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Collard Greens Poriyal

 Published 2009-Jun-16   Updated 2017-Aug-07

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Collard Greens ki Sabzi, Collard Greens Thoran)

Recipe for Collard Greens


  • 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)


  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.

Serving Suggestion

  1. Serve the healthy collard greens stir-fry with white rice and some curry.

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Comments (2)

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what is Collard greens called in Hindi??
Person   ()
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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Comment by T Mahathi
We prepared dal with these leaves as we prepare spinach dal (Indian style).
The preparation is very simple. The steps involves as follows:
1) Boil dal and leaves separately in pressure cooker (Note: dal does not cook well in the presence of leaves)
2) Churn the dal so that it becomes smooth paste
3) Prepare tadka and mix with the boiled dal and leaves
No need to add tamarind as the leaves give sourness to the dal. However, it gave slight bitterness because we didn't remove the middle stem. We liked this recipe though :)
Reply :-
    Hi Mahathi, Thanks for your recipe. Even I make dal sometimes.
    Do share more of your tips and recipes.

Comment by Charu Helia
    What is collard green called in hindi ??
Reply :-
    Hi Charu, I dont think it has a hindi name.

Comment by sunitha menon on 17 June 2009 14:07PM
    wat is collard green in malayalam?
Reply :-
    Hi Sunitha, Am not sure if this vegetable is there in Kerala. Hence I do not know its Malayalam name. This is found in most American grocery stores.

Comment by Santhi Arjunan on 17 June 2009 10:06AM
Instead of coconut I add fried tofu crumbs. This tastes good.
Stir fry the tofu cubes let it cool for few minutes and break it into tiny pieces and add at the end. Fry for few minutes.
Reply :-
    Oh wow santhi... thats a great tip.. i'll definetely try adding tofu crumbs next time.  Thanks again.

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