Kale and Eggs ‘sabji’

Kale is an amazing winter vegetable recognized for its health benefits, however it’s sales are hot in spring or summer-a dollar for a bunch or two. So I thought this might be a good time to share a quick recipe with you.  This recipe works well with virtually any dark leafy green using boiled eggs or paneer or tofu. My in laws are vegetarian, so for them I made it with paneer, however I like it more with eggs.



This is really an easy and healthy dish to prepare  for chapati, or a filling for sandwich or besan cheela wrap.



 A word of caution for a kale newbie

Kale should be eaten in moderation, as consuming it more may affect health adversely, such as hypothyroidism.  In general cruciferous vegetables are not good for  thyroid patients. Many of us can tolerate them in varying amounts and others not at all. I don’t want to confuse or scare you guys. There have been no studies to prove this but the point of writing this is to make you aware that  over consumption of anything is not good, even healthy foods. I had hypothyroidism long before I started eating kale. And since then I don’t seem to have any problem, rather I would say when I changed my eating habits and increased physical activity my medication for thyroid has been reduced.  So, my advice for all of you is to not avoid kale but keep variety and moderation in your diet because eating these cruciferous vegetables also have numerous anti-cancer and other health benefits.



Kale and Eggs ‘sabji’

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 4 large kale leaves
  • 2 (105 g) tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 1 tsp ginger or garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 3/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • 3-4 boiled eggs, sliced
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil


  1. Wash kale, remove any thick stems and roughly chop to bite size pieces.
  2. Heat a saute pan over medium heat and add the olive oil.
  3. Saute onion and ginger (or garlic if using) until slightly browned from edges.
  4. Add turmeric, red chilli powder and tomato.
  5. Cook for 1 minute. Stir in kale. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until leaves are soft.
  6. Add salt, remove from heat.
  7. Add sliced boiled eggs, serve.
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18 thoughts on “Kale and Eggs ‘sabji’

  1. I have made it before with spinach and it was terrific. I’ll try kale and eggs next time… Thanks for heads up about kale.

    • Thanks you Sri! the dish indeed is super healthy and easy to make. I can’t say kale is good or not, however if you continue to have symptoms like weight gain, fatigue, neck and shoulder pain, cold hands and feet etc.etc you must check with the doctor.

  2. I never knew that about kale and thyroid issues. Thanks for sharing that info. I do enjoy kale and I love this simple recipe that looks so delicious. I love eggs on anything – it’s the best bonus. I’ll be trying this.

    • I have been hearing and reading good and bad things about kale, though I have never actually noticed any adverse effect in my body. Yes, eggs are great in anything and I love them in this simple dish. Thank you so much, Monica!

  3. Two of my favorite things in one dish! I love kale but I do eat it in moderation. Thanks for sharing the info. It’s always good to know that too much of anything is not good.

    Love the sabji combo. Saag aur ande !! Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. I didn’t realise there was a relation between kale and thyroid but thank you for sharing! But I don’t mind eating it in moderation in this sabji lovely job!

    Choc Chip Uru

  5. I think I’m one of the few who haven’t tried kale yet *sigh* :D This is the first time that I heard that there’s a downside in this much-touted veggie . I love your kale and egg combo , not only it looks filling but nutritious , too !

  6. The perfect recipe before Easter. We always have so many boiled eggs and this sounds like such a delicious dish. Great minds think alike as I also just posted a kale salad dish. Have a super weekend. BAM

  7. It’s interesting to note that the Kale you’ve there is very different from the ones we have here. Our Kale have very thick stems, but yours look somewhat similar to lettuce. Love reading about your points on health issues. Vegetables are good for us.

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