Saturday, January 26, 2013

Kale Rice

Kale is a form of cabbage with green curly leaves. I have seen lot of greens in stores, but I usually buy spinach in a point it got bored but need to add greens, by that time one of my friend suggested kale and collards I tried both and fall in love on kale. When I first tasted this, felt I was eating drumstick leaves. Started to buy regularly recently, recently I came to know to get maximum nutrition from kale it should be steamed for only 5 minutes. I usually like drumstick leaves poriyal to eat with white rice, so tried this rice for first time and it tastes good.


Kale chopped
3 cups
Basmati rice
¾ cup
Onion chopped
½ cup
Ginger garlic paste
1 tsp
Bay leaves
Ani Star
Green chili
Chili powder
½ tsp
Garam masala
1 tsp
Coconut shredded
2 Tbsp
Peanut roasted
2 Tbsp



  1. Soak basmati rice for 10 minutes and cook with salt and few drops of oil.
  2. Wash the kale and dry completely and steam cook for 5 minutes with enough salt.
  3. Mean while heat oil in kadai, fry bay leaves and ani star, add onion, green chili and ginger garlic paste.
  4. When onion turns pink add chili powder, garam masala and roasted peanuts and sauté until raw smell goes. Add steamed kale and coconut and mix well after a minute turn of the stove and mix rice, add salt if needed.
  5. Serve with any rita.

Note: For this I used brown basmati rice.

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ramya anand said...

First time the kale nutritious

Saraswathi Tharagaram said...

Thanks Manju for linking this recipe for my event. This is very healthy recipe using brown rice.