Kale with Yellow Lentils

“LET FOOD BE THY MEDICINE AND MEDICINE BE THY FOOD”  – HIPPOCRATES

KALE with YELLOW LENTILS

A colorful dish full of Calcium and vitamins

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INGREDIENTS                                                         (Serves 4-6)

1 bunch kale leaves thoroughly washed & chopped fine (separate the stems from leaves)

Leaves are curly so make sure you wash all the dirt thoroughly under running water

1 cup yellow or pink lentils rinsed few times and soaked in 1 1/4 of water

2 green chillies washed and slit lenghthwise

2 cloves of garlic finely chopped

a pinch of asafoetida

1-2 tbsp.of extra virgin olive oil or ghee

1 tsp. turmeric

salt to taste

juice of 1/2 lemon or lime

Method

1.On medium heat cook the soaked lentils in 1 1/4  cup of water with green chillies and a pinch of asafoetida.

2.cook for approx. 20 min. till the lentils are cooked through but each grain is separate.

3.Now arrange the stems of kale and then the leaves on top of the lentils and cover the pan.

4.Let it cook for 6-7 min. the kale should be bright green and glistening.

5.Now you can mix the lentils and kale thoroughly , keep it covered for few more minutes.

6.Before serving add salt and lemon juice and oil .

7.Mix thoroughly and enjoy!!!!!!!

SERVE IT WITH SPICY SAMBHAR OR RASAM OR SPICY DAAL AND RICE!!!!!

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