stir-fried wild kale on eid (take advantage of wild vegetables that grow arbitrarily).

Hello Plant Power Lovers, I want to share a "funny" experience on the first day of Eid celebrations. It is a tradition in Indonesia, during the Eid celebration we will gather with our extended family and enjoy a variety of dishes. After performing the Eid prayer, our family gathered at the house of one of my uncles, the gathering lasted until 11 am, after that we usually went back to our respective homes.

at noon, when I wanted to cook for lunch, I was very surprised because in the refrigerator there were no ingredients, only chilies and onions. I tried to find groceries in the market around the house, but no one was selling, then I tried to order food online, but there were no food stalls open, I forgot on the first day of Eid there were no food stalls and markets open.


I immediately go to the garden, I will look for wild vegetables, this is called "ngeramban", ngeramban is looking for vegetables that can be processed into food from the environment around us. I don't plant vegetables in the garden because my chickens will spoil them, there are only many fruits in the garden, I hope to find Wild vegetables to serve as a side dish.


After looking in the garden, I finally found kale growing wild in my garden. Kale plant can grow wild around us because its delicate seeds can be blown away by the wind or carried away by animals such as birds and eventually the seeds grow somewhere.


I immediately looked for the shoots of kale, the young leaves have a slightly sweet and fresh taste.


We can see the shoots of young kale are so tempting to cook. I immediately collect the shoots of young kale for me to process into spicy stir-fried kale.


I've collected a small basket of wild kale leaves, it's time to cook.


I use makeshift spices that I get from the fridge.The seasoning I use is :



7 red chilies
6 cayenne peppers
5 shallots
3 garlic cloves
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon salt
1 packet of ground pepper
1 tablespoon cooking oil
200 mL water
if you have tomatoes, you can add one tomato to enrich the taste

how to cook it :
1.wash red chilies, cayenne pepper, shallots, garlic, then puree.


I still use a mortar and pestle because the taste of the crushed chili and the seeds are broken is more appetizing.


2.heat a frying pan, pour a tablespoon of cooking oil,then add the spices that have been mashed, stir-fry until the spices are fragrant.



3.wash the wild kale leaves and put them in the pan, usually the kale leaves after being put into the pan will start to shrink, so we can add the kale leaves step by step.



4.add salt and sugar to the pan.


5.add water then cook until boiling (wild kale cooks faster because it grows naturally without fertilization.


6.after the kale is wilted, turn off the stove, then add the pepper powder,stir until mixed.



even though it's just stir-fried wild kale, but our family feels grateful to be able to enjoy it together, I have made it a habit for children to eat all kinds of vegetables that humans can eat, so children will not choose certain foods.

The nutritional content in 100 grams of fresh kale is :

Water: 91 g
Protein: 3.4 g
Fat: 0.7 g
Carbs: 3.9 g
Fiber: 2 g
Ash: 1 g
Calcium (Ca): 67 milligrams (mg)
Phosphorus (F): 54 mg
Iron (Fe): 2.3 mg
Sodium (Na): 65 mg
Potassium (K): 250.1 mg
Copper (Cu): 0.13 mg
Zinc (Zn): 0.4 mg
Beta-Carotene: 2,868 mcg
Total Carotene (Re): 5,542 mcg
Thiamin (Vit. B1): 0.07 mg
Riboflavin (Vit. B2): 0.36 mg
Niacin (Niacin): 2 mg
Vitamin C: 17 mg
Source :

To maintain the nutritional content in kale, it's best if you cook kale it doesn't take long, just the kale is wilted.

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