Saturday, December 29, 2012

Curried Collard Greens


Here is another New Year's dish for prosperity.... Collard Greens.  Why? Because they are green like money and we could all use a little more green in our lives. :)   I decided to curry them and it turned out so well that I paired it with my  Curried Hoppin' John with Pork and Bacon  for more luck. :)

1lb of cleaned and stemmed Collard Greens chopped
1 medium onion chopped
2 green chilies chopped
10-15 fresh curry leaves
1 Tbs of grated fresh ginger
1 Tbs of grated fresh garlic
1 cinnamon stick
1 tsp of mustard seeds
1 tsp of cumin seeds
1tsp of garam masala
1/2 tsp of turmeric
1 tsp of red chili flakes or to taste
1 tsp of sugar
1 cup of coconut milk
1 cup of water
1 Tbs of canola oil

Heat 1Tbs of canola oil in a large pan on medium-high heat.  Add curry leaves, cinnamon stick, mustard and cumin seeds.  Fry for 30 seconds until fragrant.

 Next add your onion, chilies, ginger and garlic. Fry to 2-3 minutes.
 Then add your spices (turmeric, chili flakes, sugar and garam masala).  Stir for 30 seconds.

Finally add your collard greens,
water and coconut milk.  Turn heat to low and cook covered for 30 minutes until collards are cooked down.  Stir occasionally.

Enjoy with any rice and curry meal.

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