This dish requires lot of effort,but the end result is worthwhile.Also it is very healthy as not a single drop of oil is needed in preparing this and its whole and sole leafy veggie.As here in this part of USA i didn't find this leaf yet in stores,so i did its second version of the recipe.
This recipe is my mother-in-laws favourite.back in India when at 7 am morning the leafy vegetable street seller /vendor comes you feel like buying all the fresh leafy vegetable at once.And we used to do that too.Then cleaning that all types of soppu is the main big task.finally cutting it up and preparing the batter comes next.By evening we all are set to prepare the final dish.She used to say that its really a very healthy sort as we are using all the types of leafy veggie here and also she used to use less coconut while preparing the one.
My search for the Colocasia leaf here going on,when i will get that one i will post the famous Pathrode recipe,by then try this Soppina Unde/Dumplings.You can prepare the same as a spicy cake too.My mom makes the same recipe using cabbage which tastes good too.
- 2-4 cups all types of leafy vegetable(palak,methi,dantina soppu,harve soppu,etc)
- 1.5-2cup dosa rice
- 6-8 red chilies
- 3" tamarind /3tsp of tamarind paste
- 2" jaggary
- 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
- 1full tsp coriander seeds
- 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
- 1/4 tsp hing(asafoetida)
- 1/4-1/2 cup fresh grated coconut
- additional ingredient from the actual recipe
- 2tsp split black gram dal
- 2tsp cup split green gram dal
- 2tsp toor dal
- 2tsp cup chana dal(kadlle belle)
Clean ,wash and finely chop leafy vegetable. water should be drained completly from the leafs.
Wash and soak raw rice for 3-4 hours.In another bowl wash and soak all the dal together .
In actual recipe we use only the raw rice,spices and coconut and grind it into coarse batter.
After the battter is ready add all the cut leafy vegetable in it.In the same manner you can add finely chopped cabbage here instead of leafy vegetable.