Mustard flavored Malabar Spinach Soup / (Bachhali Koora Ava Pulusu)

It's been a hectic month so far for me. Some how managed to take few pics of tonight's dinner preparations. Result of those pics is this post. Healthy and delicious Green leaf soup a.k.a Malabar Spinach soup. In my mother tongue this vegetable is called "Bachhali". Very healthy and full of nutritious leaf vegetable.  Combination of Lentils(Mudda Pappu) and soup(Bachhali Pulusu) along with hot rice is divine. 


1 bunch of Bachalli(Malabar Spinach)
2 green chilies slit length wise (As per your spice level reduce the number of chilies)
pinch of turmeric

mustard paste:
2tbsp mustard seeds
2tbsp sesame seeds
4 red chilies (as per spice level)
1tbsp rice
small lime sized tamarind
Soak all the ingredients in water for 10 mts. Using a food processor or blender make it into smooth paste and keep it aside.

1tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1tsp oil
few curry leaves
1 red chili


Rinse and chop malabar spinach and cook using 1/2 cup of water along with green chilies, salt and pinch of turmeric.  Once the greens are cooked add the mustard sesame paste and 1 more cup of water and let it cook for 5 to 10 mts till the greens are cooked with spices. (Depending on the consistency add water if needed). Give a taste test and adjust the spices accordingly

Seasoning: In a separate pan heat oil add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, red chilies and curry leaves. Once mustard seeds starts splattering remove from heat and mix with soup

Serve with hot rice and lentils(Mudda Pappu)


  1. Hey Very nice recipe, please have a look at one of my palak recipe's

  2. What's your spice level for green chili