African Potato and Collard Green Stew

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Total Time
45mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
30 mins

This hearty stew that originated in areas of South and East Africa. Potatoes, both sweet and white, as well as cauliflower, calcium-rich greens, raisins, and spices make a savory and nourishing meal to warm us on cold winter nights. Serve topped with rice, couscous, or quinoa.

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Directions

  1. In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat and add the onions and garlic, cooking them for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until softened.
  2. Add ginger, cinnamon,poppy seeds, mustard seeds, coriander, and cloves and cook, stirring frequently, for 2 minutes.
  3. Add potato to the mixture an stir to combine. Stir in 4 cups of water and turn heat up to high and bring to a boil, add the teaspoon of salt and stir well. Turn heat to low and simmer stew, uncovered, for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add cauliflower, sweet potato, collard greens, and raisins, stirring to combine. Continue cooking for 10 minutes until potatoes are tender.
  5. Season stew with vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste. If the stew is too dry, add a little water. Serve hot.