Monday, July 9, 2012

Uppu Saaru Palya ~ Another simple delicacy from karnataka

Uppu Saaru or Sappe Saaru is famous in Karnataka, especially in the rural area. Uppu Saaru with palya is a perfect dish on a rainy day or when the weather is cold outside, you can have this and feel warm. Mixture of vegetables, grains and greens are cooked in water and then the water is spiced with adding masala and the cooked vegetables are used as a side dish after seasoning.

Whole Moong(green) 1/2 cup
Toor dhal 1/2 cup
Green chillies 4
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Black peppercorn 3
Garlic 4
Onion 1
Coriander leaves 1/2 bunch
Fresh/frozen coconut 2 tsp
Tamarind extract 1/2 tsp
Jaggery 1/2 tsp
Mustard 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves 5-6
Oil 1/2 tsp
Salt as per taste

Pressure cook the dal and  moong with chillies and salt and drain the stock to the another bowl and remove the chillies. except oil and salt,grind all the ingredients above with 1tbsp of cooked dal ,moong mixture and chillies into a fine paste.mix this paste to the drained stock in a vessel and allow to boil for 5mins,dont over boil,if required add salt. Give normal tadka of mustard and curry leaves to moong and dal mixture but don’t put tadka for saaru. Serve Uppu saaru palya with rice.

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