Basale sambar recipe | How to make basale soppu huli | Basale koddel | Malabar spinach sambar

By Latha on October 12th, 2017

basale soppu sambar or basale koddel recipe

Basale sambar or basale soppu huli recipe explained with step by step pictures. Basale sambar is prepared using malabar spinach, lentils, coconut and fresh ground masala. This is a very tasty sambar recipe prepared using basale soppu or malabar spinach leaves. In Karnataka sambar is called by different names like "Huli" or "Huli-saaru" in malnad region, "Koddel" or "Huli" in mangalore and udupi region, "saaru" or "sambar" in rest of the places.

Basale soppu or malabar spinach is very good for health. I have posted one more basale soppu thambli recipe on this website, which is a simple and tasty gravy recipe. Malabar spinach leaves are very common across Karavali (Udupi-Mangaluru) and Malnad region of Karnataka. And this recipe is very tasty and is signature dish of my Mother-in-law. I have added black eyed beans (or lobia) in this recipe, which enhances the taste and makes the sambar more yummy. You can also replace it with roasted horse gram. And if you can't get these leaves, don't worry just replace it with palak leaves. You can find palak sambar recipe here.

If you are looking for more sambar recipes then do check my amaranthus or harive soppina huli, dill leaves rasam, bendekayi kayirasa, massoppu, yellow cucumber sambar, tomato rasam, recipes from doddapatre, shunti thambuli and okra sambar recipes.

Basale soppu sambar recipe

Preparation time: 5 min
Cooking time: 30 min
Serves: 4

Ingredients: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 1 bunch basale soppu or malabar spinach leaves
  2. 1/4 cup black eyed beans or lobia or alasande kalu (or roasted horse gram)
  3. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  4. 2 tsp crystal salt (or as per your taste)
  5. Small marble sized tamarind

Ingredients for masala: (measuring cup used = 240ml)

  1. 1 cup grated coconut
  2. 2 - 4 red chili
  3. 2 tsp coriander seeds
  4. 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  5. 2 cloves of garlic
  6. 1 tsp cooking oil

Ingredients for tempering:

  1. 1 red chili
  2. 5 - 6 curry leaves
  3. 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  4. 1 tsp cooking oil

Instruction for making basale sambar or basale koddel:

  1. Separate the leaves and stems of malabar spinach leaves. Also check for any worms or spider web. Then rinse it thoroughly.basale or malabar spinach leaves for basale sambar or huli or koddel
  2. In a pressure cooker take black eyed beans (lobia) and rinse it. Please note you can also use roasted horsegram.black eyed beans for basale sambar or huli or koddel
  3. Next cut only the stem part of malabar spinach into finger length pieces and add it into the same cooker. Add 1/2 cup of water and cook them by making 1 whistle.cooking beans and stem for basale sambar or huli or koddel
  4. Meanwhile chop the cleaned leaves. Add it into the same cooker, which has half cooked stem and beans. Add in salt and turmeric powder. Add in half a cup of water and cook by making 1 or 2 whistles.cooking dal for basale sambar or huli or koddel
  5. Take the ingredients listed under "for masala" and fry until mustard seed splutters using a tsp of oil. Please note, garlic should not be fried. Fry red chili, coriander seeds and mustard seeds.spices for basale sambar or huli or koddel
  6. Grind roasted spices and grated coconut using a mixer grinder. Use required water and grind until smooth.grinding masala for basale sambar or huli or koddel
  7. At the end add in peeled garlic and coarse grind it.garlic for basale sambar or huli or koddel
  8. Then add this ground masala into the cooker, which has cooked vegetables and dal. Add in required salt and tamarind extract.salt and masala for basale sambar or huli or koddel
  9. Add in tamarind extract and required salt.tamarind for basale sambar or huli or koddel
  10. Add in required water, mix well and bring it to boil.boiling basale sambar or huli or koddel
  11. Temper it with oil, red chili, mustard seeds and curry leaves. Serve tasty basale koddel or basale soppu sambar with hot rice.tempering basale sambar or huli or koddel

Dear reader, We have a Kannada version of this recipe. Click here to read this recipe in Kannada.

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