Jun 21, 2013

Soppina Palya | Seasoned Leafy and Green Vegetables

Soppina Palya  is a traditional and authentic vegetarian recipe from Karnataka cuisine served as an accompaniment to Bas Saaru. It is prepared with different kinds of vegetables like beans, cabbage and leafy vegetables like spinach, dill and sprouts like green gram, horse gram; and several others. It is seasoned with onions, green chilis, garlic, mustard and cumin seeds. It is considered as highly nutritious and healthy recipe; and also it is staple diet of many farmers in southern part of Karnataka.

The recipe is quiet simple and easy to make.


1 cup Toor Dal
2 Cups of  Cabbage, roughly chopped
2 cups of beans, cut into 1 inch thickness
1 bunch of Dill, roughly chopped
1/2 Onion, finely chopped
2-3 Green Chilies, cut length wise
2-3 Red Chilies
3-4 cloves of Garlic
1 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1 tsp Oil


  • Wash toor dal a couple of times in water. In a pressure cooker, add toor dal, cabbange, beans, and dill. Cook for 15 minutes. After cooker has cooled, drain excess water and which will be used to make Bas Saaru

  • In a pan, heat oil, add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. When it starts to sizzle, add garlic, green chilies, red chilies and onions. Saute until onions turns transparent

  • Add cooked vegetables. Adjust salt to taste and mix well

  • Serve hot with Bas Saaru and steamed rice or ragi ball


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