Favorite Dark Leafy Greens

Favorite Dark Leafy Greens

From The Ayruvedic Cookbook


Serves: 2-4




1 bunch dark leafy greens: kale, collards, mustard, turnip or dandelion greens, swiss chard

½ – ¾ cup water

1 tsp sunflower oil or ghee

½ tsp whole cumin seeds

1 tsp coriander powder


Wash the greens and chop them, taking out the stem in the process.  Bring water to a boil in a heavy bottomed skillet.  Put in chopped greens, cover, lower heat to simmer.  Cook on low heat for 7 to 15 minutes or until greens are tender.  Drain, saving water, if not too bitter, for use as soup broth.

Heat oil in small frying pan over low heat.  Add cumin seeds.  when they begin to brown, stir in coriander.  Brown, do not burn.  Pour this mixture over the drained greens, mixing well.  Serve immediately.