It’s still chilly here, it’s still grey, so I think we’re fine to still share a crock pot meal, right?
This creamy curry is so easy to make, and the slow cooker makes it even easier. I actually made a batch of this on the stove a couple of weeks ago, and when I took the glass lid off the pot, it fell down and smashed into a bazillion little tiny pieces. Glass flew up, and over, and around, and under EVERYTHING. So I had to throw out a whole pot of curry. And I was ravenous. Don’t you hate that? There’s nothing more annoying than wasting food and cleaning glass shards off the floor when you are wishing you were eating a big bowl of curry.
Because of that disaster, when I decided to make this again, I got out the slow cooker and just dumped everything inside, put the lid on, and walked away. Four hours later, my house smelled amazing, and I carefully removed the lid and served this up for lunch.
You probably have the ingredients to make this in your pantry right now, so go grab them and fire up the crock pot!
- 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 5 Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and diced
- two 13 ounce boxes chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- one 13.5 ounce can full fat coconut milk
- 1 cup refrigerated non dairy milk of your choice (I used SO Delicious coconut milk)
- 2 Tablespoons curry powder
- 2 teaspoons Garam Masala
- ½ teaspoon turmeric
- 1½ teaspoons sugar
- 1½ teaspoons sea salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- Basmati rice for serving
- Place the olive oil, onion, and pepper in the crock pot and turn the crock pot to low. Stir to coat the vegetables with oil.
- Add the potatoes and chickpeas. Add the spices and sugar, and the full fat coconut milk, and non dairy milk. Stir and place the lid on.
- Cook on low for four hours.
- Top with more chopped red pepper or green onions if desired.
- Serve over Basmati rice.
- *To Freeze: Place all the ingredients in a gallon size freezer bag. Make sure the potatoes are covered in liquid so they don't darken. Thaw overnight in the freezer, then follow the cooking instructions above.
This really is one of the easiest ways to get a delicious Indian-inspired dinner on the table. You can either prepare the rice the night before, and just reheat it before serving, or prepare it at the end of the four hour cook time.
What easy meals are you eating lately?