Collard Greens with Dal

I have some left over leaves from my collard greens bunch. Now a days , I made myself not to waste.Usually for any new greens/keerai, I used to add some dal with cumin seeds. I like the flavor of cumin & pepper. Sometimes I add pepper too...(some of you may say , what? pepper in the greens!? you crazy...!) But in this recipe I didn't.....


Collard Greens With Dal
  • Collard Greens , 4 or 5 leaves, chopped , tough stems discarded
  • 1/2 cup Moong dal
  • 1/2 cup Onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 Green chili
  • 2 tsp. Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. Mustard seeds,&urad dal
  • 1 tsp. Turmeric powder
  • Curry leaves
  • 1 tsp. Oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Cook moong dal, collard greens, tomatoes and turmeric powder with 3 cups of water, for 3 whistles in a pressure cooker.
  • Once the pressure subsides, remove the lid and let it cool for a while.
  • Add salt to the cooked dal and mix well.
  • Using a hand blender, lightly blend dal, till the greens and tomatoes are chopped into smaller pieces.
  • Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard seeds and urad dal; add green chillies, cumin seeds and curry leaves. Add to the cooked dal mixture.
  • Serve hot with rice and any spicy dry curry/vegetable.


Varunavi said...

I love this dal.I usually added garlic and cook this dal.
What is collard greens called in telugu/tamil?

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

very nice way to use up the greens. never bought or tasted collard greens. this recipe is very tempting.

Hema said...

Varunavi, I know this greens in Cabbage family. But I don't know what is called in Tamil/Telugu!
For me also this is first time Mahimaa.


This looks like very very tasty!

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