Saturday, November 24, 2012


Cauliflower Curry and Kale


1 small head of cauliflower, cut into 1/2 inch florets
1 bunch of kale, cut into ribbons, probably 2-3 cups
1/2 red onion, minced
1 1/2 Cups lentils
3 Tablespoons oil
2 Tablespoons curry powder (or to your tastes)
1/2 Tablespoon paprika (I like hot Spanish paprika)
1/2 Tablespoon ground coriander OR seeds lightly toasted
1 tsp. salt


 Cook the lentils in a large soup pot,  according to the directions on the package. Most likely this means adding 2 cups of water for every cup of lentils into a large pot and getting it boiling.  (I add 1/4 cup more than the directions call for). Cover and simmer 20 to 30 minutes.

In the last 10 minutes, add all the spices to the lentils, stir and continue to cook.

Meanwhile, heat a few tablespoons of oil in a large pan and add your cauliflower. Cook your florets over medium-high heat for about 15 minutes until the florets start to brown a bit.

cauliflower starting to brown
kale cut into ribbons
with the addition of kale

Next add your onions and cook them until they are translucent – another 5 minutes.

Finally add your kale along with a pinch of salt. Cook this for just a few more minutes until the kale starts to wilt.

Add this skillet mixture to the pot of lentils and mix all together.  Return the lid and sit for 5 to 10 minutes.

Don't overcook the kale.

total comfort food!

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