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A serving of slow cooker vegetable curry with flatbread

Slow cooker vegetable curry

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 6 hrs Plus overnight chilling

Easy

Serves 2

Use the slow cooker to make our easy veggie curry with coconut sauce and freeze the leftovers for another day. One serving provides four of your five-a-day

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal391
  • fat22g
  • saturates13g
  • carbs30g
  • sugars18g
  • fibre14g
  • protein11g
  • salt1.1g
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Ingredients

  • 400ml can light coconut milk
    Coconut milk in a glass, with half a coconut

    Coconut milk

    ko-ko-nut mill-k

    Coconut milk is not the slightly opaque liquid that flows from a freshly opened coconut –…

  • 3 tbsp mild curry paste
  • 2 tsp vegetable bouillon powder
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and sliced
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
    Ginger

    Ginger

    jin-jer

    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 200g butternut squash (peeled weight), cut into chunks
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 1 small aubergine (about 250g), halved and thickly sliced
    Aubergine

    Aubergine

    oh-ber-geen

    Although it's technically a fruit (a berry, to be exact), the aubergine is used as a…

  • 15g coriander, chopped
  • 160g frozen peas, defrosted
    Peas

    Peas

    p-ees

    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

  • 1 lime, juiced, to taste
    Lime

    Lime

    ly-m

    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • wholemeal flatbread, to serve

Method

  1. Put 400ml light coconut milk, 3 tbsp mild curry paste, 2 tsp vegetable bouillon powder, 1 deseeded and sliced red chilli, 1 tbsp finely chopped ginger, 3 sliced garlic cloves, 200g chunks butternut squash, 1 sliced red pepper and 1 small halved and thickly sliced aubergine into the slow cooker pot and stir well. Cover with the lid and chill overnight.

  2. The next day, cook on Low for 6 hrs until the vegetables are really tender, then stir in 15g chopped coriander and 160g defrosted peas. The heat of the curry should be enough to warm them through.

  3. Taste and add a good squeeze of lime juice, if you fancy extra zing. Serve with a wholemeal flatbread.

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Clare OSBORNE's picture
Clare OSBORNE
9th Feb, 2019
This is so disappointing. I think the aubergine ruins it, it gives it a really bitter taste. I added tomatoes at the same time as the peas which were really nice. I did add some cornflour to thicken it up. I would make it again but without the aubergine.
littlemisstrivia
24th Jan, 2019
2.05
I found this had a peculiar taste to it. Not sure if it was just the particular curry paste that I used as I hadn't used it before. The whole thing just felt a bit too thin and runny for me. More like a soup than a sauce.
caroline_devitt
8th Jan, 2019
4.05
I added chickpeas & butter beans to this and also mushrooms. Really liked it :-)
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Natalie Stewart
21st Sep, 2018
5.05
This recipe is delicious, I chopped my veg smaller than the recipe stated as it helped to thicken the sauce. I added mushrooms and peas in half an hour before the end of the cooking time.I used tikka masala curry paste and just a small sprinkle of dried chilli flakes. I will be making this again!
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Chloe Bird
28th Aug, 2018
5.05
This is delicious! It’s wise to chop the veg nice and chunky to avoid sloppiness. As the instructions state- the aubergine to be halved and then sliced. I cut mine into really thick semi circles
barnseytheclaret
6th Feb, 2018
5.05
We thought this was absolutely delicious! We're not vegetarians, but this was fantastic. One small point: I like curries quite spicy, and this was fine for me, and yet my wife is not a fan of spicy curries, so bear that in mind in terms of the amount of paste and chilli you use; you may like to put a bit less in, or make double the amount, for 4 people, and reduce the proportion accordingly?
karengould
16th Nov, 2017
1.05
This was not a success! The vegetables were overcooked, and the whole dish had a very bitter taste to it, and was too spicy considering the mild curry paste. Perhaps the stated 3 tbsp of paste is too much? Would not make again.
hannahspruijt
4th Nov, 2017
3.05
Can't truthfully rate this as I used full fat coconut milk and different veg (pumpkin, butternut, mixed peppers, aub, courgette, onion) but it didn't taste of much somehow after six hours...more like a sloppy stew! All the veg had pretty much broken down. Tasted ok, but no punch of flavour at all and the coconut milk had lost all creaminess (think this is why they suggest low-fat?). I also have issue with the lack of protein - we ended up quickly toasting a load of cashews to stir in which made it better, but maybe chickpeas or lentils would help? I love the idea of a slow-cooker curry but I'm not convinced yet...
reevey
26th Oct, 2017
4.05
Not a bad meal but the dish was lacking a bit of substance in the choice of vegetables. I used madras curry paste as I had it in the cupboard. We'd eat it again but add some different vegetables, we scored it 7.5/10
andtiggertoo
18th Oct, 2017
3.05
I may be missing something, but I can't see how these quantities for four people can possibly give each one four of their five a day veg. Yes, it contains four veg, but not four portions in each serving.

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Becca-boo
28th Feb, 2019
Several people have mentioned a bitter taste with this recipe. This is probably due to the aubergine and in my experience, even when slow cooking, it's best to fry or roast aubergine before using in a dish. This should get rid of the bitterness. Otherwise make sure the pieces are small (as others have said) so that they cook through properly.
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