Veggie Slow Cooker Curry
I think it’s pretty funny that I decided to cook an Indian dish. Why you ask? Well, I literally live a foot away from a really nice Indian restaurant. I’ve lived here for over a year and only been there once! It was excellent, but I am kind of crazy about knowing exactly what is in the food I am eating. Therefore, I rarely go out to eat. (Okay I’ll admit it, most of the time I use my vegetarianism as an excuse for not going out to eat!)
Is it wrong to know exactly what you are getting? I don’t think so!
My BFF for life, DiPeppe is obsessed with Indian food. She has it probably 4 times a week with her fiance. That’s a lot of Indian food! So of course when I was making this I thought of her the entire time 🙂
For this recipe you will need:
-2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
-1 onion, chopped
-1 bell pepper, chopped (I had orange, but use the color you like)
-1 carrot, diced
-2 medium tomatoes, chopped
-1 package of white button mushrooms, cut in half
-1 6 oz can of tomato paste
-3/4 cup of water
-1 tsp of minced garlic
-2 Tablespoons of curry powder
-2 tsp of ground cumin
-1/2 tsp of salt
-1 half of a cauliflower head, cut into florets
-peas for garnishing, sweetness, and crunch!
Prep and chop all of your veggies (sweet potatoes, onion, carrot, tomatoes, pepper)
Add them to the slow cooker
Now add the tomato paste, water, curry powder, ground cumin, salt, and garlic
Stir this up
Add the cauliflower florets to the top of the dish
Cover, turn on low, and cook for 9 hours
When you come back you will have a beautiful aroma of spices in your kitchen! Smells better than a restaurant 🙂
I think the sweet potato really makes this dish. Most Indian dishes call for regular potato, but the sweet potato thickens the dish and also adds that natural sweetness!
I served with brown rice underneath and garnished with peas for a little pop. (Frozen works better than canned)
This meal is definitely clean eats! Nothing in this pot will harm you. All nice and healthy and super filling!
This is best to make on a cold day. Throw this in the pot before you go off to work in the morning and you will be so happy to dig in when you get home 🙂
XOXO With a Cherry On Top,