Kerala Style Kale Coconut Thoran- Healthy Kale Coconut Stir Fry
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Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 4 People
  • Coconut Oil- 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
  • Chana dal- 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal- ½ tbsp
  • Dried red chilies- 2
  • Onion, chopped- 1
  • Salt- 1 tsp
  • Garlic, chopped- 1 tbsp
  • Kale leaves, chopped- 3 cups
  • Green chilies, halved- 2
  • Water- ½ cup
  • Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
  • Salt-1/2 tsp
  • Grated coconut- 1 cup
  1. Place a saucepan or claypan over medium heat. Let turn hot.
  2. Add coconut oil.
  3. Add mustard seeds, let splutter.
  4. Add chana dal & urad dal, saute for a few seconds till they turn golden. Donot brown them.
  5. Add dried red chilies, saute for 2 seconds.
  6. Add onion chopped, season with salt.
  7. Stir fry for 2 minutes.
  8. Add garlic, combine well. Cook for a minute.
  9. Add chopped kale leaves and green chilies.
  10. Add water, combine well and cook for 5 minutes.
  11. Do not over cook the kale leaves, let it slightly wilt.
  12. Add turmeric powder and ½ tsp salt; combine well.
  13. Add grated coconut, stir fry.
  14. Increase heat to high and stir fry till coconut turns golden in color, tastes delicious.
  15. Remove the pan from the heat, keep covered for sometime.
  16. Serve along with rice or roti.
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