Kale Leaves Poriyal/Kale Leaves Stir fry

I try to include greens in our food at least once in a week either in the form of kootu or poriyal and I have shared my version spinach kootu here and here.
But today's recipe is poriyal/stir fry with kale leaves and it tastes similar to drumstick leaves/murungaikeerai.I made the poriyal just how we make drumstick leaves poriyal.
As kale leaves has lots of carotene and anti cancer properties these days I make it often.Try this simple and healthy stir fry.

Basic Information

Preparation Time ~15 minutes
Cooking Time ~ 20 minutes
Serves ~ 3


Toor dhal/thuvaram paruppu3 tbs
Kale leavesa bunch
Shallots/chinna vengayam5-6 
Curry leavesfew leaves
Salt3/4 tsp
Oil2 tsp
For tempering

Mustard seeds/kadugu1/2tsp
Urad dhal/uluthamparuppu1tsp
Asafoetida/perungayama pinch
Red chilly(broken)2-3


Cook the toor dhal in a pressure cooker for a whistle,no need to cook it mushy.
Meanwhile wash the kale leaves and remove the leafy part and remove the thick veins.Chop it finely,keep it aside.

Heat a pan and splutter the mustard seeds,add the urad dhal,asafoetida,red chilly and curry leaves.Saute the onion for a minute.Now add the chopped kale leaves and mix it well until it wilts.

Now add the salt and cook it covered for 2-3 minutes.Add in the cooked dhal and grated coconut and mix it well,cook it uncovered for a minute.Put off the flame.

Kale leaves poriyal is ready.

Serve it as an accompaniment for


  • Add the salt after the leaves wilt otherwise it will become more.
  • After chopping,approximately I got 4 cups of leaves.
  • The dhal doesn't needs to cook mushy,it should be soft.


Healthy and a great recipe...Must to include along with our meals

very healthy poriyal. A must try recipe

Stirfry looks so colorful n tempting

Healthy poriyal, looks delicious too..

I can have this poriyal happily with some rice, i dont even need any gravy to enjoy with it.

The pictures looks so bright & beautiful. Kale is such a good vegetable full of iron, protien, Loved every click .

Nice Clicks and healthy kiirai kuudu.

I just tried this and I think it is the best poriyal I have ever made. So tasty and healthy. I ate a bowl of the poriyal by itself.

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