Curried Collard Greens, Kale, Lentils, and Sweet Potatoes

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Curried Collard Greens, Kale, Lentils, and Sweet Potatoes


1-1/2 lbs. Collard Greens
1-1/2 lbs. Kale
1 lb. Carrots
2 lbs. Onions
3 lbs. Sweet Potatoes
1 lb. Lentils cooked in 5 cups Water
2 - 28-oz. cans Crushed Tomatoes
1 to 1-1/2 cups Raisins
1 tbsp. Cumin, ground
1 tbsp. Paprika
1 tbsp. Turmeric, ground
1-1/2 tsp. Cinnamon, ground
Cayenne Pepper or Hot Sauce, to taste
3 cups Brown Basmati Rice cooked in 6 cups Water
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This recipe will make 8 to 10 servings, and is great for leftovers.  It can be prepared in a large pot on the stovetop or in a wok.  This is also a good recipe for working people to cook on a day off, and store the leftovers in the refrigerator for already prepared meals on working days.

We begin by placing the lentil and rice pots on the stove top with water and turning the heat to high.

Clean and wash the lentils and add to the pot, even before the water boils.  When the water boils, lower the heat to simmer, cover the pot, and cook until all the water is absorbed.

When the water in the rice pot begins to boil, add the rice, lower the heat to simmer, cover the pot, and cook until all the water is absorbed.

While the lentils and rice are cooking, wash and clean the veggies, and peel the carrots and onions.  The skin may be left on the sweet potatoes once the roots and bad spots have been removed.

Shred or chop the collards, kale, and onions, and slice the carrots.  A food processor is wonderful for this task.  Cut the sweet potatoes into small cubes.  Place all the veggies in the large pot or wok with the seasonings.

If cooking in a pot, add a cup of water and cook on medium heat until (mixing occasionally) all the veggies are tender (lower the heat to simmer if you get any sticking on the bottom of the pot).

If cooking in a wok, stir-fry in a little water until the veggies are tender.

When the veggies are cooked, add the crushed tomatoes and lentils, mix well and cook for another few minutes to blend the flavors.

Serve over a bed of rice, and enjoy!

Leftovers can be served on a plate and warmed in the microwave oven.

Ingredients Information


Cinnamon, ground

Collard Greens

Cumin, ground



Onions, Yellow


Pepper - Hot Red, ground (Cayenne)

Pepper Sauce - Hot Red

Potatoes, Sweet

Raisins, Thompson Seedless

Rice, Brown Basmati

Tomatoes, Crushed

Turmeric, ground

Utensils and Equipment Information

Food Processor


Measuring Cups, Dry

Measuring Cup, Liquid

Measuring Spoons

Peeler, Vegetable

Pot, Glass

Pot, Large Stainless Steel

Spoon, Large Mixing

Wok, Stainless Steel