In kannada soppu means greens. Mosoppu is a curry with mixed greens and dal-prepared in most of the kannadigas houses in Bangalore.
This recipe I learnt it from my mother. I remember during my school days and college days when we use to share our lunch boxes-when my mother use to pack mosoppu saru with rice my childhood friend Anitha, who is settled in Bellary now, use to love this!
1/2 cup toor dal
small bunch of fresh spinach
small bunch of fresh fenugreek/methi leaves
small bunch of dil/sabsige soppu
1tspn cumin seeds
4-5 green chillies
2 meduim sized tomatoes
1/2 meduim sized onion
5-6 garlic pods
1tbspn grated coconut
salt as per taste
1tspn mustard seeds
pinch of asafoetida
4-5 crushed garlic pods
5-6 curry leaves
1.Pressure cook dal with greens,cumin seeds, garlic, green chillies, chopped tomatoes, coarsely chopped onion in 3cups of water
2. Once it is cooked, pick the greens, garlic, green chillies and grind them with grated coconut corsely.
3. Mix the above grinded with the dal.
4. Add salt and let it boil
5. Meanwhile, in a small pan heat oil on a meduim flame - add mustard seeds, once it splutters, add asafoetida, crushed garlic -let it turn slight brown and add curry leaves and saute.
6.Transfer the seasoned to the curry and boil for 2-3 min.
Serve it hot with rice.
1.You can just cook with spinach/palak -without other greens or only greens of your choice.
2. You can add tamrind
3. In seasoning you can add red chillies.
4. Coconut -optional.