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dill leaves recipe

tasty, healthy and aromatic one-pot recipe of dill leaves with potatoes. goes very well as a side dish with chapati, phulka and dal-rice. this dill leaves recipe is made with minimal ingredients and spiced with garlic, turmeric and red chilli powder.

4.34 from 3 votes
total time:
30minutes

dill leaves recipe with step by step pics. this is an easy, one-pot recipe of dill leaves with potatoes made with minimal ingredients. this is a dry dish and can be called as aloo suva recipe in hindi. dill leaves are known as ‘suva’ in hindi and ‘shepu’ in marathi. potatoes are called as ‘aloo’ in hindi. 

dill leaves recipe

dill leaves have a strong aroma and a slightly pungent taste. nevertheless, these aromatic greens make for a nice dish by itself or in combination with another vegetable or legume. you could add dill leaves to spice up a salad, flavor a dal or sambar or make a simple sabzi.

my mother usually used to make sabzi or bhaji as i call them from dill leaves. one recipe used to be with potatoes and the other one used to be with soaked moong dal that is suva moong dal sabzi recipe.

both of these dill leaves recipes used to go very well with chapatis and rice-dal combo. dill leaves add a lot of flavor and punch to any dish, be it in salads, pasta and even in pakoras. i have also posted the recipes of dill leaves pakora and dill leaves raita.

the dill leaves recipe which I have posted here is very simple and easy to make. for this recipe, we only add chopped garlic, red chilli powder, and turmeric powder. no other seasoning is added. since garlic is added, this sabzi has a garlicky flavor and tastes good. both dill leaves and garlic are a winning combination. so the result is a superb dill leaves sabzi spiced with garlic.

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dill leaves recipe

4.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:30 mins
tasty, healthy and aromatic one-pot recipe of dill leaves with potatoes. goes very well as a side dish with chapati, phulka and dal-rice. this dill leaves recipe is made with minimal ingredients and spiced with garlic, turmeric and red chilli powder.
dill leaves recipe
Course:side dish
Cuisine:indian
Servings:3
Calories:155kcal

INGREDIENTS FOR dill leaves recipe

(1 CUP = 250 ML)
  • 2 tablespoon oil - peanut oil or sunflower oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic or 7 to 8 small to medium sized garlic, finely chopped (lahsun), finely chopped
  • 1 to 1.25 cups chopped potato cubes or 2 to 3 medium sized potatoes , cut in cubes (aloo)
  • 3.5 to 4 cups dill leaves , chopped or 250 to 275 grams (suva or shepu)
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ½ teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder
  • salt as required
  • ⅓ to ½ cup water or add as required

HOW TO MAKE dill leaves recipe

preparation for dill leaves recipe

  • remove the dill leaves (suva) from the stems. rinse dill leaves thoroughly in water. drain all the water using a colander or strainer.
  • chop the dill leaves.
  • also rinse, peel and chop 2 to 3 medium-sized potatoes. tip - chop the potatoes in smaller cubes or wedges so that they get cooked faster.
  • peel, rinse and finely chop the garlic.

sautéing potatoes for dill leaves recipe

  • in a kadai or a pan heat 2 tablespoons oil. for a pungent flavor, you can even use mustard oil. keep the flame to a low.
  • add the chopped garlic and mix with the oil. 
  • fry for 3 to 4 seconds.
  • add the chopped potatoes and mix well. 
  • stirring often saute potatoes for 3 to 4 minutes on a low flame.
  • add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder and ½ kashmiri red chilli powder. mix these two spice powders very well with the potatoes.

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  • now add the chopped dill leaves (suva or shepu) and mix everything very well.
  • add salt and mix well. tip - add less salt and after the recipe is done, then you can add more salt if required. 
  • add ⅓ to ½ cup water. stir and mix. 
  • cover and cook the dill leaves & potatoes on a low flame. 
  • check in between a couple of times to see if the water has not dried up. if the water dries up, you could add some more water.
  • cook till the potatoes are done. do not overcook the potatoes. 
  • this dill leaves recipe is a dry dish, so ensure that no water remains once the potatoes are cooked. if there is any water left, then cook without lid and let all the water get evaporated. then switch off the flame. 
  • serve aloo suva sabzi with chapatis or as a side dish with rice, dal or sambar or rasam. 

