BM #86 Week 4 Day 3 - 

In an effort to include Kale in our diet, I have been using it as a substitute for Spinach in some of the traditional recipes. I have been happy so far with the response from my family.

Here are some varieties I tried with Kale..

Kale Perugu Pachadi / Raitha
Kale Chips

Hope to add a few more to this list.

Ingredients - 

Kale chopped 4 cups (I used Baby Kale)
Moong Dal / Pesarapappu 1/2 cup
Salt as needed
Turmeric 1/8 tsp
Sugar 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder as needed
Peanut Powder 2 Tbsp (Roasted peanuts to be powdered)
Seasoning (Oil 1 Tbsp, Chana dal 1 tsp, Urad Dal 1 tsp, Jeera 1/2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Red Chillies 1-2)

Method Of Preparation -

Soak Moong Dal for about 30 minutes. [I soaked it overnight]. Drain and set aside.

In a heated pan, add oil and the rest of the seasoning ingredients. After the mustard seeds pop and the dals are golden brown, add in the moong dal and saute for a few minutes.

Sprinkle turmeric and add the chopped baby kale. Gently saute until the kale wilts.

Add in salt, sugar, red chili powder and peanut powder. Mix well and remove from heat.

Serve it with Rice and Dal for a filling meal.


Preparation Time 15 minutes
Serves 2-3
Posted by Harini R on Monday, March 26, 2018


  1. Great that you are getting a good response with kale . Normally it’s hard to adapt a new veggie . I don’t know the taste as we do not get it here but from what I have read it’s healthy and delicious .

  2. Unknown Says:
  3. First pachadi and now this delicious saute, you have included these leaves in your diet in a guilt-free way. Looks yummy and perfect side harini ..

  4. I cooked toor dal with kale. Yet to try with moong dal and like a saute.

  5. Pavani Says:
  6. I love dry curries with lentils and greens. Your kale and moong dal dry curry looks yummy, I'm going to make your version next time I get kale.

  7. Rafeeda AR Says:
  8. I have only had kale raw in my shakes, never tried cooking with them... the saute with moong dal is really tempting... must try...

  9. Srivalli Says:
  10. The entire plate looks so inviting Harini. must be so healthy!

  11. I also use raw kale in juices and smoothies but never got to cook with it. This dal and kale saute looks healthy and tasty too.

  12. Dal and kale combo can never go wrong. a healthy recipe for everyone..

  13. CookwithRenu Says:
  14. This looks so tempting...never thought kale can tempt me.... bookmarking your recipe

  15. Priya Suresh Says:
  16. Wow, what an ultimate combination, i dont hesitate a second to enjoy this healthy dish just like snacks. Fantastic dish.

  17. Suma Gandlur Says:
  18. I heard that kale is bitter and so never though of trying it even though it is healthier. Greens can be easily substituted for one another easily in Indian preparations.

  19. sushma Says:
  20. Love the combo of dal and kale. Good one

  21. Jyoti Babel Says:
  22. A perfect protein-rich dish for vegetarian

  23. I think dal reduces the bitterness of the leaves. Looks like a filling meal by it self..

  24. Rujuta Says:
  25. Hi
    Great dish and lovely recipe. Was wanting to try kale recipes for long time for it's nutrition valves
    Nice combination of kale with dal
    Best wishes

  26. a healthy and protein packed dish

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