Kale Perugu Pachadi

BM #77 Week 3 Day 1

I will be presenting some healthy options for weekday lunches. I found that Kale is something I wanted to consume regularly and one of the best ways to consume this slightly bitter leaf is to use the baby leaves and also use it in Raita or yogurt based dip. 

That is what I did the other day. We ate it with rice as well as roti and it made a fantastic accompaniment. My husband who refuses to eat Kale in salads was sold on this perugu pachadi. On the other hand, my little one loves Baby Kale in her salad. 

Ingredients - 

Kale (I used Organic Baby Kale) 5 oz
Yogurt/Curds, beaten 2 cup (or as needed)
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Chana Dal 1 tsp, Jeera 1/2 tsp, Red chillies 1-2, Hing couple pinches, Curry leaves few)

To Grind - 
Green Chillies 3-4
Coconut 2 Tbsp
Mustard seeds Powder 1 1/2 Tbsp
Turmeric 1/8 tsp
Salt as per taste
Sugar 1/2 tsp (optional)

Kale Perugu Pachadi

Method Of Preparation -

Wash the kale leaves and drain. Saute them in a heated pan until they are cooked though. Remove from heat and set aside.

Grind the ingredients listed under 'To Grind' to a fine paste, adding as much yogurt/buttermilk as needed.

In a mixing bowl, add yogurt and the sauteed kale and using either a masher or an immersion blender, gently mash them together.

Add the ground paste to the yogurt-kale mixture and mix well. Adjust the flavors as needed.

In a small pan, heat oil and add the seasoning ingredients. After the dals are brown and the mustard seeds pop, remove and pour into the yogurt mixture.

Serve with rice as part of a meal.


Preparation Time 15 minutes
Serves 5-6
Posted by Harini R on Saturday, June 17, 2017


  1. What a fantastic way to incorporate kale in every day meals . I like the tempering in it , will make it so flavourful .

  2. Mayuri Patel Says:
  3. What a different way to use kale and make it palatable and interesting. Awesome recipe.

  4. Priya Suresh Says:
  5. Interesting way to add kale in our diet, pachadi sounds prefect and very innovative.

  6. Srivalli Says:
  7. Looking forward to your lunches Harini..never tasted Kale though have read so much on the health benefits..this is a fantastic way to incorporate!

  8. Such a lovely pachadi and i like the way you have used Kale!!

  9. Srividhya Says:
  10. never thought kale in pachadi.. this is awesome. Bookmarking it.

  11. Never tried kale this way,nice one.Will try this way soon.

  12. Archana Says:
  13. Delicious looking pachdi.

  14. wow so healthy to incorporate kale in this way

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