Sunday 6 December 2015

Kale Greens Stir Fry

Stir fried Kale is a simple recipe and makes a perfect accompaniment for Plain Rice ,Rasam And Curd Rice.The various types of kale maintain a lot of texture, which makes them perfect for stir-fries.

Kale is a member of the cruciferous family of vegetables (genus Brassica), so named because their flowers have four petals in the shape of a cross. A nutritional powerhouse that tastes wonderful when properly cooked. 

Kale is one of nature’s best sources of vitamins A, C and K and a very good source of copper, potassium, iron, manganese and phosphorus.( source : Wiki)

Kale Greens Stir Fry
Kale Greens Stir fry

Kale - 1 bunch

Onion - 1 medium
Dry red chilli - 3 no
Turmeric Powder - A Pinch
Coconut - Grated 2 tbsp 
Salt  - to Taste
Water - 1/4 cup


Oil - 2 tbsp

Mustard Seeds : 1/2 tsp
Channa dal - 2 tsp
Urad dal - 1tsp
Hing - A pinch


1. Wash and drain kale leaves, remove the hard thick vein and chop the leaves finely .( Instead you can use the packed kale greens).

2.Heal t oil in a pan ,add mustard seeds allow to splutter.

3. Add the channa dal  & Urad dal fry till golden brown , then add  dry red chilli, hing and chopped onions.

3. Fry the onion for 2-3 minutes and add chopped kale leaves

4 .Add a pinch of  turmeric powder and stir well then add 1/4 cup water and close it with a lid and cook for 10 min.

5.Open the lid and give a gentle stir and now add shredded coconut and stir fry for a minute.

6. Serve hot with Plain Rice , Rasam or  with curd rice.

Friday 6 February 2015

Hariyali Wheat Ravva Upma

Godhuma Ravva Upma  or  Wheat Ravva Upma is one of the most common  recipes in south India.This Upma turns out really nutritious by adding the leafy vegetables a great way to incorporate greens into our daily cooking.A Healthy twist to a reguar wheat ravva upma.

Hariyali Wheat Ravva  upma is a simple,  healthy and easily digestible , that can be made either for breakfast or dinner as a one pot fully satisfying meal.


Wheat Rava - 2 cups
Water - 5 cups
Chopped onions -1/4cup
Chopped Tomatoes - 1/4 cup
Carrot - 1/4cup
Green Peas- 2tbsp
Green chillies - 3
Spinach -1/4 cup finely chopped
Methi Leaves - 1/4 cup finely chopped
Amaranth Leaves  ( Thota Koora) - 1/4 cup finely chopped
Mint leaves - 2 tbsp finely chopped


Oil -2 table spoons
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Channa dal - 1tsp
Urda dal - 1tsp
Hing - A pinch
Red chilli - 1
Curry leaves - A few

Hariyali Wheat Ravva Upma
Hariyali Wheat Ravva Upma


1.Heat a  heavy bottomed kadai with 2 table spoons of oil. Saute it with mustard seeds, urad dhal, channadal  and once they splutter add red chilli and hing and fry for few seconds.

2. Now add Choped onions and  green chillies fry for 2 minutes,add tomatoes ,carrot and green peas fry for another 3 minutes.

3. Now add Spinach, Methi Leaves, Amaranth leaves (Thotakoora) and fry till the raw smell goes.

4.Now add the wheat ravva and fry well for 2 minutes in medium flame.

5.Add required salt and 5 cups of water. Mix well and close the pan with a lid. Keep the stove in low flame for 20 minutes or until the all the water gets absorbed. If the water is absorbed fully and the upma is well cooked switch off the stove.

6. Serve hot with cup of curd.

Similar Recipes:
Cracked Wheat Upma