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Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables and it can be prepared in many ways.  Since it has wonderful health benefits make sure to include them in your diet in healthier way like steaming the kale, adding them to soup, Salad etc.  There are several varieties of kale; these include curly kale, ornamental kale and dinosaur kale(Tuscan kale) which differ in taste, texture, and appearance.  The recipe which I am posting today is stir fried kale in which I have used curly kale. It is deep green in color which has a ruffle leaves with a lively pungent flavor and delicious bitter peppery qualities.  Again for this recipe you can use any variety of kale.  But personally for stir fries I love to use thick leaves which will retain it shape even when cooked with other Indian spices.

I do miss lot of Indian green leafy vegetables but this kale is a rescue.   I use kale as a substitute for the recipes I make using Indian greens.  You can also follow the same recipe for Swiss chard, Beet greens as well.

For healthy munching here try this KALE CHIPS which I have posted earlier.



Kale - 1 big bunch
Red chillies - 2
Garlic clove - 10 sliced
Red Onion - 1 big sliced
Cayenne pepper/Red chilli powder - 2 tsp (Use according to your spice level)
Salt as needed
Water - 1 cup (You need 1 cup of water if the leaf is thick, if you choose tender variety of kale you need not use this much amount of water instead sprinkle with little water while sautéing.
Oil - 2 tsp (U can use any oil for this, I use Olive oil)

Before you proceed with the process make sure you clean it sufficiently as the curly corners can trap dirt and you will end up with bad experiences.  First strip the leaves from the tough stem.  Fill water in a big bowl and plunge the whole pile of kale into it, shake the leaves vigorously and let them sit for five minutes.  Remove the leaves from the water. Change the water and do the same couple of times and drain them in the colander.  Now chop the Kale to 1/4 inch pieces using knife and proceed with the recipe....

Method :


Note :

1.  You can also substitute red chilli powder with pepper powder.  Use according to your spice level.

Enjoy Dhal, Steamed basmati rice with Stir fried kale along with little ghee (brown butter) !!!

sathya  – (September 17, 2012 at 6:48 PM)  

Wonderful stir fry! Missing it after moving to SG.

Appetite Treats

great-secret-of-life  – (September 17, 2012 at 10:03 PM)  

So healthy Kale..

Reshmi Mahesh  – (September 17, 2012 at 11:26 PM)  

Yummy stir fry...Love your clicks...Beautiful..

Suhaina  – (September 18, 2012 at 1:52 AM)  

This looks so good and love all the beautiful clicks. Too good.

Priya Suresh  – (September 18, 2012 at 3:59 AM)  

I can have this healthy stir fry simply with a bowl of rice.

Zareena  – (September 19, 2012 at 2:08 PM)  

Nice post and as usual amazing clicks.

Raks  – (September 20, 2012 at 1:10 AM)  

Kale is something new to me, sounds delicious

Renata  – (September 20, 2012 at 7:50 AM)  

I never tried it but sounds delicious! Beautiful pics!

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