Kale Usili

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Total Time:
1 day
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Saute Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 1 bunch - kale or collard greens
  • 3/4 cup - chana dal
  • 1/4 cup - tuvar dal
  • 3- 5 - dry red chillies
  • 1 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp - urad dal
  • A pinch of hing
  • Curry leaves
  • 2 tbsp - oil

How to Make Kale Usili

  • Soak chana dal and tuvar dal overnight and grind them to a coarse paste with dry red chillies and salt.
  • Pressure cook or steam the dal paste for 10 minutes, cool and crumble it.
  • Chop kale/collard leaves finely and cook till soft (no need to add water).
  • In a non-stick pan, add oil, pop mustard and fry the urad dal till reddish brown.
  • Add the curry leaves and hing and fry briefly.
  • Now add the crumbled dal paste and stir till dry.
  • Add the cooked kale/collard greens and mix it well with the dal. Adjust salt.
  • Cook for a few minutes and then garnish with fresh curry leaves.
  • This dish goes well with rice.