Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry

Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry

A warming slow cooker vegetable curry, using up all the veggies from the bottom of the fridge. Frugal, healthy and perfect for the cold weather!

Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry

In my house we certainly suffer from ‘forgotten vegetable syndrome’. I buy specific vegetables with a recipe in mind, then our plans change and I make something else, and the aubergines, peppers or carrots, or whatever else I have bought, get forgotten about until I find them a few days or a week later. I am sure I can’t be the only one, surely?!

Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry

I often use up these forgotten vegetables in soups or casseroles but a vegetable curry is also a great way to use them up. The addition of spices and coconut milk hides a multitude of sins and brings the flavour of the vegetables out. All kinds of vegetables go well in a curry and I like to include sweet potato as it helps the sauce to thicken. Plus this is a nice healthy option if you are trying to eat well.


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Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry
Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
6 hrs
Total Time
6 hrs 10 mins

Use up all the vegetables in your fridge in a delicious vegetable curry 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Slow Cooker
Servings: 4
Calories: 187 kcal
Author: bakingqueen74
  • 1 red onion diced
  • 1 tsp lazy garlic
  • 1 tsp lazy ginger
  • 1 tsp mild chilli powder
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 red chilli desseded and chopped finely
  • 1 tin reduced fat coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 150 g of mixed broccoli/carrot/baby corn
  • 75 g green beans
  • fresh coriander to serve
  1. Place the garlic, ginger and spices in a large bowl.
  2. Add the coconut milk and tomato purée and mix well to combine all the ingredients.
  3. Place the onion, sweet potatoes, carrots and other vegetables (except the green beanin the slow cooker pot.
  4. Pour the coconut milk mixture on top and stir to combine in the pot.
  5. Cook on low for 5 hours.
  6. Add the green beans and cook for one more hour on low.
  7. Mix well and serve with rice and/or naan bread, with fresh coriander to serve.
Recipe Notes

Tip: If you have extra time, brown your onions for a few minutes until translucent, then add the garlic, ginger and spices and continue to cook for a minute or so until fragrant.

Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry

If you like this, you might also like Knead Whine’s cauliflower and chickpea curry, Celery and Cupcakes’ quinoa, cauliflower and butternut squash curry,  Fab Food 4 All’s mushroom, spinach and chickpea curry, and Tin and Thyme’s jerk sweet potato curry.

I’m sending this recipe over to Credit Crunch Munch with Fab Food 4 All and Fuss Free Flavours (hosting this month). Using the slow cooker to cook this curry is very cheap, and using up my elderly vegetables is a great way to avoid waste.


Also seeing this over to Extra Veg with Utterly Scrummy Food for Families and Fuss Free Flavours.


It also feels right to send it to the No Waste Food Challenge with Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary, and Meat Free Mondays with Tinned Tomatoes.

Let me know if you try this slow cooker vegetable curry recipe, and what vegetable combinations work well for you.

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Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry recipe - use up your leftover vegetables in a tasty curry made in the slow cooker

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Just added this to our meal plan for next week 😀 the OH got jealous when I made your chicken passanda but this is one he can get stuck into too.


Haha – I’m totally there with the random vegetables issues! Veggie curries are so forgiving for that.

Thanks for the link! 🙂


A delicious curry Lucy, I really should venture into veggie dishes in my slow cooker! Thanks for a fab #CreditCrunchMunch entry:-)


It’s not just you Lucy. Thank goodness, for curries, soups and stews. I love a good curry and yours sounds delicious.


Ah yum, this sounds delicious.I haven’t had slow cooked curry for ageessss. Will give this a whirl.


I so dont use my slow cooker enough which is why I love seeing your recipes as they remind me to get slow cooking.


Mmm I love the flavours you’ve used in this dish! All my favourite things in one pot that cooks itself! Fantastic! Thank you for sharing with the no waste food challenge 🙂


was absolutely delicious I did use only half a tin of the milk but thats because Im
trying to loose weight and it was lovely. thanks for the receipe I shall be naking it again