Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Hongone masoppu (Sessile Joyweed Curry)

My grandmom used to & even now prepare kajal (kannu kappu) with honagone soppu; according to her it is very good for eyes :))

Kannada :Hongone Soppu, English: Sessile Joyweed, Tamil: Ponnanganni Kerai (Courtesy Lakshmi)
I had got a big bunch of hongone soppu from the market last week & was wondering what could I prepare with so much of soppu. First day, I prepared palya(stir fry) with it & was wondering what else could be prepared. Later, thought of preparing sambar, but I had never prepared sambar with this or seen anybody preparing sambar. My mom & granny also used to prepare only palya. I have never seen my in-laws using this, so was in a confusion..., then the thing that struct me was masoppu (English translation: Masoppu means., masediro soppu => mashed greens).

I gave a try & the dish was sold out FDFS(First Day First Show) & was a super duper hit.
I could not even take a picture of the masoppu prepared, nothing was left :((
Anyways, who needs the picture, what we all need is the right recipe..

  1. 1 bunch (washed & chopped) hongone soppu
  2. 1 medium sized onion
  3. 2-3 tomatoes (if the tomatoes are not sour, you may end up adding more !!)
  4. 3 green chillies
  5. 1 pod garlic (minced & finely chopped)
  6. 2 tablespoons of Toor Dal
  7. 2 cups water
  8. Salt according to taste.

For tempering:
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 pod garlic finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon jeera
  • 3-4 curry leaves
  • 1-2 red chillies
  • Put all the ingredients from 1-7 in a cooker & pressure cook for 3 whistles
  • Allow the cooked mixture to cool
  • Once cool, put the mixture in a blender & just run the blender for 10-15 secs (It should not become a very smooth paste).
  • Heat a pan, add oil. When oil is hot, add mustard & jeera to it. When seeds crackle, add garlic, chillies & curry leaves.
  • To this add the mixture(from the blender), add salt according to taste & boil for 5 mins.
  • Hongone masoppu is ready, tastes great with rice & papad/chips.

I took a photo of my plate & here it is..,
Next time, when I prepare, I'll put the photo of masoppu ;))


  1. I love the aroma of hongone soppu. Kankapppu madthare anthe evathe ri gothagiddu. Namma amma bili nandbatlu hoovinda madtha idru...

  2. howdu madthare, aadre alli chikka chikka yele iro hongone sigutte nodiddira? adaralli madthare & bili nandbatlu hoovinalloo madthare :)
    Shringeri kade irovru.., haralenne inda kooda madthare :))



Thanks for visiting 'Savi-Ruchi'. I would try my best to update the blog with new & interesting recipes.
Hope you had nice time in my blog & feel free to share your comments.
Visit Again!!

Featured Post

Noodles and Vegetables with Honey Ginger Sauce

Am I the only one who crave for noodles when sick with cold and sore throat? I love this noodles with honey-ginger sauce and it is perfe...