Sabsige soppu chitranna / fresh dill leaves rice

Main Dish
6 servings
10 min
15 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 6
1 medium bunch fresh dill leaves / Sabsige soppu (approx 1/2 cup when chopped)

1 cup Regular rice

1 big onion,sliced thin

6-7 green chillies,slit

2-3 tablespoons groundnuts

1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

1 lemon,squeezed

2 teaspoons chana dal

1 teaspoon urad dal

1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds

a sprig of curry leaves

2 tablespoons oil

salt to taste


  • Cook rice with 2 and 1/4 cups water in pressure cooker.Cool the rice slightly by spreading it over a wide plate.
  • Wash and chop dill leaves into fine and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a big kadai and crackle mustard seeds and add ground nuts and fry for a couple of minutes until they are fried and the skins start splitting up.Add chana dal and urad dal to it and fry again for until they turn light brown in color.
  • Add green chillies,curry leaves and fry until they wither.
  • Add finely sliced onion and fry for a couple of minutes until translucent.Now add chopped dill leaves and fry for a couple of minutes.This process takes some time,the raw smell of the leaves should go away otherwise it tastes very raw.Sprinkle some water while frying if necessary.
  • Add turmeric powder to it and mix well.Now add cooked rice,salt and lemon juice and mix well until everything is incorporated properly.
  • Serve it warm or at room temperature with some chips/murukku and dahi.


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