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Slow Cooker Vegan Chickpea Curry

This Creamy Vegan Curry Is Comfort in a Bowl

Craving a little comfort food that won't break the calorie bank? This dinner involves no cheese and no pizza dough, and I promise it's not deep-fried — but it is just as warm, savory, and satisfying! After one bite of this chickpea and sweet potato curry with coconut rice, you will be sold.

Related: 18 Healthy Slow-Cooker Recipes That Basically Cook Themselves

Each serving is about 400 calories, and because this recipe serves six, you can impress your friends with this bold yet easy-to-make dish or save the rest for tomorrow's lunch. This vegan and gluten-free recipe calls for spinach (for some added vitamins and fiber), but you can omit it if you're not a fan of greens in your curry.

This tasty recipe is part of our 2-Week Clean-Eating Plan, learn more about the program here.

Chickpea Coconut Curry With Sweet Potatoes

Chickpea Coconut Curry With Sweet Potatoes


Note: To reap the most flavor, you will need a slow cooker to make this recipe. If you don't have a slow cooker, make the curry in a stockpot, and let it simmer for one hour.

Slow Cooker Vegan Chickpea Curry


1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoons minced ginger
15-ounce can chickpeas (about 1 1/2 cups)
2 cups canned or boxed chopped tomatoes
2 cups small cauliflower florets
1 sweet potato, peeled and diced
1 can light coconut milk
1 cup vegetable broth
1 tablespoon garam masala
1/2 tablespoon curry powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups lightly packed baby spinach, chopped

Coconut rice:
1 1/2 cups uncooked brown basmati rice
1 can light coconut milk
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt


To make the curry:

  • Heat the oil in a pan, and sauté the onions, garlic, and fresh ginger for seven minutes.
  • Transfer the onion mix to a slow cooker, and add remaining ingredients except for the spinach.
  • Heat on low for six hours (or on high for four hours).
  • Before serving, stir in the spinach, and heat for five more minutes.

To make the rice:

  • Add the rice, coconut milk, water, and salt to a saucepan. Heat on high, bringing to a boil, and then cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 40 minutes. Turn off the heat, and allow the curry to sit covered for 10 minutes. Serve along with rice.

Source: Calorie Count


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Deb14958887 Deb14958887 2 years
I made this as per instructions, but it was really runny, like soup, not at all like the picture. I ended up having to strain the liquid into a pot and thickening it with cornstarch/cold water. I rewrote the recipe so that it swas all just done in one pot (small dutch oven) on the stove. It ends up being more efficient than using the crockpot ... cook for an hour, thicken, and done. Otherwise, it tasted fine (I did tweak it a bit, but who doesn't do that).
polkadot37 polkadot37 2 years
Made this for dinner last night. Not only was it incredibly easy, but it was also incredibly delicious! Adding this to my list of go to recipes.
sarah1104 sarah1104 2 years
Looks delish! But what's the point of slow cooking it if you have to spend 40 minutes cooking rice when you get home as well???
anika42 anika42 2 years
what are steps if i dont have a slow cooker?
Susi-May Susi-May 2 years
This looks so tasty and warming. Can't wait to make it!
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