Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Dill Stir Fry - Dill ( suva ) sabzi or sabji

"Because when I shop, world gets better ! It's one of the historic or old time stereotypes, but it's also probably one of the most accurate that women love to shop."

I don't let go of any opportunity if comes to my way of shopping, that does not make me shopaholic, but certainly I absolutely enjoy shopping. In the past Mum and now daughter, it's all in our genes, however not in those category where lot of women shop until they drop. Since I was a little girl, I enjoyed going shopping, while I was young, colourful toys and books were catching my eyes, in teenage days had an insatiable hunger for shoes, bags and sparkly things, after getting married kitchen and home departments draws my attention and currently I can not resist myself in buying small and cute props for my blog, although my shopping pattern changed time to time, only one thing never changed that to go to food markets or grocery stores..fresh produces always attracts me, whether I was young girl, teenage or now as woman. I never thought of a going to sabji bazaar ( food markets ) as a chore or any kind of a burden. Actually I started doing our grocery shopping, since I was 13-14 and by age of 16-17 it was my responsibility was to decide what dinner will be and what to get to prepare for it, somehow mum knew that I can handle cooking department with ease :)

In the food markets or grocery stores I behave like a kid in a candy store, with a range of fresh ,colourful produces almost makes me drool, particularly green and leafy vegetables makes my eyes twinkle,  automatically I get pulled towards  it and I get carried away in filling my basket. Fresh spinach, fenugreek bunches, amaranth leaves, mustard leaves and herbs like coriander, mint and parsley are regular items in my food list, nonetheless I missed out a lot on Dill ( suva bhaji ), and barely brought it to my kitchen, although I knew how brilliant Dill can be for us, it's a unique healthy herb.

We hardly ate Dill, because I didn't have many recipes simple as that, maybe once or twice in a year when I prepare Tzatziki, until my fellow blogger and close friend Nivedita gave me this recipe last year. Without any further delay I fetched one bunch only for myself, and prepared Dill sabzi same evening. While I was cooking, hubs entered the kitchen and looked intrigued, told him wait until you try. after trying one spoon, he asked me can you make it again ? He said oh boy, what a tremendous taste it was :) Well, I had to broadcast this news to daughter, studying far from home, her replying text was "next week I am coming home, prepare it then! " Still I prepared this sabzi next day for hubs and son, we were hooked on it and surely hungry for more Dill recipes :)

When daughter first ate this sabzi, she couldn't believe how good it tasted. She described the flavour as fresh yet totally flavourful. She immediately said that this dish had to stay on the menu! When I told her how easy the dish is to make and how little ingredients went into the dish she was amazed! She was surprised that a sabzi could be made out of a herb !!!!!

suva bhaji, dill bhaji, suva bhaji sabzi
Yield: 6-8 servings

Suva Bhaji - Dill Stir Fry

Suva Bhaji - Dill Stir Fry

Abounding of nutrients, fresh and tasty Dill sabzi nothing but a full of goodness. So simple to make, you cannot wish for anything better!
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 15 Mtotal time: 25 M


  • 4 Dill bunches
  • 8-10 Green chillies (hot )
  • 12-15 Garlic cloves
  • to taste salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Coriander and cumin powder
  • 4-5 tbsp. Oil


How to cook Suva Bhaji - Dill Stir Fry

  1. Wash the dill leaves with water, and roughly chop them and crush chillies and garlic cloves.
  2. Heat oil in a heavy bottom kadai or pan, add crushed garlic and chillies.
  3. Saute for a few minutes, till garlic turns light pink start adding chopped dill leaves.
  4. Keep stirring and mixing dill leaves.
  5. Add turmeric powder and coriander and cumin powder.
  6. Keep mixing the sabzi for 2-3 minutes, add salt.
  7. Cook sabzi about 8-10 minutes.
  8. Switch off the heat.
  9. Serve hot with Roti or Paratha and salad.
  10. Enjoy!


You can increase or decrease the spice level of this sabzi.
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