Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Dil leaves Coconut Rice

Di leaves (Sabbassige or Sabsige soppu) and Coconut rice is a main dish and we can eat them at any time for the day like for breakfast, lunch or as snack or even dinner. We can even pack for lunch or when you going for a picnic or traveling.

Lets see some benefits of eating Dil Leaves:
Dil Leaves have significant amount of Vitamin A and Vitamin C and good amount of folate, iron and manganese.Dil leaves helps in digestion. They are good for relieving constipation. They are very good for people who are suffering from Insomnia and help the people to get good sleep at night. The calcium content in Dil leaves helps to keep bone strong. Calcium and other minerals are a key component helps in proper growth and development of bones and the repair of injured bones as well. Dil leaves are good for people who are suffering from diabetes. They also good for excess gas, hiccups and immune system.

Here is a recipe of Dil Leaves Coconut rice with Gooseberry Tokku . Its mild and all age group will surely enjoy.

Things Needed :

Dil Leaves : 1 bundle (Big)
Raw Rice : 2 Cups
Goose berry dry pickle (Tokku ) : 2 Table spoon
Oil : 1 Table spoon
Ghee : 1Table spoon
Curry leaves : 8 to 10
Coriander leaves : 2 Table spoons
Salt : according to the taste.
Mustard seeds :  1 Tea spoon
Urid Dal : 1 Tea spoon
Turmeric powder : a little

Method :

1. Wash and cook rice in a pressure cooker and leave it for cooling.
2. Wash and cut Dil leaves into small and leave it aside. Wash and cut coriander leaves, 1 green chilly and curry leaves.
3. Grate coconut and keep it aside.
4. Now keep a big pan on the fire, add oil and heat. Put mustard seeds and urid dal.

5. Let the mustard seeds splutter. .Add curry leaves and green chilly
6.. Add Dil leaves and fry it till they turn soft. Add turmeric powder.

7. Now add Gooseberry tokku and mix it well.

8. Add cooked rice and mix it well. Add grated coconut and mix it well. Add coriander leaves and ghee at the end stir once slowly and shift Dil leaves Coconut Rice to the serving bowl.

Note :

 Do not over cook rice.Using a tea spoon of oil while cooking rice helps to keep the rice grain separately. Add red chilly or green chilly if you want the dish to be spicy. You can use mustard seeds, red chilly ground mixture instead of Goose Berry Tokku.
Time :  40 miutes.
Serves : 4 to 5.
You can serve them with a cup of curd .


  1. wow! this looks so yummy and so very healthy!

  2. Flavorful rice...... Like the way you use dill, looks tasty !!

  3. Hi dear! Hope u r doing well! Wanted to invite u to my very 1st event Back to School Lunch Ideas :) Ur participation will be mostt welcomed :)

  4. This really delicious flavorful rice. thanks for sharing the recipe.


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