Saturday, 27 July 2013

Basale Soppu Sasme

Basale Soppu is Kannada name for Malabar spinach. Its  called Bengali: Pui shak ,Oriya:Poi saaga,Konkani: Valchi bhaji (Vauchi bhaji),Kannada: Basale soppu,Telugu: (Bachhali),Tamil: Kodip pasaLi,Tulu: Basale,Marathi; malayu,Gujarati: Poi ni bhaji.
Typical of leafy vegetable Malabar Spinach is rich in Vitamin A,Vitamin C,Iron and Calcium.Low in calorie but rich in protiens. The succulent mucilage is a particularly rich source of soluble fiber. Among many other possibilities, Malabar spinach may be used to thickensoups or stir-fries with garlic and chili peppers.( courtesy wikipedia)


 Sasme or Sasve is basically a stir fried Basale leaves mixed with coconut and other spices. Usually eaten with Rice or even tastes good with Jowar Roti. Its considered a good food during Summers as it acts a coolant.

Ingredients Required:-

  • a Bunch of basale soppu
  • 1/4 of coconut 
  • 2-3 Green Chillies as per taste
  • 1 tspn of Urad dal
  • 3 tspn of mustard seeds
  • 1 tspn of turmeric powder
  • 1-2 red chillies (broken into two)
  • 4-5 tspn of Thick Yogurt
  • Salt to taste
Procedure to make:-
  • Wash and spread the basale leaves to dry.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add Urad dal,1 tspn of mustard seeds,red chillies and after the mustard splutters add the dried Basale leaves which are chopped.
  • Let it cook till done. 
  • Remove from flame and keep aside till cools.
  • Now in mixie/blender blend together coconut,turmeric powder,2 tspn of mustard seeds,green chillies in to fine paste.
  • Once the Basale leaves cools down add the ground coconut paste to it and  mix well.
  • Add Yogurt and mix well.
  • Add salt to taste.

Malabar Spinach Recipe

Serve with Steamed Rice.