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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 82.6
  • Total Fat: 1.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 95.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 15.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.9 g
  • Protein: 5.0 g

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Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry

Submitted by: KASHMIR

Introduction

Let the slow cooker bring out all the flavors of the spices in this dish! Let the slow cooker bring out all the flavors of the spices in this dish!
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 cup lentils, washed and cleaned of stones
    2 cups water
    2 cans stewed tomatoes
    1 medium onion, chopped
    1 small eggplant, cubed
    1 bunch spinach
    2 tbsp curry powder
    1 tbsp ground coriander seed
    1/2 tbsp cayenne pepper (or to taste)
    1 tbsp ground cumin
    1/2 tbsp turmeric
    1 clove finely chopped garlic

Directions

Put lentils, all the spices, and water in slow cooker, cook on high for 1 hour.
After 1 hour lentils will be partially cooked, add all the vegetables.
Check flavor for spices, add more if needed.
Cook until vegetables and lentils reach desired consistency.
Great served over brown rice.


Cooking time will depend on slow cooker and heat setting. Will do well on low setting cooking all day, or should be ready on high after approx 3 hours. Lentils should be completely soft when done.


Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KASHMIR.






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  • O.K.
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I made this without the eggplant, I substituted 1 lg. carrot, 1 stalk celery, and about 1 cup cauliflower, all chopped. I noticed the calorie calculation is done with 1 cup of cooked lentils instead of 1 cup of raw lentils as the recipe calls for. Actual calorie count is closer to 200 per serving. - 5/30/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Cooked it with a Pork Tenderloin. Great, didn't have fresh spinach. Used a package of frozen, if I have to do it again I would use half of it. Didn't have egg plant, subbed zucchini, still GREAT - 6/2/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    it works just as well cooked in a pressure cooker. saves gas too!! if you add more water...there you have lentil soup :) - 5/30/08

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  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    What I love about curries is that you can substitute any of the vegetables. I am not the biggest fan of eggplant, but a squash worked just as well. My husband really loves cauliflower and so we added that too. Fun to play around with recipes, especially ones that have all your veggies for the day - 5/30/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Used Cauliflower instead of eggplant. It was great. I added a bit more curry and a dash of cayenne as it was not spicy enough for me the first time. - 1/23/12

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious. Very flavorful and hearty! We modified and used chicken instead of egg plant. Next time we make it we will use zucchini instead of spinach. - 6/12/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Made it for dinner tonight. I used cauliflower instead of the eggplant, it was wonderful! My house smelled good and the kids(all except the littlest-10 yrs) all loved. I really loved that it is so lowfat, definitely will be having many leftovers, as I doubled the ingredients. Thanks - 6/3/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great with couscous--served as a side dish with pork chops. I only used 1 tsp cayenne and it was still a little spicy for the kids, but both of them (11&8) loved it and wanted more! Cooked on high for 6 hours until everything was very tender and flavorful--made the whole house smell wonderful, too - 5/30/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    i don't like eggplant. it got alot of good spices. my family likeded it. will make again. - 5/30/08

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Question: How long did you cook the veggie portion? If I go off and leave it, I'd rather not return to mushy veggies. - 5/30/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Hint: pick small eggplant over larger ones. The bigger the eggplant, the more bitter it becomes. Large slices of eggplant heavily salted then allowed to drain their liquid then washing off the salt will remove most of the bitter taste. Give it a try! - 5/30/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this recipe sounds wonderful, the low in sodium and calories
    is great!! I will try it........... - 5/30/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love the subtle flavors of Indian cooking . If you don't like eggplant throw in a few shrimp instead, prawn curry is dellicious. - 5/30/08

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Lots of great spices and veggies..my kids LOVE curry! - 5/30/08

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  • Yum! Prepped the night before, cooked on low for 8 hours and am very pleased with the finished product. - 9/18/12

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  • fantastic! unfortunately I didn't have the time to use the slow cooker and did it faster on the stove, but it was still very good - served it on top of quinoa. - 1/17/12

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  • I really liked this recipe, my clients (who do not like any spices) however found it too spicy. So I am lucky enough to get all the leftovers to myself! - 11/8/11

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  • Awesome! I put a little more than double the amount of curry in it to spice it up a bit. - 2/14/11

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  • This was incredible. I loved how the flavors all blended together and then exploded in your mouth. - 7/11/10

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  • Oops left stars blank in previous comment. - 1/2/10

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  • Mmmm! This dish is delicious! I served it over brown rice and added a little extra heat. Thanks! - 10/21/09

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    will give it a good try and report back - 2/7/09

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  • I will try it again, but this time with no cayanne. The recipie was too hot for me to eat. What I tasted during the cooking process was good, but in the end all I tasted was the heat. - 11/5/08

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  • Very Good! - 6/16/08

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  • Loved it! Even my husband liked it although he was expecting it to be spicier, I thought it was very spicy but I like it that way! - 6/16/08

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  • Next time will substitute for the eggplant - 6/10/08

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  • Used spaghetti squash instead of eggplant. I had doubled the recipe as some of the others did and it was just mediocre for us. So now I have way too much leftovers. I love trying new recipes. This one just didn't get it for us. Thanks anyway. - 6/3/08

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  • I will try it! - 5/30/08

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  • Not bad. Thought you were eating something light and healthy, and you were. Then you think, this is good and you want to go back for more, and you can because it's so light. - 5/30/08

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    it doesn't sound to bad but i don't think its for me,but you never know i might try it some day. - 5/30/08

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  • 0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    scarey for someone inexperienced with curry - 5/30/08

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    It does sound really good but we really do need more info to successfully try this recipe! - 5/30/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It looks good! I plan to make this once the eggplant in my garden are ready to harvest. - 5/30/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    sounds good - 5/30/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It would be great to know how long to continue cooking once the vegetables have been added. I didn't have eggplant but i did add frozen cooked squash. - 5/30/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Iam not a fan of eegplant would have to find something else like shrimp. I love curry will try it over the week end - 5/30/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It sounds like a perfect dinner...and I suspect it could be dinner all week, saving time and $$$ - 5/30/08

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  • Incredible!
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sounds great - tasty and inexpensive! I'm not a fan of eggplant but I'm sure summer squashes will make an excellent substitute. Thanks so much for posting this! It will help me use more veggies. My husband and I love Indian food but I was always intimidated by long ingredient lists. Thanks again! - 5/30/08

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  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Mmmm, I think it sounds wonderful! I love spicy food and the fact that's it's SO healthy is fabulous. I'm definitely going to try this one. I'll more than likely cook it on the stovetop at low heat and use organic chicken broth instead of water. - 5/30/08

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  • Before I make it I'd love to know how big the cans of tomatoes are. My cans are 796mL (28 fl oz). Do I use 1 can or 2? Two cans seems like an awful lot of tomatoes. - 5/30/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    It sounds delicious! I'll try it! - 5/30/08

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I`ll give it a try! - 5/30/08

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  • Bad
    0 of 4 people found this review helpful
    sorry, I know that just because it's not for me... well that doesn't mean it's not for everyone. I am very picky hmmmm - 5/30/08

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  • O.K.
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I'm not a big fan of Eggplant - 5/30/08

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Pretty good but it would really be nice to have an at least approximate time for cooking - 7/2/07

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