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Easy Slow Cooker Curry June 24, 2011

I cheat with this and use a sachet of curry sauce.  Actually, I use two, and fill my slow cooker, which does us several meals (it freezes well).

I start off by putting 2 sachets worth of Passage to India Korma curry  in the slow cooker and turn it on to high to start warming.

Then I chop up half a butternut pumpkin into bite size pieces (maybe about 2-3 cups worth of chopped pumpkin),  and a sweet potato, and adding that and 500g diced beef to a frying pan, and cook that (no oil) until the meat has browned.  You could of course leave out the meat for a vegetarian meal.

Put the cooked stuff into the slow cooker, with a chopped zucchini, 2 chopped carrots, a tin of drained (and rinsed) chickpeas and a tin of drained (and rinsed) lentils.  You can add other veg if you like.  Don’t add any extra liquid, as the slow cooking will add moisture.

Leave that cooking for several hours until the pumpkin is soft.  I like to mix a can of coconut milk through once it’s cooked.  Serve on rice, with some roti


3 Responses to “Easy Slow Cooker Curry”

  1. Sarah Eyre Says:

    How many hours is “several hours”? 🙂

  2. obsidian Says:

    No idea….. 🙂 I rarely work to times…

    It depends how much stuff you put in it and how hot your slow cooker is….. If your slow cooker is very full it will take longer to cook…. It also depends on how long your pumpkin takes to cook (size of your pieces and what brand of pumpkin).

    I just let it go for maybe two hours (on high) then test it, and if it needs more time I leave it for another half an hour to an hour depending on how much longer I think it needs…. if it seems about done then I turn the slow cooker off and leave it gently keep cooking in residual heat.

    or if I want to do it on slow, I’ll leave that cooking away most of the say (so about 7-8 hours)

    The whole idea of the slow cooker is really a set-and-forget thing though, so it’s not going to make much difference in something like this dish, whether you’re leaving it there for 5 hours or 3 hours, so long as it’s not able to burn and your food is cooked enough….

  3. Sarah Says:

    Great thank you so much!

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