Dill Leaves Fried Rice / Sapsige Soppina Chitranna

Dill leaves are very near to my dill (heart) and to my stomach. It has remained as a dear leafy vegetable at my mom’s house and as well as in my in-laws house. Here is one such recipe I would like to share. It is a very simple preparation and will not take more than 30 minutes of your time in the kitchen.


Rice: 1 Cup
Dill Leaves: 1 fist full (collect only leaves)
Medium sized onion: 1
Green Chilies: 3
Lemon: 1/2

Oil: 2 tbsp
Mustard: 1 tsp
Chana dhal: 1tsp
Urad dhal: 1tsp
Turmeric: 2 pinches
Curry leaves: 1 line

Cook 1 cup of rice with 2 cups of water
Collect dill leaves, wash, chop finely and keep them aside.
Dice onion and cut chilies lengthwise
Squeeze lemon juice from ½ lemon
Divide salt into two parts. Mix one part of salt with cooked Rice and keep it aside.
Do normal seasoning with mustard, chana dhal, urad dhal, turmeric and curry leaves. Immediately after adding curry leaves, add green chilies, diced onions and fry them till onions turn translucent. Add finely chopped dill leaves, fry for 10 seconds. Cover and cook the mixture on a low flame for 2-3 minutes. Don’t forget to stir in between! Add the remaining portion of the salt and cover cook again for 1 more min. Total frying time should not exceed 5 minutes. Remove from the fire, add lemon juice, rice and mix thoroughly. Check salt and sour levels before you serve.


USHA said...

Hi Lakshmi,

Welcome to the food blog world..Sure you are gonna enjoy this travel ..

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your sweet feeback too..

Hey i like both riceandroti with dill,never tried any item with dill.
Let me try your roti first and let you know.Thanks for sharing..

Roopa said...

hi lakshmi,
namaskara, blog lokkake swagath,
Got your blog from sia's. Hope you have a nice time here.
sabaskke soppina erdu dish chenagidde.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Hey, indeed very simple and ez to make !! Nice recipe! :)

burekaboy — said...

lakshmi, thank you for your comment on my blog :) this rice dish looks very appetizing. i love dill. for some reason, though, i guess i do not associate it with indian cooking. i guess coriander tends to take the spotlight. now it has to move over a bit for dill! :) success with your blog.

Unknown said...

Hi Lakshmi....

Finally i tried out this was very tasty..thanks for shring ur recipes.....keep updating more......

Raaga said...

I have never used dill. My husband says it is very strong in smell. Is that true?

Lakshmi said...

Bahala santhosa. Keep visiting for more receipes.

It certainly has a strong smell, I have heard this from few other friends of mine in Mysore too. Dill has been in my mom's and granny's cooking from ages. we like the flavor of dill in rice, rotti, and sambhar.

Chef Jeena said...

Beautiful rice recipe I bet it tasted real nice :)

Unknown said...

This is my fav now... I always forget to add lemon juice :( even then it was tasty :)