Starting the Week 2 of Blogging Marathon #95 with the theme – Meal time dishes with  Soppina Palya | Keerai Porriyal recipe

Soppu [in kannada] / Keerai [in tamil] is a general term to denote a wide range of green leafy vegetables.

This Soppina Palya | Keerai Porriyal Recipe is a family favorite and is so easy to prepare if you don’t consider the time needed to clean and chop the greens!


Though the pre-preparation looks like a lengthy process of cleaning and chopping the greens,I try to make something with one variety of greens at least once or twice a week.

I used Mulai keerai / Amaranth for this dish. The moong dal is cooked al dente as my folks don’t like a mushy dal in the dry curries.

Soppina Palya | Keerai Porriyal Recipe

Wash, clean and chop the green. Microwave for 5 minutes / done, sprinkling very little water.

Soppina Palya | Keerai Porriyal Recipe

Meanwhile, take the moong dal in a pan with water and bring to boil. Simmer till the dal is cooked al dente.Drain and keep aside.

Soppina Palya | Keerai Porriyal Recipe

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard, channa dal, broken red chili and asafoetida powder. When the mustard pops, add the cooked greens,turmeric powder,salt and stir. Now add the dal and mix to combine. Remove from pan after a couple of minutes.

Soppina Palya | Keerai Porriyal Recipe

Soppina Palya | Keerai Porriyal Recipe is ready to be served with your lunch.

Soppina Palya | Keerai Porriyal Recipe

This dish was a part of a simple lunch menu.

Soppina Palya | Keerai Porriyal Recipe

Note:

  • In the similar way you can prepare Drumstick leaves stir fry too.
  • A little bit of grated coconut can be added just before taking it off the pan.
  • Cover and cook the dish to retain the nutrients.
5 from 7 votes
Soppina Palya | Keerai Porriyal Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

A simple dish of greens with moong dal that goes well as a part of the lunch menu.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Author: PJ
Ingredients
  • 1 large bunch Keerai / Amaranth / Greens
  • 1/4 cup Moong dal
  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Channa dal
  • 2 numbers Red chilies, broken
  • A pinch Asafortida powder
  • A pinch Turmeric powder
Instructions
  1. Wash, clean and chop the green. Microwave for 5 minutes / done, sprinkling very little water.

  2. Meanwhile, take the moong dal in a pan with water and bring to boil. Simmer till the dal is cooked al dente.Drain and keep aside.

  3. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard, channa dal, broken red chili and asafoetida powder. 

  4. When the mustard pops, add the cooked greens,turmeric powder,salt and stir. 

  5. Now add the dal and mix to combine. Remove from pan after a couple of minutes.

  6. Soppina Palya | Keerai Porriyal Recipe is ready to be served with your lunch.

Recipe Notes
  • In the similar way you can prepare Drumstick leaves stir fry too.
  • A little bit of grated coconut can be added just before taking it off the pan.
  • Cover and cook the dish to retain the nutrients.

11 thoughts on “Soppina Palya | Keerai Porriyal Recipe”


  1. We usually make this with spinach but even that I don’t make it very often here because the significant other at home doesn’t like mixing greens and dals. Amaranth palya looks so nice and good side dish to serve with rice


  2. Thanks PJ for posting this amarnath leave palya. I love greens and moong dal combination. Your looking a perfect side dish.

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