So we finally got some Kale and I was already paranoid about it considering all the negative publicity around the vegetable. My first reaction after washing it? It smells. I mean, it has a very distinctive odour, which was not particularly pleasing to my olfactory senses.
I had two options: Eat it raw or cook it. I tried eating a few raw pieces but it tasted bitter and the leaves were rough on my tongue.
So I decided I would cook it ‘Indian style’, just like we cook our veggies in India. To my surprise, it tasted delicious. And so, here is the recipe for you to try.
- Chop the Kale.
- Fry the following in a pan:
In hot oil, splutter a few cumin seeds, followed by sliced onions, chopped ginger-garlic and chopped green chilies. Fry all till the onions are golden brown. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt. Fry the mix for one more minute.
- Add the kale and sautée till it shrinks in size and becomes all soft.
- Your Indian style kale is ready to be consumed. You can serve it with Indian flat bread – Chapati/Roti
I made the same dish with eggs. I like to call it Kale Par Eedu (Eggs on Kale), it’s something Parsis do to their vegetarian food. We usually fry vegetables with eggs on the top.