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Collard Greens Poriyal

- submitted by Dahlia on 06-16-2009

(Collard Greens ki Sabzi, Collard Greens Thoran)


  • Collard greens – 1 bunch
  • Onion - 1/4 (chopped)
  • Green Chilly - 1
  • Turmeric Powder - a pinch
  • Nutmeg Powder - a pinch (optional)
  • Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 1 spring
  • Oil - 2 tsp
  • Shredded coconut – 2 tbsp (or 2 tbsp crushed peanuts or 1 egg)

collard greens poriyal


  1. Wash the green under cold running water.

    collard greens poriyal

  2. Take each leaf and cut the thick stem in the middle and bottom of the leaf.

    collard greens poriyal

  3. After the stem from every leaf has been cut, arrange the entire leaves one over the other.
  4. Roll it up and chop it finely.

    collard greens poriyal

  5. Heat oil in a pan and pop the mustard seeds and curry leaves.
  6. Add the chopped onions and green chilli and saute for few minutes.
  7. Add the chopped leaves, turmeric powder, nutmeg powder and required salt.
  8. Let it cook uncovered till the leaves become tender. The water from the leaves should be enough to cook it. Sprinkle few drops of water if needed.
  9. Finally add shredded coconut or crushed peanuts or egg.
  10. Toss everything together and cook for another 2 minutes.
  11. Serve with white rice and some curry.

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what is Collard greens called in Hindi??
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In Himachal they call it Patroru ka Patta, there we make it different style. We steam the leaves and apply Basin with salt, pepper, Haldi paste, roll them and fry in less oil till they become brown and eaten like say a snack. The leaves are quite large and available in North India as well.

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