Green curry with coconut milk, moong dal, cauliflower, and loads of greens! A hearty, flavorful, 1-pot meal!
Add moong dal to a bowl (or pot) and cover with water. Allow to soak for at least 1 hour (to increase absorption and speed cook time), or overnight. Then rinse, drain, and set aside.
Heat a large rimmed skillet or pot over medium heat. Once hot, add oil, shallot, ginger, and garlic. Sauté for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently. Then add curry paste and cook for 1-2 minutes more.
Add cauliflower and sauté a few more minutes. Add coconut milk and stir to combine. Bring to a simmer. Then add soaked drained moong dal, coconut aminos, and maple syrup and stir.
Return to a simmer and cook for approximately 15-20 minutes or until moong dal is tender. In the last 5 minutes of cooking, add kale and stir until wilted (about 3 minutes).
Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding lime juice for acidity, maple syrup for sweetness, coconut aminos or salt for saltiness, or green curry paste for more intense curry flavor.
Serve plain like a stew, or over grains like rice or quinoa. Garnish with cashews and lime juice (both optional). Store leftovers in the refrigerator up to 4-5 days, or in the freezer up to 1 month. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop. Rehydrate with water or coconut milk as needed.
*Prep time includes soaking dal.
*If you can't find moong dal, you can sub golden lentils or brown or green lentils. Soaking is still recommended, but adjust cooking time as needed.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with avocado oil and lesser amount of kale, and without optional ingredients.