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Charred Indian Kale, Red Pepper, and Corn Stir Fry

January 8, 2019

An easy way to add a serving of greens into your family’s diet. This Kale, Red Pepper, and Corn Stir Fry is the perfect veggie side or vegetarian main dish to make for an easy weeknight meal!

This past weekend, we ordered Indian food out from a local restaurant. Yaaaaay! ┬áIt was a welcome break for me from the kitchen. Until I realized that we didn’t have enough vegetarian items. So I decided to make my own version of a traditional Indian spinach dish by substituting kale. Which has become so trendy these days. I used dinosaur kale because it is more tender and was on sale at Whole Foods.

My son loved the kale with garlic naan, and my baby daughter enjoyed it pureed with no salt. My older daughter, though, is a whole other story. Believe me, I’m working on it.

Kale, Red Pepper, and Corn Stir Fry | Wannabee Chef

Here’s how I made it:


Charred Indian Kale, Red Pepper and Corn Stir Fry

  • Author: Chef Rama
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


1 bunch dinosaur kale, stems removed and sliced (or have your kids tear them into pieces)
1/4 cup corn kernels
1/2 red pepper thinly sliced
1 thai bird chili, split
1 tsp. cumin powder
1 tsp. turmeric
1 tbsp. grated ginger
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. cilantro, chopped
1 tbsp. coconut oil


In a medium saute pan, add coconut oil. Preheat pan for 2 minutes on medium heat. Add green chili. Then add red peppers and stir fry for a couple of minutes. Add kale, corn, ginger, spices and lemon juice. Stir fry vegetables for 4-5 minutes until vegetables appear to be charred slightly. Season to taste. Garnish with lemon and cilantro.

The same recipe can be used for swiss chard, spinach or dandelion greens.


  • Ani

    January 8, 2014 at 3:06 am

    That looks like a great, colorful dish!

  • Rekha

    January 8, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    It sounds easy to make besides looking apertising.

  • aginde

    January 8, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Yes, it was quite delicious. Kale is such a versatile food and you’re right, the colors from the red pepper and corn made the dish very eye appealing!

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