Kale Palya

Sugar free update: Well, Honey managed to stick to the sugar free diet for the past two weeks...Surprisingly he has lost 5.5 lbs... Yes! No exaggerations here. That was a pleasant surprise. Me :( There was this big bag of Snickers lying in the pantry from the last Halloween, I had to eat it. The craving used to strike me so hard and every time I walked past the pantry, i had to grab one. I finished the entire bag. Now, there is nothing much at home and hopefully I should go sugar free the next few weeks. In fact Honey's success is actually motivating me to go ahead in this direction.

So here is Kale from Suburban Organic It was fresh as it could be and gorgeous but Kale is not actually a familiar vegetable in my kitchen. Well what to do when you get something you have never tried before? Make a "Palya" out of it. We are a Palya loving family. So I went ahead with it.

We will need,

Kale 1/2 lb
Onion 1 big chopped into strips.
Dry red chillies / Bydagi 2-3
Expeller pressed Peanut oil 2 tsp
Mustard seeds 1/4 tsp
Jeera 1/2 tsp
Channa Dal 1 tsp
Urad Dal 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Hing a dash
Coconut grated 3-5 tbsp (Optional)

  • Wash and clean Kale and chop it into ribbons. Put the Kale in pot with about 1/2 cup of water. Blanch till the kale has soften a bit but still kind of al dente... We dont want our Kale to look limp and mushy. Drain and set it aside
  • Heat oil in a wok/ Kadai. Once hot, throw in the mustard seeds, Jeera, Hing,Channa dal, Urad Dal, Chillies in quick succession.
  • 10 seconds after adding the chillies, throw in the onions, cook till onions are transparent. Add the blanched Kale.
  • Stir adjust salt. Add the coconut if using. Cover and simmer for a few minutes. Remove from heat and serve hot.
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Saraswathi Iyer said...

Looks delicious and healthy. wishes on sugar free.

Lakshmi said...

Going sugar free really helps in reducing weight. Kale palya looks good as lunch replacement or you can wrap it in chapathi.

Savi-Ruchi said...

I too tried going sugar free (inspired by you both), but could not go beyond 3 days! I did not lose any weight either :( I might start it again, inspired by your hubby! Palya looks yum.

Kannada Cuisine said...

@Thanks for ur wishes Saraswati...innings 2..lets see

@Thanks LG. Good luck Sushma.

Anonymous said...

where do you find kale vegetable in bangalore


Kannada Cuisine said...

I am not sure if Kale is available in Bangalore.Substitute any hardly leafy greens instead say like Collard greens.

Anonymous said...

dear,pls let us know the name of kale in kannada,i am not able to enquire about it withe the veg vendor

Kannada Cuisine said...


I have never seen Kale back in India. Use any other green like Palak, Chakkota etc..

Anonymous said...

Kale in bangalore? What is it called here?

Unknown said...

Where to buy this in Bangalore? Does it have any other name

Unknown said...

Where I can kale leaves in Bangalore

Unknown said...

What is kannada name of kale leaves ?