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The beautiful leaves of the kale plant provide an earthy flavor and more nutritional value for fewer calories than almost any other food around.  Like broccoli, cauliflower and collards; kale is a descendant of the wild cabbage, a plant thought to have originated in Asia.  Kale can provide you with some special cholesterol-lowering benefits.  Kale’s risk-lowering benefits for cancer have recently been extended to at least five different types of cancer.  Kale is now recognized as providing comprehensive support for the body's detoxification system. 

We love kale in any form like sautéing, steaming etc.  Munching Kale in the form of chips is another way of including them in your diet.  I am sure you cannot stop at just eating one. There are umpteen number of ways you can flavor the kale. But here is a simple flavoring for Kale with spicy garlicky flavor.  Hope you enjoy the healthy post!!!



Kale - 2 bunches
Olive Oil - 2 tbsp
Cayenne/Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Garlic Powder - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp (Add according to your preference, usually I add very little)



1.  Tear the leaves from the stem/stalk to big or bite size pieces.( as it shrinks while baking).
2.  Rinse the kale in cold running water. Make sure there are no trace of mud or soil.
3. Dry them in the Kitchen towel.  There should not be any moisture.
4. Then mix the garlic powder, salt and Garlic powder with the olive oil.
5. Now massage the Kale leaves with this mixture until they are well coated.
6. Spread the Kale in the baking tray.
7. Bake them for 20 to 25 minutes in the 300f preheated oven, by flipping the Kale once every 10 minutes.
8. The time depends or varies in different oven.  Let it bake until it is crispy and make sure the edges are slightly brown but not burnt.


1. You can make chips with any type of Kale. The baking time depends on how thick the leaves are.
2. Play with your imagination by adding different flavors each time.  

3. You can also follow the same procedure with chard, spinach too

Jeyashris Kitchen  – (February 24, 2012 at 10:00 AM)  

Very New and interesting snack.Beautiful clicks too

Aarthi  – (February 24, 2012 at 10:01 AM)  

This looks totally delicious..I would love to try this..Bookmarked.


radha  – (February 24, 2012 at 10:02 AM)  

This seems like the crackling Spinach they serve at Mainland China, but a lot healthier.

Unknown  – (February 24, 2012 at 10:16 AM)  

Looks and sounds new to me..interesting recipe

Ambika  – (February 24, 2012 at 10:24 AM)  

Yum!! Love this Pavithra, I've always seen them fried and so never thought of making some myself. Baking is wonderful and love the garlic flavor that you've added!

Shanthi Krishnakumar  – (February 24, 2012 at 11:18 AM)  

Sounds interesting and the baked version is good

Anonymous –   – (February 24, 2012 at 11:21 AM)  

I've read about Kale chips on a number of blogs now and really want to try them. They sound gorgeous with that little hint of spice - the perfect healthy treat!

Perspectivemedley  – (February 24, 2012 at 12:55 PM)  

Hi.. real nice way to include kale into our diet.. thanks for sharing. looks very crunchy munchy!

Kanan Patel  – (February 24, 2012 at 4:39 PM)  

this is new to me. interesting. looks so crunchy and nice pictres.


Umm Mymoonah  – (February 24, 2012 at 10:47 PM)  

Very healthy one, will this work with spinach too?

Nandita SS  – (February 25, 2012 at 2:41 AM)  

The kale chips looks wonderful. Wish I acn lay my hands on kale :)

chef and her kitchen  – (February 25, 2012 at 4:35 AM)  

Never tasted kale...must b crunchy n tasty those chips..loved that jug shaped chopping board

MySpicyKitchen  – (February 25, 2012 at 7:12 AM)  

Healthy snack and we love it. I too bake these chips once in a while

San  – (February 25, 2012 at 1:38 PM)  

Simply superb and healthy kale chips to munch around pavi. I have been wanting to make these, thanks for sharing.

Shabitha Karthikeyan  – (February 25, 2012 at 3:40 PM)  

Lovely chips !! Awesome clicks and loved the cutting board..

Jayanthy Kumaran  – (February 25, 2012 at 6:40 PM)  

very new & delicious recipe...looks very appetizing..;)
Tasty Appetite

Anonymous –   – (February 27, 2012 at 12:16 AM)  

Kale chips are the best healthy snack I've eaten thus far. That looks irresistible :)

MyFudo™  – (February 29, 2012 at 4:49 AM)  

Light and crisp and healthy. I love spinach chips and I am sure kale will be really delicious too. Thanks!

Anonymous –   – (February 29, 2012 at 9:52 AM)  

I recently discovered kale and kale chips! It's literally my new favorite snack! Love them!

Anu Nandu  – (March 20, 2012 at 12:12 AM)  

Really Pavi..kale ah kooda uttuvekkalaya how..super!

glittermcgee  – (May 18, 2012 at 3:57 PM)  

How long do these last? Can you store them for a later date or must they all be eaten right away?

Unknown  – (August 10, 2012 at 12:11 PM)  

Made this today....yum! And so easy :)

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