garnishing

6. When done add chopped cilantro, fresh grated coconut and give a stir. Check for salt and  finally while serving add a dash of lemon juice too!  As you would with any Upma, enjoy this with Chivda/mixture !

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                                                                        Upma being garnished

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                                                                             A closer view of the dish

Good to remember:: 

1. One must dry roast sujee till you get a pleasant aroma and make sure it is not burnt adjusting the flame as per the size of the burner.

2. Use fresh dill leaves for the dish.

3. Quantity of dill leaves depends on your taste, so try with smaller quantities as above and then experiment!

4. I sometimes like adding sugar to this dish – sort of gives a sweet-strong flavor.

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4 thoughts on “Dill leaves Sujee upma

    Sumana said:
    September 19, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    It is sooo inviting….Love the picture…Tempting to taste it….

      prathibalrao responded:
      September 20, 2013 at 8:11 pm

      Hi Sumana,

      Thanx a lot for commenting. If you like dill greens then it will surely be a big hit!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    kumudha said:
    September 24, 2013 at 3:39 am

    I just love this upma! Your blog is amazing!

    Thank you so much for sharing so many plant-based recipes(vegan recipes), good for our health and our beautiful planet- Earth.

    blog : global vegan fare

      prathibalrao responded:
      September 24, 2013 at 10:01 am

      Hi Kumudha,,

      Thanx a lot for your pleasant words and do pass on the link of this blog among your friends community.

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