Both vegan and vegetarian, this easy, healthy and flavorful slow cooker curry recipe cooks in just a couple of hours time.
While I’m calling this a curry, personally I don’t think the curry flavors are that strong. So if you traditionally don’t like curries, you still might like this one. I’ve made several different variations of this recipe of the years but this is the one I use the most.
I know the best thing about slow cooker meals is the set-it-and-forget-it factor until you’re ready to serve. Hence why I try to stay away from two-part slow cooker recipes. So for this one, if you don’t have time to add the peas and tomatoes during the last 30 minutes of cook time then just add them at the beginning with the rest of the ingredients.
While I like to use white sweet potatoes, you can substitute regular potatoes. They’re normally used in curries; I just prefer white sweet potatoes. If you can’t find light coconut milk, you can absolutely use full-fat. I tend to use light coconut milk more frequently versus full-fat more because personally I prefer the flavor. If you find that your curry comes out dry or overcooked, try adding in more coconut milk. If you run out of coconut milk, don’t fret add almond milk or even water. If you’re vegan or you don’t have ghee, omit it.Print
Slow Cooker Vegetarian Curry (Vegan)
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 2 hours
- Total Time: 2 hours 5 mins
- Yield: 4 servings
- 15 ounces garbanzo beans, drained & rinsed
- 1/2 cup light coconut milk
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled & diced
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 tsp ghee (omit for vegan)
- 1 tbsp curry powder
- 1 1/2 tsp ginger
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1 tsp coriander
- 1 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- Add all ingredients EXCEPT peas & tomatoes to the slow cooker. Stir to mix well.
- Cook HIGH 1-2 hours or LOW 3-4 hours.
- When there are 30 minutes of cook time left, stir in peas and tomatoes.
You’ll know this is done when the potatoes are soft.
If you want to add meat, you can. Occasionally when I make this recipe, I’ll throw in some meat; usually ground chicken or ground turkey. If you use ground meat, you’ll need to brown the meat in the skillet prior to adding it to the slow cooker. The cook time will remain the same. You can add up to 1 pound of the meat of your choice whether it be beef, chicken, pork, etc. If you add raw meat to this recipe, you will need to increase the cook time by a hour or so. Please make please make sure you’re meat is fully cooked before consuming.
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