Coconut Curried Kale and Sweet Potato Recipe

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Everett Dean Modified: March 22, 2022
Coconut Curried Kale and Sweet Potato Recipe

How To Make Coconut Curried Kale and Sweet Potato

For this curry recipe, we are using kale and sweet potatoes. This is an absolute vegetarian dish that we guarantee will be liked even by picky eaters.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 40 minutes
Total: 1 hour 5 minutes



  • 3tbspextra-virgin olive oildivided
  • 1onionchopped
  • 2lbsweet potato
  • 1cupgarlic cloves
  • 2tspfresh gingergrated
  • 1tspcurry powder
  • 2lbkalestemmed and chopped
  • 1cupvegetable broth
  • 14ozfull-fat coconut milk
  • 1tbsplime juice
  • cuppepitasgreen pumpkin seeds
  • 1tspsalt
  • 1tspfreshly ground black pepper
  • 1tspred pepper flakesoptional
  • cupbrown basmati ricerinsed


  1. To cook the rice, bring a large pot of water to boil. Add the rinsed rice and cook for 30 minutes, reducing heat as necessary to prevent overflow but keep the water boiling.

  2. Turn off the heat, drain the rice and return the rice to the pot. Cover and let the rice rest for 10 minutes or longer, until you’re ready to serve.

  3. Meanwhile, warm 2 tablespoons olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat until shimmering. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 5 minutes.

  4. Add sweet potato or squash, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sweet potato is bright orange, about 5 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a bowl for now.

  5. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil to the pot and raise the heat to medium-high. Add garlic, ginger, and curry powder and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

  6. Add half of the kale and stir until it’s beginning to wilt about 1 minute. Stir in remaining greens, broth, all but coconut milk, and salt.

  7. Cover pot, reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally until kale is wilted, about 12 to 15 minutes. Pour in sweet potato or squash mixture, cover, and continue to cook until kale and sweet potato or squash are tender, 10 to 20 minutes.

  8. Meanwhile, toast the pepitas in a medium skillet over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until they’re fragrant and making little popping noises, about 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl to cool.

  9. Once the kale and sweet potato/squash are tender, uncover the pot and increase heat to medium-high. Cook, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has evaporated and sauce has thickened, 2 to 5 minutes.

  10. Remove from heat and stir in the remaining coconut milk. Add the lime juice and season with salt, pepper, and optional red pepper flakes, to taste.

  11. Divide rice into bowls, then top with kale mixture, and a generous sprinkling of pepitas before serving.


  • Calories: 973.44kcal
  • Fat: 40.69g
  • Saturated Fat: 21.73g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.76g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.89g
  • Carbohydrates: 138.82g
  • Fiber: 19.81g
  • Sugar: 17.20g
  • Protein: 26.42g
  • Sodium: 828.79mg
  • Calcium: 524.52mg
  • Potassium: 2539.08mg
  • Iron: 10.70mg
  • Vitamin A: 2746.72µg
  • Vitamin C: 293.11mg
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