Big plate of Coconut Curried Greens beside a spoonful of curry powder
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Amazing Coconut Curried Greens

Amazing coconut curried greens made with 10 ingredients in 30 minutes. An incredibly flavorful, healthy side dish to any Indian-inspired meal.
Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Category: Side
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Indian-Inspired, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? 2-3 Days



  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 medium shallot (sliced)
  • 3 cloves garlic* (minced)
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 large bundle collard greens (large stems removed, chopped)
  • 2 tsp curry powder (divided // plus more to taste)
  • 2 tsp coconut sugar (plus more to taste)
  • Sea salt (to taste // ~1/2 tsp as original recipe is written)
  • 1 large bundle kale (green or purple // large stems removed // chopped)
  • 1/2 cup light coconut milk (or sub vegetable broth or water // divided)

FOR SERVING optional

  • Toasted coconut flakes


  1. Heat a large metal or cast iron skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add coconut oil, shallot, garlic and ginger. Sauté for 2-4 minutes, or until shallot is tender and fragrant.
  2. Add collard greens, half of the curry powder (1 tsp as original recipe is written), coconut sugar, and a healthy pinch sea salt. Stir to combine and reduce heat slightly to medium-low. Cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until greens appear tender but not mushy.

  3. Add kale, another pinch of sea salt, remaining curry powder (1 tsp as original recipe is written), and the coconut milk. Stir to combine and cover once more to steam for 2-4 minutes, or until kale appears tender.

  4. Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more salt to taste, coconut sugar for sweetness, or curry powder for intense curry flavor.
  5. Best when fresh, though leftovers keep in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.


*3 cloves garlic yield ~1 1/2 Tbsp minced garlic.
*Method adapted from Real Simple and All Recipes.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated without optional coconut flakes.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 4)