Learn how to make kale chips – oven baked, right at home. Enjoy ‘as is,’ or add to salads and soups for crunch and added nutrition. This kale chips recipe is the ultimate Desi~licious snack – making it a perfect easy, and healthy ethnic recipe. Check it out!

bowl of kale chips on a white work top with a board in the background with a ramekin of spice and a red shawl

Kale is well known for being good for us, but people seem to steer away from it, thinking that it’s either boring or tasteless. These kale chips are oven baked, and a great way to get out of the same ‘ole kale smoothie or raw salads routine – time to try something new!

Simply add these kale chips to a fresh and vibrant salad like this Chickpea Cucumber and Fresh Herb Salad or just snack on them to satisfy your craving for something crunchy and savoury. They’re low in calories, low carb and scrumptious.

Are Kale Chips Healthy?

Kale is regarded to be a superfood; it’s packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Not to mention, it’s also high in vitamin K, which has shown to help with wound healing heal and repair. Plus, kale is high in vitamins A, C, and calcium, helping to maintain strong and healthy bones.

When cooking kale, stick to healthy cooking methods – most often, opt for baking, stirfrying, and of course, enjoy raw. It’s terrific in salads, soups, juices and smoothies.

It’s safe to say that incorporating kale into your diet is a great way to load up on nutrients and stay healthy!

Top Tip: If you’re looking for more healthy snacks to try, then check out this article for 10 Tips for Healthy Snacking.

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What is Chaat Masala?

Chaat masala is a lip-smacking kale chips seasoning. It’s a powdered blend of different spices and is commonly used in Indian and South Asian cooking. It has a delicious tangy flavour and is perfect for adding to soups, stews, and curries. I use it to flavour these kale chips, and it works wonderfully to create crispy and crunchy chips – with a tangy chaat masala flavour!

How to Make Crispy Kale Chips in the Oven in 4 Easy Steps

step by by step preparation shots of how to make kale chips oven baked
  1. Wash the kale in cold water and make sure that it’s thoroughly dry (Image 1)
  2. Remove leaves from stems and break into medium-sized pieces (Image 2)
  3. Using your hands, massage the oil into the leaves (Image 3)
  4. Sprinkle the chaat masala and rub further, making sure that all the leaves are evenly coated with the spice (Image 4)
  5. Arrange in a single layer on a baking tray and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the kale are crispy.

Tips and Variations

  • Make sure to wash the kale beforehand and dry it thoroughly before baking
  • Make sure to bake the kale at a low temperature and don’t be tempted to turn up the heat or it will burn and become bitter
  • Bake the kale on an even layer to ensure even baking. Avoid stacking the leaves on top of one another
  • You can add more/less chaat masala as per your taste. I go easy, so my little one can join in. Plus, we don’t typically add a lot of salt to our recipes.
  • Kale chips will store in a cool, dry place for several days after baking.
bowl of kale chips on a white work top with a board in the background with a ramekin of spice and a red shawl

More Healthy Snack Recipes You Might Like:

What’s your favourite way to enjoy greens? Are you new to spicy kale chips? Have you tried my kale chips recipe before? Share in the comment section below!

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Oven-Baked Chaat Masala Kale Chips

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 3 people
Learn how to make kale chips oven baked, at home. Enjoy 'as is,' or add to salads and soups for crunch and added nutrition. This kale chips recipe is the ultimate Desi~licious snack – making it a perfect easy and healthy ethnic recipe. Check it out!

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 250 °F (120 °C)
  • Wash the kale in cold water and make sure that it’s thoroughly dry. Remove leaves from stems and break into medium-sized pieces
  • Using your hands, massage the oil into the leaves
  • Sprinkle the chaat masala and massage further, making sure that all the leaves are evenly coated with the spice
  • Arrange in a single layer on a baking tray and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the kale are crispy. Keep a close eye so they don’t burn
  • Cool and enjoy ‘as is’ or add to salads and soup for some crunch

Notes

  • Make sure to bake the kale at a low temperature and don’t be tempted to turn up the heat or it will burn and become bitter
  • Make sure to wash the kale beforehand and dry it thoroughly before baking
  • Bake the kale on an even layer to ensure even baking
  • You can add more/less chaat masala as per your taste. I go easy so my little one can join in.
  • Kale chips oven baked will store in a cool dry place for several days after baking

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 124kcal (6%)Carbohydrates: 17g (6%)Protein: 6g (12%)Fat: 5g (8%)Saturated Fat: 1g (5%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 66mg (3%)Fiber: 4g (16%)Vitamin A: 24400IU (488%)Vitamin C: 263.2mg (319%)Calcium: 190mg (19%)Iron: 2.7mg (15%)

Keep in mind that the nutritional values provided are approximations and suggestions. This nutrition facts table cannot account for your individual needs. Your body — including your hunger and satiety cues — change daily. It’s perfectly fine to eat more or less on different days. Instead of letting food guilt take over, consider mindful eating.

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Cuisine: Desi, ethnic, Fusion, Indian, pakistani
Course: Snack
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