What’s with the kale craze?
In the Netherlands there are some vegetables that cannot be found, but since realizing what the direct translation of kale is in Dutch, it’s been something I am interested in. In Dutch kale is called boerenkool (farmers cabbage) and until I recently figured that out, I thought you couldn’t find it here just like you can’t find spaghetti squash. Luckily that is a leaf which is easily found.
When I was in Canada late spring of this year, I noticed that my active fit friends would add kale to all sorts of smoothies. They would also be using it in salads and all sorts of other healthy meals. Since I admired my healthy active friends I was interested in the food and decided to see if we can find this same leafy green in the Netherlands. Thankfully it was easily found.
So for tonight’s meal I found a perfect curry with kale. I was looking online for something with chickpeas and found this lovely photo of a chickpea kale curry while the blog didn’t have a concrete recipe to follow, but photos with information to follow, so I measured out my own ingredients which can be seen below:
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, crushed and chopped
- ½ teaspoon dried coriander flakes
- ½ teaspoon fennel powder
- ½ teaspoon cumin powder
- ¼ teaspoon ginger powder
- ¼ teaspoon mustard
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- 1 can chickpeas, drained
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- ½ cup coconut milk
- 1 bunch chopped kale
In large pan, pour olive oil into pan and allow to get hot at medium heat. Once hot, add chopped onion and cloves garlic to pan. Mix until all is coated and fragrant. Once translucent add herbs and mustard to onion mix and stir until all is covered in herbs. Do this for 30 seconds.
Once spices are aromatic add drained chickpeas to onion mix and stir until all is coated in herb mix. Add can diced tomatoes and coconut milk and mix well. Turn up heat of flame and allow tomato chickpea mix to boil. Once boiling turn to simmer for about 20-30 minutes.
Once flavour is suitable to your taste, add a bunch of kale to curry and mix in well. (I suggest you only add one bunch at a time as the kale absorbs a lot of the liquid)
*If you eat the curry with rice, make rice as per box instructions during the time of simmering the curry.
How delicious does that look? The recipe above makes 4 servings. Four servings which every one of us enjoyed the last fourth of the serving.
If you don’t know about the benefits of kale, here is a great link for it!
This recipe was honestly fit for a king. A true recipe for royalty. If you decide to make it I am positive you will enjoy it greatly!
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