In India, kale isn't very common. But, when our chef, Sapna, moved to the US, she wanted to use this nutritious green in a favorite family recipe.
5 Medium, diced into 1/2 inch chunks
1 Bunch (100 gm), rinsed
1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Red chili powder/Cayenne powder
Ground black pepper
1 Teaspoon (Or To Taste)
Frozen green peas
1 Cup (16 tbs)
Fresh lemon juice
Steam the potatoes for 10 minutes over boiling water in a steamer basket. Potatoes should be fork tender but not overcooked. Remove them on to a plate.
Prepare the greens by rinsing them thoroughly and removing the tough stems. Cut them into very thin strips. Set aside.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat, add the oil and swirl the pan to coat the oil evenly on the pan. When it's smoking remove the pan from the heat and add the cumin seeds and quickly add the potatoes. Return the pan to the stove and brown potatoes, shaking the pan every once in a while. Cook for 5-7 minutes until browned. If the potatoes begin to stick or burn in the pan, reduce the heat to medium low or add a little more oil or water.
Once the potatoes are browned add all the spices, salt and green peas. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the kale and stir well. Add 1 tablespoon of water and let the kale cook for another 5-10 minutes. Sprinkle lemon juice if desired. Serve as a side dish with any meal or make a quick wrap.
How about an Indian-style potato dish? In this video, Sapna combines potatoes, peas and kale and prepares a very Indian-style dish flavored with loads of spices! This dish is super simple and does not take much time. Watch how Sapna prepares this and then try it yourself!