Aug 25, 2012

Kale Stir-Fry

I have heard some comments from my colleagues on how challenging it is to eat kale and making it edible. They are asking me if I have any recipes with it, I have only browsed it in stores, but never experimented with it. Then one of my colleague Praveena, shared that she sautes it with onion and serves along with rice and also she stressed the high nutrition values that it comes with. This is very high in Vitamin K and Calcium and rich in Fiber and is considered as the best anti-inflammatory food. So why not eat it more...Of course once we make it edible...!!!  I made a stir-fry with it along with garlic and some lentils, and hesitantly served my family (wondering how they react to it), and to my surprise it came out as the winner leaving the empty bowl after the dinner. Now, I have added Kale to my regular grocery list as I have a keeper recipe for it. Here is the recipe, Enjoy!

Kale Stir-Fry
recipe source: Praveena's Kitchen

Kale - 1 bunch ( 4 to 5 big stems)
Onion - 1 medium
Green Chili - 2 small
Garlic - 1 Tbsp ( minced)
Chana Dal - 1 Tbsp
Urad Dal - 1 Tbsp
cumin seeds - 1 tsp
mustard seeds - 1 tsp
salt - 1tsp
black pepper - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp

Preparatory Steps:
Trim the thick stems (with out leaves) at the bottom. and separate the leaves from the stem in the medium part. chop the leaves along with stem on the edge. wash them and drain them and keep it ready.


  1. Heat the oil in nonstick - pan.
  2. Once the oil is hot, add Chana dal, followed by Urad dal. wait until they turn light golden color. Then add cumin seeds and mustard seeds.
  3. Add chopped or minced garlic and saute for 1 min.
  4. Add green chili, followed by chopped onion.  Saute for 2 to 3 min, until the raw smell goes away. Add black pepper to onion mix. 
  5. Now add the Kale to the pan. and stir-fry it on high for 2 min, until the leaves wilts. add salt. and saute for 2 more minutes. taste and adjust all the seasonings.
  6. Turn off the heat and transfer to serving Bowl.

Serve with hot white rice and taste the yumminess... of this nutritious green...!!

take care will be back with one more recipe..



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