RECIPE TIPS

  • you can increase the amount of kashmiri red chilli powder if you want. 
  • 1 to 2 green chillies can be added instead of kashmiri red chilli powder.
  • the recipe can be halved or doubled. 
  • add water as required for cooking potatoes. in the water dries up and the potatoes are not cooked, then add some more water. cover and continue to cook. 
  • baby potatoes also work very well in this recipe and can be added instead of regular potatoes. 
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preparation for dill leaves recipe

1. take 250 to 275 grams dill leaves bunch. remove the dill leaves (suva) from the stems. rinse dill leaves thoroughly in water. drain all the water using a colander or strainer. you will need 3.5 to 4 cups chopped dill leaves.

dill leaves, suva

2. chop the dill leaves. also rinse, peel and chop 2 to 3 medium-sized potatoes. you will need 1 to 1.25 cups chopped potatoes. peel, rinse and finely chop 7 to 8 small to medium sized garlic. you will need 1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic. keep aside.  tip – chop the potatoes in smaller cubes or wedges so that they get cooked faster.

dill leaves, suva

sauteing potatoes for dill leaves recipe

3. in a kadai or a pan heat 2 tablespoons oil. you can use sunflower oil or peanut oil. for a pungent flavor, you can even use mustard oil. keep the flame to a low. add the chopped garlic.

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4. mix well.

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5. fry for 3 to 4 seconds.

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6. add the chopped potatoes.

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7. mix the potatoes with the garlic and oil mixture.

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8. stirring often saute potatoes for 3 to 4 minutes on a low flame.

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9. add ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder and ½ teaspoon kashmiri red chilli powder.

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10. mix these two spice powders very well with the potatoes. keep the flame to a low so that the spices do not get burnt.

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making dill leaves recipe

11. now add the chopped dill leaves (suva or shepu).

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12. mix everything very well.

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13. add salt. tip – add less salt and after the recipe is done, then you can add more salt. the dill leaves wilt and shrink in size after cooking. while initially, the leaves look a lot and plenty, after cooking the portion looks comparatively less. thus the addition of salt can become more if you consider the proportion of fresh dill leaves. it is better to add less salt first and then later you can add more if required.

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14. mix again.

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15. add ⅓ to ½ cup water.

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16. mix again well.

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17. cover and cook the dill leaves & potatoes.

making dill leaves recipe

18. check in between a couple of times to see if the water has not dried up. if the water dries up, you could add some more water.

dill leaves recipe

19. cook till the potatoes are cooked and tender. do not overcook the potatoes.

dill leaves recipe

20. this dill leaves recipe is a dry dish, so ensure that no water remains once the potatoes are cooked. if there is any water left, then cook without lid and let all the water get evaporated. then switch off the flame.

dill leaves recipe

21. serve aloo suva sabzi with chapatis or the humble yet tasty combination of dal tadka with rice.

aloo suva recipe


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dassana amit

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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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15 comments/reviews

  1. Tip: it is better to cook the potatoes in the water before adding dill leaves. If dill leaves are cooked in water then they loose their color . Once potatoes are cooked and almost all the water is dry then add dill leaves and cook it covered for few minutes .

  2. Hi Dassana,

    I am an ardent fan of ur blog. Love love love ur recipes n clicks.I hv a request. .u mentioned in the beginning of this entry that dill leaves are also made in combination vit mung dal. Could you please post the recipe?

    Thank you so much..

    ALIYA

    • Hi, it’s also made with Maash ki daal and spinach. Which is an outstanding dish I sip it up like soup,

      For this recipe here I’d like to add. A few changed if anyone wishes for more “masala”.
      Start with soften some onion not brown. Then add ginger garlic fry for a few mins add potato, CRUSHED chilli pepper, a dash of turmeric and 2-3 tomatoes (depending on size) and close the lid for a few mins. Once potatoes are half way tender add dill (generous amount) and once again close lid until done , turn heat high and stir until oil rises. Add cilantro ,

  3. Thanks for this delicious recipe. I served it with your spinach dal and very simple yoghurt and lime on the side – the yoghurt and dill were sublime together. I’ve only just discovered your blog and all of the recipes sound beautiful – can’t wait back to try more.

    • thank you sarah. you are lucky to have a garden and harvest herbs and plants in your garden. you also have a wonderful blog. am glad you liked the recipe.

      thanks for mentioning my recipe and linking back to the recipe. i too love dill leaves and add them in my recipes a lot.

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