Sunday, August 24, 2008

Kale and Lentils

Kale and calcium 3

Remember the kale I chopped up for fried kale, South Indian version?
Well, that one bunch chopped up was too much for just the fried spinach...there's only HD (Hubby Dearest) and me at home now so I had to do something with the last four cups. (Didn't know I would get so much from one bunch of kale that cost 78 cents).
Though I've been making spinach dishes with it,and saying it reminds me of spinach, it belongs to the cabbage family.

So, here's my third kale dish (similar to our pappu kurak, dal bhaji shaak or parrupu keera), and it's my fourth entry for Sangeeth Raghunathan's Eat Healthy-Calcium Rich contest.

4 cups chopped kale
1/2 cup toor dal.
1 medium tomato
1/2 medium onion, chopped and dried.
Haldi, chilli powder, salt to taste.

Kale needs to be cooked well so I cooked it in the pressure cooker with the haldi, tomato and toor dal.
After the pressure cooker cooled and I opened it I let it simmer for a while on the stove.
After it had thickened to stew like consistency, I added the chilli powder and fried onion.
This was HD's favorite of all 3 kale dishes.

1 comment:

Cynthia said...

I'd enjoy this with some rice and green mango achar :)