Monday, August 13, 2007

Battle at Kruger & a stir-fry with Kale

I first came across this recipe here and then here. I have always ignored these greens during my trips to the grocery store as I never quite knew what to do with them.
Here is my way of preparing these
healthy greens.

1 bunch Kale, chopped fine
½ onion, finely chopped
½ tsp ginger paste
2-3 green chillies
½ tsp sambar powder
½ cup of coconut powder (I was out of fresh, frozen coconut)
Salt to taste

For the seasoning:
1 Tbsp oil
½ tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp urad dal
½ tsp methi seeds
A pinch of asafoetida/hing
1-2 red chillies

Heat the oil in a pan & add the ingredients for the seasoning. Sauté the onions. Add the green chillies & the ginger paste followed by the sambar powder.

Mix in the finely chopped kale, stir well & cook for about 8-10 minutes.

Add the coconut powder & mix. Cook for anther 2 minutes or so till all the water evaporates. Add salt to taste.

Serve hot with some rice.

On a totally different note, here is something I came across while I was wilfing on the web. If you have a couple of minutes to spare, do watch the entire thing. It is about 10 minutes long.
I have never seen anything like this before! Do watch this incredible footage captured by an amateur at

24 Burps:

Kamini said...

Hi, wanted to thank you for your comment. It feels good to hear it. Your blog is fabulous and the photographs are even better. May I ask one quick question? How do you put your logo on the pictures before posting them? Thanks.

Kamini said...

Thanks a lot. Will try it out next time onwards.

Sharmi said...

I love to saute the greens with shallots and coconuts. they taste great with rice.

Asha said...

Kale has the most Folate of all the greens! Eat up and they are tasty too.Looks delicious:))
I would say Lions survived the Baffalos!!Hahaha!!

Richa said...

have heard a lot @ the nutrition in them kale! ur version of using this leafy green looks delicious.
On to the youtube link.....

Suganya said...

Kale comes second only to the mighty spinach. I love the strong taste and texture of it in stir fries. But not a fan of raw kale :D

SeeC said...

Very nutritious. I should try this sometime.

Nice photography

Hima said...

Never cooked with Kale. Got to give this a try.

Cynthia said...

I've never had kale before. Does it taste like spinach?

archana said...

I liked the recipe, must be tasting nice spicy. I saw this clip on TV, but yours is better and clear. Rules of the jungle are changing :)

Coffee said...

The greens look great and now I am on my way to watch the video. :)

Nirmala said...

Kale is great. It's very good in risotto and frittatas too! Your dish is quite handsome.

Nags said...

wow! this certainly looks healthy.. thanks a ton for your wishes, TBC.

can u please check back and let me know if you can see the pics now.. have reloaded them..

have any idea why this is happening? :( Really disappointing..

Manisha said...

TBC, that video is stunning! We went on many a safari and were witness to an exciting hunt where a Momma cheetah killed a Thompson's gazelle for her cubs. But this is something else, I tell you! Never seen anything like it before!

Kale looks good. I let my friends treat me to kale. I haven't cooked it either!

BTW, you have an award you should pick up! Have fun!

Latha said...

Hi , Here for the first time. What's your name?

Liked your blog in general and the you tube video! My son is an animal lover so we are upto date on these stuff. I just watched this video today a few hours ago.
Almost 8 years back we watched a programme in which cape buffaloes out smart a pride of lions.
Thanks for sharing.
BTW Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment.I could'nt repond as I was out of station.

TBC said...

Kamini, thank you for your kind words.. My answer to your question is on your blog:-)

Sharmi,yes they do.

Thanks, Asha:-)
Wasn't that an amazing video?!

Thanks , Richa.

Hey Suganya,
It's nice to see you here.
I too don't like raw kale... I'll bet it would be yuck!!
But this one's not raw... it's a thoran/stir-fry :-)

Seec, thank you:-)

Hima, do try it at least once.

Hey Cynthia,
It is nice to see you here.:-)
I think Kale is slightly bitter when compared with spinach. It also takes a little more time to cook.

I was simply amazedby what I saw on that video.

Nirmala, thank you :-)
I should now try using it in the ways you mentioned.

Nags, you are welcome:-)
I will check & let you know.

It's your first time here... yay:-)
I've never been on a Safari before. Maybe someday when we have the time, money & are still healthy....

Again, thank you somuch for the award. You just made my day!

Hi Latha,
Welcome!I go by the name of TBC ;-).
I saw the clip on YouTube over the weekend & I just had to share it.
BTW, you have not made your blogger profile public so I cannot reach you through your blog.

Seema said...

I havn't ever tried using kale till date. Thanks for the healthy recipe.

Anita said...

Look at you 'linking' all around ;-) and the recipes are pouring too!

The photographs are great...I also like this one of the bare tree in a snow covered landscape! Beautiful.

Mandira said...

Looks delicious TBC, I am always looking for healthy and quick recipes, will certainly try this.

bee said...

i saw that battle of kruger video a couple of days ago. amazing, isn't it? it's great to see recipes with greens like kale and collard. i love them.

TBC said...

Seema, I too have only just started using a lot of veggies for the first time.. thanks to all the food blogs:-)

I know!!! I'm learning a lot every day, don't ya think?
I too love that pic. That was the view from our balcony in Buffalo, NY before we moved. I just loved the winters there, sigh!

Hey Mandira,
Welcome to my space:-)
Do let me know how it turns out.

Yeah!the video really is!
For the first time since I moved here, I am actually taking a good look at all the veggies in the produce aisle.Previously, I used to cook with the same 6-7 veggies for god knows how long!

Suma Gandlur said...

I saw that video some days ago. Incredible, Isn't it?

Kajal said...

Any another option for coconut powder my dear....may I use peanuts powder or not?

TBC said...

Suma,it sure was!

Kajal, that is such a great idea!It would add some extra crunch to the dish along with a nutty flavor.

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