Chickpeas make this exotic dish a terrific player in any vegetarian menu. Source: EatingWell Magazine, October/November 2005

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add kale and cook, tossing with two large spoons, until bright green, about 1 minute. Add broth, coriander, cumin, garam masala and salt. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until the kale is tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in chickpeas; cover and cook until the chickpeas are heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.

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Tips

Tip: A 1- to 1 1/2-pound bunch of kale yields 16 to 24 cups of chopped leaves. When preparing kale for these recipes, remove the tough ribs, chop or tear the kale as directed, then wash it--allowing some water to cling to the leaves. The moisture helps steam the kale during the first stages of cooking.

Ingredient Note: Garam masala, a ground spice mixture traditionally including coriander, cumin, cinnamon, peppercorns, cardamom and cloves, is commonly used in Indian cooking. Find it in the specialty-spice section of large supermarkets.

Nutrition Facts

187 calories; 5.5 g total fat; 0.7 g saturated fat; 410 mg sodium. 745 mg potassium; 28.4 g carbohydrates; 7.7 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 9.7 g protein; 11350 IU vitamin a iu; 139 mg vitamin c; 215 mcg folate; 198 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 77 mg magnesium;

Reviews (11)

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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/19/2019
I added onion with the garlic and a jalapeño. I also added apple cider vinegar to cut the bitterness of the kale . It was delicious Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/25/2014
Great dish - add chicken for complete meal I have never been a fan of Kale but in this recipe it is great! I wanted a complete meal so I first diced the meat from 4 chicken thighs and cooked it in the skillet first then continued with the recipe just adding the ingredients to the skillet. I also added chiles. Serve over rice. Pros: Easy very tasty Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2014
A keeper! I didn't have coriander or garam masala so I added red onion sauteed in olive oil with the garlic. Served this as a side and it was a hit. Will definitely make this again! Pros: Filling good flavor and texture Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/20/2013
just a suggestion. do not heat extra virgin olive oil...its used for salad dressing...might want to consider using regular olive oil for cooking (written on the bottle) Read More
Rating: 3 stars
11/20/2013
just a suggestion. do not to heat extra virgin olive oil...its used for salad dressing...might want to consider using regular olive oil for cooking (written on the bottle) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2013
A very tasty dish! I might add more garam masala next time but otherwise very fragrant and satisfying. I had mine over spaghetti squash and it made a great meal. Pros: Fairly easy to prepare aromatic filling Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/08/2012
Better with some modifications Added garlic onion and grated fresh ginger in addition to cumin. Chick peas that you cook yourself improve the overall texture of the dish as well. Healthy and easy to make! Pros: inexpensive easy ingredients on hand Cons: needs more flavor Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
not enough flavor; I had to add more cumin more coriander and I added some chili powder. There are better recipes for kale w/Indian flavors. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/30/2011
I measured out the spices in the recipe as per my taste and served it with a Potato Curry with Peas for a more complete vegetarian meal. I really enjoyed it and will make it again - perhaps serve it with a rice pilaf next time. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/29/2011
Not enough flavor The Indian spices are nice but with that much kale I had to add sugar and apple cider vinegar which is the way my father always makes kale. The sweet and sour overpower the bitterness and the smoky garam masala is a nice touch. The chickpeas are good but they don't really add much. If I made this again I'd just skip the chickpeas and use them for something else. Pros: Good use of greens Cons: Kale is too bitter Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/29/2011
Just OK For me the Indian flavours didn't really come through in this dish. It was still a very tasty way to have greens but just not what I expected. Served this with a baked potato with sour cream to make a complete meal. Read More