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My hubby loves spinach and kale, he likes all those which are green. I get these every week at the grocery. So at least once in a week either spinach or kale dishes is mandatory at my home…There are many varieties of spinach in India. My grandma used to prepare them with coconut milk. Here is my try with kale and coconut milk.


Kale : a bunch

Fresh Coconut : grated ( 3 table spoons) or coconut milk : 100 ml

Green chili : 1 or Pepper corn crushed : 1/2 teaspoon

Onion : 1/4 chopped

Salt : a pinch

To season:

Cumin seeds : 1/2 table spoon

Urad dal : 1/2 table spoon (optional)

Oil : 1 teaspoon


First clean the Kale and chop it finely keep it aside.

Now if you are using the fresh grated coconut, grind it in a mixer with little water. Have 100 ml of warm to hot water aside. To get the coconut milk add this warm/hot water in the ground coconut and mix well. Pour this in a filter and get the milk separately. Using hot water gives better coconut milk.

Now heat the oil in a pan. Once it is little hot, add cumin seeds and urad dal. These are optional. After they splutter, add the onions and green chili( if using), let it turn translucent. Now add the chopped kale. Saute it for 3 mins.Kale would shrink. Keep stirring. If you are using pepper corns instead of green chili add the pepper corns now. After 2 mins, add salt, pinch of salt would be enough. Let it get cooked for 3 mins now.

When its almost done, add the coconut milk. Let it cook for 2 mins in coconut milk. Don’t leave it more than 3 mins. Now the side dish is ready to be served 🙂

Kale with Coconut milk