Kale salad with white aubergines – Sentok le kawpi hnah toh

(Atang ah Laiholh in rel khawh a si)

I went home last weekend and brought a lot of fresh kale leaves from my parents´ garden, and so we’ve been eating nothing but kale since then hehe. In several different ways, of course.

My partents´garden  <3 Borte pa te dum - Now, I miss home.
My partents´garden

And by we, I mean, my bestfriend/roomie and myself. We do eat healthy food sometimes (know what I mean, “sometimes´´), and last night was one of those times. Kale salad was it.

Nammmm
Nammmm

This is healthy, easy to make and very very delicious, so I thought I’d share. First, wash your kale and separate the leaves from the stems, we’ll cook the stem as soup. Pour some hot water into the kale leaves and let them soak for about 7 minutes, or cook them for a while in hot water. Drain the hot water, soak your leaves in cold water, and then drain again.

You know what I mean
You know what I mean

As for white aubergines, you can cook them or eat them raw. I cook them for 5 minutes in boiling water. Either way is fine. My parents planted this type of aubergine in our garden when I was a kid, back in Hakha (Burma/Myanmar). My dad used to grill them and they were sooooo delicious.

White aubergines
White aubergines

So, where were we? Ok, now that we have everything nice and cooked, we cool them down and cut them pretty. Also, cut an onion, wash them and mix with kale and aubergine. Then, we’ll add salt, chilli (of course, optional) and any type of oil. You can even squeeze some lemon into the mixture if you’d like. If you have roasted chia seeds, your salad will be extra awesome.

If you can’t find white aubergine, it’s all good, kale alone is also very delicious, and if you like you can add some red beans as well (already cooked ones that come in a tin can) and it also tastes very good.

with red beans
with red beans

(Laiholh)

Hmanthlak a um viar ko le ttial zong hau rua lo ka ti ko (Ziah ka Thantlang holh a chuah hnga, ti). Mah pinah Lai holh a thiammi nih cun mah meh hi cu nan tuah thiam dih ko lai ka ti, nain, a tawi nak tein cun van chim ta ko ning mu.

Sentok zei ei khi dah a thaw bik nan ti?
Sentok zei ei khi dah a thaw bik nan ti?

Sentok le kawpi hnah (a ko tete lakmi) kha tlawmpal chumh, daih ter, par hna, piat zong par, cun chiti, cite, hmathak peih I cawh viar. Chi hmui peih chih ahcun a thaw chin lai. Pe sen (bête a si maw mah hi) a hmin ciami, bawm in an zuarmi, zong kha peih chih ah a thaw ngai. Buh lum te he, silole, amah lawng in ei i a kawpi ko tete tihang chuanmi he I meh cun a nuam ngai.

Eithaw!