Simple Kale green(Parattai Keerai in Tamil) with Lentil

Kale green looks little ugly and will have very slight bitter in taste after cooked. But when we go for the vegetable markets this green look highlight. So in general most of us would not prefer this green. But this is very rich in nutrition. Also after cooking along with lentil the bitter taste will go away. Lets make very simple and quick Kale curry with Lentil.


Kale - one bunch
Toor dal - ¼ cup
Garlic - 5 to 6 pods
Fennel seeds - 1 tablespoon
Mustard seeds - 1 tablespoon
Urad dal - 1 tablespoon
Cumin seeds - 1 tablespoon
Fenugreek seeds - 1 tablespoon
Red chilli powder - 1 tablespoon
Coriander powder - 1 tablespoon
Turmeric powder - ¼ tablespoon
Oil for seasoning
Salt for taste


Wash the Kale greens to remove the sand/soil for 2 to 3 times . In parallel pressure cook the toor dal until three whistle and cool down. Do not release pressure until it released automatically.
Chop the Kale into small in size. It used to be big leaves. So need to chop.
In a pan heat 4 tsp of oil and add fennel, mustard, cumin, fenugreek seeds and Urad dal and fry until it start splutter.

Then add chopped garlic and fry it until the raw smell goes away.
Then add washed and chopped kale leaves and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. No need to add water since Kale itself will release some water.

After that add Red chilli powder, coriander powder , turmeric powder and salt and stir it. Then cook for another 3 minutes.

Finally add the cooked and smashed lentil and stir it and cook for a minutes.
Now Kale is ready to serve.
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