Thagathe soppu is nothing but Cassia Tora or Senna Tora in English. It mainly grows as a weed in open grounds or road side in Rainy season. It is a very useful plant and mostly ignored by all. Leaves of this plant are not only used as a medicine; its seeds are also used widely in Ayurveda.
In our coastal belt, we do prepare lots of delicacies from its young leaves and this vade is one among them.
Dosa rice – ¾ cup
Chana dal – ¼ cup
Urad dal – 1 tbl sp
Roasted red chillies – 8 -1 0
Hing – ½ tsp to 1 tsp
Coconut – 1 tbl sp
Tamarind – 1 tsp
Chopped Thagathe leaves – 1 to 2 cups (according to the requirement)
– Wash and Soak rice and dal for 3 hours.
– At first grind coconut, hing, salt, red chillies in to paste.
– To this, add soaked rice and dal mix, grind this into a small rawa consistency by adding very little water.
– Remove from the mixer grinder, add chopped leaves and mix thoroughly.
-Heat oil in a small kadai. When it is hot, take bite size of batter and pat a little in your palm and deep fry.
-Serve this as a side dish with Dal – Rice or Rasam and rice.
Note: If you don’t have access to Cassia Tora leaves, instead you can use chopped methi or fenugreek leaves as well.