Dill leaves Dal recipe, Shepu or Suva dal recipe

Dill leaves dal | Shepu or Suva dal, with step by step pictures, using moong dal and dill leaves as the main ingredient, a popular dal variety of Karnataka. Dill leaves, i have seen in the market but never attempted to pick the pack and cook it at home. For us Vegetarians, dal is a staple food, which i include in my daily meal. I usually make Dal palak or Green moong dal sabji. Traditionally in karnataka they put dill leaves in Akki roti. I have heard from many that dill leaves give an acquired taste and a pungent smell too. Recently my friend shared a small portion of dill leaves with moong dal. That was the first time i tasted dill leaves dal. I liked the taste and i wanted to give it a try. I got a small bunch of dill leaves from the nearest Indian shop and tried the Dill leaves dal also called as Shepu|suva dal. I was waiting for the response from the family but everyone had the dal without any complaints. Generally dill leaves is given for lactating mothers. It has lots of health benefits too. Go ahead and try out this healthy recipe and do let me know how it turned out.
Dill leaves dal

Dill leaves dal recipe
Dill leaves dal

  • Recipe Cusine: Indian
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook time: 30 Minutes
  • Serves: 2
  • Author: Jeyashri
  • Recipe Category: Lunch | Dinner
  • Description: Dill leaves dal | Shepu or Suva dal, with step by step pictures, using moong dal and dill leaves as the main ingredient, a popular dal variety of Karnataka
     Moong dal  1/3 cup
     Dill leaves  1/4 cup (finely chopped)
     Garlic  4-5 flakes
     Green chilli 2
     Turmeric powder  1/2 tsp
     Asafoetida  a pinch
     Water  1/2 cup
     Salt  as needed
     Oil  2 tsp
     Ghee 1 tsp
    Mustard seeds   1/4 tsp



Method  :

  • Cook the moong dal with turmeric powder and asafoetida. Soaking the dal for 15 minutes, enhances the process of cooking faster. 
  • Pressure cook the dal for 3-4 whistles.
  • In a pan add oil and ghee.
  • Add in the mustard seeds.
  • Chop the garlic lengthwise.
  • Add the garlic. Saute for a minutes. 
  • Add the slit green chilis.
  • Add in the chopped dil leaves.
  • Saute for 2 minutes. Let the leaves slightly shrink. 
  • Add in the cooked moong dal. 
  • Add salt as needed.
  • Add 1/2 cup of water to this, to get the right dal consistency. 
  • Bring it to a boil. Let the dal boil for 2 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Serve it as a side dish for chapati or you can have with rice too. 
Notes:
  1. You can cook the moong dal with garlic flakes and mash it well.
  2. Instead of moong dal you can add toor dal too. 
  3. Dill leaves dal is a very healthy dal and perfect recipe for lactating mothers.
   

Suva moong dal

Method with step by step pictures :

  • Cook the moong dal with turmeric powder and asafoetida. Soaking the dal for 15 minutes, enhances the process of cooking faster. 
  • Pressure cook the dal for 3-4 whistles.
  • In a pan add oil and ghee.
  • Add in the mustard seeds.
  • Chop the garlic lengthwise.
  • Add the garlic. Saute for a minutes. 
dill leaves dal 4
  • Add the slit green chilis.
  • Add in the chopped dil leaves.
  • Saute for 2 minutes. Let the leaves slightly shrink. 
dill leaves dal 2
  • Add in the cooked moong dal. 
  • Add salt as needed.
  • Add 1/2 cup of water to this, to get the right dal consistency. 
dill leaves 3
  • Bring it to a boil. Let the dal boil for 2 minutes.
  • Switch off the flame.
dill leaves dal 3
  • Serve it as a side dish for chapati or you can have with rice too. 
Dill leaves dal
Notes:
  1. You can cook the moong dal with garlic flakes and mash it well.
  2. Instead of moong dal you can add toor dal too. 
  3. Dill leaves dal is a very healthy dal and perfect recipe for lactating mothers.

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