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Mar 3, 2015

Kale Stir Fry | Kale Poriyal Recipe | Indian Kale Recipes

Kale Stir Fry
Kale or borecole (Brassica oleracea Acephala Group) is a vegetable with green or purple leaves, in which the central leaves do not form a head. It is considered to be closer to wild cabbage than most domesticated forms of vegetables, wiki says. Kale is rich in Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Iron, Magnesium,  anit oxidants etc.,Most important health benefits of consuming Kale regularly helps in blood glucose control in Diabetes and also lowers the blood pressure. Though I cook Kale dishes often, never get a chance to click and share here.
Like Broccoli, Kale also suits well with Indian spices and Indian recipes. The taste of Kale Poriyal is similar to that Drumstick leaves Poriyal. Though the fresh kale has different flavor from Drumstick leaves, the cooked one tastes like Drumtick leaves. I love drumstick leaves recipes a lot, but I do not see here often. So, started using Kale in place of Drumstick leaves. This Kale Poriyal is a simple recipe and makes a perfect accompaniment for Rice & Rasam or with Curd Rice, Lemon Rice & Sambar Sadham. We had Kale Poriyal with plain rice, Brinjal Puli kuzhambu, Vazhakkai Varuval & Fresh Homemade Curd.

Kale Poriyal
Kale Poriyal Recipe
Prep Time : 5 minutes | Cook Time : 8-10 minutes
Serves   4
Kale Poriyal
  1. Kale  1 bunch( I use Organic Kale)
  2. Onion   1 medium(finely chopped)
  3. Dry Red Chilli   2 no.(broken)
  4. Turmeric Powder  a pinch(optional)
  5. Coconut, shredded   2 tsp(fresh or frozen)
  6. Salt    to taste
To Temper
  1. Oil   2 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds   1/4 tsp
  3. Channa dal   2 tsp
  4. Urad dal   1 tsp
  • Wash kale leaves, drain well and remove the center thick vein and chop the leaves finely or use Food processor pulse mode for few seconds to chop.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds allow to splutter.
  • And add chana dal & urad dal fry till golden brown, then add the dry chillies and chopped onions.
  • Fry the onion for 2 minutes and then add chopped kale.

  • Add a pinch of turmeric powder n stir well then add 1/4 cup water and close it with a lid and cook for 6-7 minutes.
  • After that open the lid and give a gentle stir and now add shredded coconut and stir fry for a minute. 
  • That's it...healthy n tasty Kale poriyal ready.
You can also add 2-3 tbsp of cooked yellow moongdal or tuval dal along with coconut and cook it.
Adding dal gives nice taste and also more healthy.

Kale Poriyal Recipe


  1. Wow!!! Looks terrific! I had got a Kale plant recently, but that one was not edible :)


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