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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

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Slowcooker Lentil Soup June 7, 2009

Filed under: Slow cooker Meals,Soups — obsidian @ 8:22 am
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obsilentilsoupNot so pretty to look at I admit, but tasty

 

Ingredients:
1 c dried green lentils
1 c chopped leek
1 bacon bone (one of the rib bits is best)
About 6 baby potatoes
1 tb ground cumin
1 c corn kernels

Method:
1). Wash and chop the potatoes into bitesize pieces. rinse the lentils.
2). Put everything except the corn into the slowcooker, with just enough water to cover the ingredients.
3). Cook on high until the potato is soft and breaking apart (about 5 hours)
4). Use tongs to remove the bacon bone, pull off any meat you can.
5). Use a potato masher to gently mash the soup. How much you wash depends on how smooth you want the soup to be. Mash just a little to make a chunky soup, or mash a lot (or even use a stick blender to puree it) if you like a smoother soup.
6). Stir in the bacon and corn into the slowcooker and turn it off. Allow to sit for about 5 minutes and then serve. Or allow to cool and spoon into containers for use later.

 

Slowcooker Chickpea Curry January 16, 2009

Ingredients:
500g chicken
Potato
Sweet potato
Pumpkin
Cauliflower
Broccoli
1 tin chickpeas
1 tun coconut milk
1 green chilli
Cardamon, Cumin, Coriander and Garlic to taste (about 1/2 tsp each)

 
Method:
Cut chicken into bite sized pieces and brown this is a frypan, then place the chicken in slow cooker. In the frypan, heat the spices, then add those to the slow cooker. Cut the vegetables into bitesized pieces, then add to the show cooker with the chickpeas and coconut milk. Cook on low for several hours.

 

Slow Cooker Lentil Curry December 13, 2008

Ingredients:
Handful of red lentils
1 onion (chopped)
1/2 butternut pumpkin (diced)
Small sweet potato (diced)
Red capsicum (diced)
Fresh tomato (chopped)
Green beans (sliced)
Spices – cumin, ground coriander, garam masala, tumeric and chilli

 
Method:
Add all ingredients to the slow cooker (Add water – but not sure how much), mix well, put the lid on and allow to cook for several hours.

 
(From http://www.joyousbirth.info)

 

Vegetable and chickpea curry

Ingredients:
1 lge brown onion
2 garlic cloves
2 tbl sp curry powder
3 tsp cumin
800g can diced tomatoes
1/2 lemon juiced
300g chickpeas drained
1lge sweet potato
1lge carrot
4 squash
250g broccoli
250g cauliflower

 
Jasmine rice and natural yoghurt to serve

 
Method:
1. You can fry the onion and garlic in a frying pan first, or just put it in the crockpot with all but the last 2 ingredients.
2. cook on high for 4 hours, or slow for 6 hours.
3. Serve with rice and yoghurt.

 
(From http://www.joyousbirth.info)

 

Chocolate Self-Saucing Pudding

Filed under: Cakes,Slow cooker Meals — obsidian @ 11:01 am
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Ingredients:
60g butter
½ cup sugar
1 cup SR flour
2 dessert spoons cocoa
½ cup milk
Vanilla
Egg
Salt

Method:
1. Cream butter and sugar
2. Beat in the remaining ingredients
3. Grease your slow cooker and pour the mixture in.
4. Mix another ½ cup sugar and 1 tablespoon spoon of cocoa and sprinkle this over the wet mixture
5. Pour 2 cups of hot water over this, then cook on low for around 3 hours.

(From Anaya at http://www.joyousbirth.info)

 

Mushroom Chicken

Filed under: Meat Dishes,Slow cooker Meals,Stews & Casseroles — obsidian @ 10:59 am
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This recipe originally called for 2 cups sour cream and 3/4 cup dry white wine… but I’m going to try a version leaving those out.

 
Ingredients:
1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1/2 onion, chopped
1 cup fresh sliced mushrooms
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (or equivalent other meat)

 
Method:
Add all ingredients into the slow cooker, and cook on high for 4-5 hours

 
(Check the instructions for your slow cooker to ensure the cooking time is correct for your brand of cooker)

 
Adapted from a recipe posted on http://www.nappycino.com.au