Ayurvedic Recipe for Kale Chips with Pine Nuts

Appetizers are often overlooked while preparing a meal. Most of the times the appetizers tend to be oily and heavy, but these kale chips are far from that. Kale used to be considered only as a frilly garnish, but after realizing the benefits of this leafy green vegetable people have started making delicious dishes. This recipe is also an interesting one and at the same time, it is also packed with nutrients that supports hydration, purification and provides life-supporting prana or energy. These chips are baked and hence easy to digest and they take care of the kafa type of digestive system. If in case you are not suffering from problems with kapha then you can try using the vata and pitta churnas instead of the kapha churna.


Duration: 1hr

Kale chips

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The recipe is simple and does not require any grueling work on your part.

  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 tsp salts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Kafa churna seasoned to desired taste
  • ½ c. pine nuts
  • The oven should be preheated to over 350 degrees.
  • The kale leaves should be washed after cutting off the stem then dry the kale.
  • Cut the kale leaves into chip size pieces and lightly drizzle olive oil on them.
  • Also add salt to taste and season with kafa churna.
  • The churnas for different doshas are available in health food stores and if you do not have these churnas handy then a sprinkling of chat masala will be good enough.
  • Chat masala of good brands is available in any store that sells spices and condiments.
  • The next step is to crush the pine nuts finely and add to the mix for flavor.
  • You should toss the kale with your hands so that it gets covered with seasoning and oil.
  • Take a cookie sheet and line it with parchment paper bake the kale with powdered pine nuts for 10-15 minutes till it becomes crisp.
  • Kale is a nutrient-rich leafy green vegetable which has fiber, antioxidants, vitamin K and calcium along with other nutrients.
  • It is also a good source of iron and vitamin C. Even the chlorophyll in Kale has a lot of health benefits.
  • In all the nutrients in Kale help in boosting wellbeing and prevent a range of health problems.
  • Kale and pine nuts is full of nutrients, light on the stomach and can act as a munching dish by itself along with being a good appetizer.