Shepu Bhaaji (Stir-fry Dill)

shepu or sabasgi bhaji
Dill is known as Shepu in Marathi and Sabasgi Soppu in Kannada.  Dill has a peculiar aroma.  This is the way my Mom makes and I love it with Bhakri.  You can add mung dal/Split mung beans instead of chana dal.

Dill/Shepu/Sabasgi - a bunch
Chana Dal/Split Chickpeas - 1/4 cup (optional)
Onions - 2 medium
Cumin/Jeera Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Green chillies - 6
Garlic - 5 cloves

1. Soak chana dal in water for 20 - 30 minutes. If you soak it longer, it will take lesser time to cook.
2. Crush the garlic cloves and medium chop the onions.  Pick the dill leaflets and tender stems.  Wash them well. Roughly chop the leaves and finely chop the stems.
shepu or dill or sabasgi
3. Heat about 2 tbsp oil in a kadhai/wok and add cumin seeds, crushed garlic.  When the garlic turns slightly brown, add onions.  Saute onions till soft.
4. Now add soaked and washed dal.  Also, 1 cup water and cook it covered.  Keep checking after every 5 minutes.  Add more water if required.  Do not add salt while cooking dal.
5. After dal turns soft, add chopped dill, lengthwise slit green chillies and cook it covered.  Dill leaves will start wilting.  Lastly, add salt and saute till all the moisture is lost.  At this point, you can also add 1/4 tsp garam masala or any spice mix.
6. Serve Shepu bhaaji with chapati or rice bhakri.


  1. Uma,,the recipe sounds great looks fresh n greenish with lot of onions.I hv nt tried this greens yet dear after seeing ur's sure will try to find that greens...thanks for sharing ,take care n keep on smiling..

  2. good..Gurl..u gootta treasure!!!!
    nice recipe!!

  3. Simply the best and delicious!!

  4. simple and easy flavorful curry....perfect with roti...

  5. Lovely...great recipe for greens..never made a dish with dill itself..

  6. Easy and very healthy recipe.Never heard it before.Will try it soon...

  7. wow nice healthy n delicious veggy...

  8. Wow wat a fabulous and healthy curry..looks yummm!

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  10. Thanks Sathya, Sushma, Harman, Jagruti, Swapna, Gulmohar, Premalatha, Panchpakwan, Siddhi, Priya for the lovely comments.
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  11. looks delicious nice recipe uma..never tried to prepare anything with this dill leaves..
    variety of dishes are always interesting.Thanks for sharing this

  12. simple yet healthy..looks so flavorful

  13. Thanks Prani and Deepa for stopping by! I appreciate your comments.

  14. Very good recipe and looks great with roti

  15. Yeah Krishnaveni, for a healthy change this greens curry goes well.

  16. i tried this today, its really nice with chapati and puri :)

    1. Hey Shweta, am glad to know it turned out well for you. Your feedback means a lot to me :)


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