Saturday, May 8, 2010

Slower Cooker Curry

It has been a very long time since I used my slow cooker, in fact the last time I used it was August 2008 when I cooked my last omni meal.  I remember that I made a beef red curry in it & ate it & felt so sick afterwards that I went vegan the next day, I had been planning on going vegan at some stage but thought that I might ease my way into it but this meal pushed me over the edge & I went vegan straight away.

So, somewhat ironically when I decided to dust off the slow cooker again I chose to make a mock beef red curry with some 'beef' chunks that I had bought at Minh Phat.  This was yum.  Even though I am not working at the moment & it is nice to have food prepared of an evening & not have to do to much besides cook some rice in the rice cooker (which Greg did anyway so all I had to do was serve).

My very simple & not very authentic curry recipe

  • 2 tbsp red curry paste ( I bought mine from Aldi)
  • Can light coconut milk
  • Mock beef chunks
  • Cauliflower florets
  • Green beans topped & tailed
  • Peeled potatoes cut into chunks
  • Half a huge eggplant diced
  • 1 onion sliced
Put it all in the slow cooker & cook for around 7 hours & then serve over rice - easy!

Next time I make it I won't use cauliflower though because it went really mushy, all the other vegies came out beautifully though, especially the eggplant so I am now looking at other eggplant slow cooker recipes.

6 comments:

  1. That looks amazing! I don't have a slow cooker, but I'm really getting into long-simmered curries since the weather has turned cooler.

    I think I'm going to have the make a trip to Minh Phat soon - I do love me some fake meat!

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  2. That does look good, I really need to dig my slow cooker out, now that the weather is getting cooler.

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  3. i love slow cookers! so so easy to make the most warming meal

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  4. Oohhh yum. Tell me more about the fake beef chunks, what brand were they? Yummy?

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  6. Niki - I think the brand is Vege Giant, they are the brand that you get at Vincents in Footscray.

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