Masida Soppu Saaru or Massoppu sambar is a popular green leafy vegetable curry from Karnataka. This is avery healthy curry with minimal oil and maximum health benefits.
It’s a mix of green veggies like green amaranth leaves , spinach , fenugreek and dill leaves. Any kind of green leafy vegetables can be added except gongura and drumstick leaves. If other leaves are not available then only a combination of dill , fenugreek and spinach will also be fine.
Masida Soppu Saaru
Masida Soppu Saaru meaning Mashed Green Leaves Curry.This is very popular in rural part of Karnataka that to especially among Vokkaliga community around Bangalore region.Assorted green leafy veggies are pressure cooked along with toor dal , onion , garlic ,green chillies and tomato . Then blended well using a mixer or hand blender . 
Lastly ,saute coconut masala in oil, add mashed greens and cook.
I often prepare this curry at home , a quick fix for RDA quota of Iron 😉 😉 . After whole lot of binge , I prepare this at home , just for my satisfaction of eating right. Also its quite easy to feed fussy eaters , as they will never come to know the amount of greens in the curry.  
Serve this curry along with Ragi Mudde | Ragi Balls or with White rice topped with butter / ghee along with a pickle . This curry also goes well with Chapathi , Akki Roti and even Dosa.
Other typical Karnataka Style Curries/ Saaru on this blog are :Uralli  Bassaaru – Stewed Horse Gram Curry  and  Mollake Uralli Kaalu Saaru – Sprouted Horsegram  Curry
Recipe Card for Masida Soppu Saaru

Masida Soppu Saaru | Assorted Green Leaves Curry - Karnataka Style

Masida Soppu Saaru  is a curry prepared with green leafy vegetables and sambar powder , its a popular curry prepared in Vokkaliga Community Karnataka.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Karnataka
Keyword: Curries
Servings: 5
Calories: 137kcal
Author: Muktha H S

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Chopped Spinach leaves or 1 large bunch Spinach
  • 1 Cup Dil Leaves chopped or1 small bunch
  • 1 Cup Fenugreek leaves or 1 small bunch
  • 1/4 cup Coriander leaves optional
  • 1/2 Cup Toor Dal
  • 1 No Onion medium size
  • 2 No Tomatoes
  • 3-4 No Green Chilly
  • 6 Garlic Cloves
  • 1/2 Tbsp Salt or as required

For Masala Paste

  • 1/2 cup Fresh Grated Coconut
  • 1/2 Tsp Tamarind ,firmly pressed
  • 2 Tbsp Sambar Powder

For Tempering

  • 2-3 Tsp Cooking Oil
  • 1/2 Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 2 sprigs Curry Leaves
  • 2 No Dry Red Chilli ,Broken
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida
  • 1 small Onion , Quartered and crushed
  • 3 Garlic cloves ,crushed

Instructions

  • Clean all the green and thoroughly wash . Roughly chop greens .Rinse and wash Toor dal.
  • In pressure cooker,add toor dal,onion, 6 cloves of garlic,tomatoes,green chilly and all greens.Add 1 cup of water and pressure cook for a whistle
  • When pressure is released on its own,drain the water and keep it aside. Allow it to cool .
  • Once cooled , place all the above cooked greens and dal into a mixer/processor and blend/ process for 3-5 seconds such that everything is blended well.
  • In a small mixer jar,add fresh coconut,tamarind and sambar powder to a very smooth paste by adding little water.
  • Take a pan,heat oil,add mustard seeds once it sputters add all the seasoning ingredients listed above in order.
  • Fry Onion and garlic for a 2 minutes,add the above grounded coconut paste fry well till oil leaves the corners.
  • For this add cooked and mashed greens,mix well.Add drained water and also about 3 cups of water,add salt to taste. Once it starts to boil,turn off the heat.
  • Masida soppu saaru will be ready to serve .Serve this curry along with Ragi Balls or Rice .I served this along with less polished white rice grown in our land.

Notes

  • If you are not using coconut,then soak tamarind in water,extract the juice out of it for this mix sambar powder and add it after adding mashed greens.
  • You can use any assorted Green leafy vegetables of your choice except gongura and Nugge soppu/Drumstick leaves.If you add more greens,then adjust curry powder accordingly.

Step by step Directions on making of Masida Soppu Saaru :

Wash toor dal and all leafy vegetables.Take a pressure cooker,add toor dal,onion, 6 cloves of garlic,tomatoes,green chilly and all greens.Add 1 cup of water and pressure cook for a whistle.

Masida Soppu Saaru

Once pressure is released on its own,drain the cooked stock and reserve it for latter use. Allow it to cool . Place all the above cooked greens and dal into a mixer/processor. Blend/ process for 3-5 seconds such that everything is blended well.

Masida Soppu Saaru

In a small mixer jar,add fresh coconut,tamarind and sambar powder  to a very smooth paste by adding little water.

Masida Soppu Saaru

In a pan,heat oil,add mustard seeds once it sputters add all the seasoning ingredients listed above in order. Fry Onion and garlic for a 2 minutes,add the above grounded coconut paste fry well till oil leaves the corners.

Masida Soppu Saaru

For this add cooked and mashed greens,mix well.Add drained water and also about 3 cups of water,add salt to taste. Once it starts to boil,turn off the heat.

Masida Soppu Saaru

Masida soppu saaru will be ready to serve .Serve this curry along with Ragi Balls or Rice  .I served this along with less polished white rice grown in our land .

Masida Soppu Saaru

Post is re edited on 14/11/2018 and feature images are changed.

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  1. Hi,
    I liked your blog.I am also from karnataka.Today,I am going to try your garlic naan.For massoppu saaru ,curry power is rasam powder or sambar powder.Please do reply.
    Regards,
    Shwetha

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