Slow Cooker Chickpea and Squash Curry

Author: Canadian Living

This is so delicious that it won't be only the vegetarians clamouring for more.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living New Slow Cooker Classics

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 green chili pepper minced
  • 4 teaspoons garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 plum tomatoes chopped
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 cans chickpeas drained
  • 1 butternut squash (2-1/2 lb/1.125 kg) peeled and cut in 1-inch (2.5 cm) chunks
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Raita:
  • 2 cups Balkan-style plain yogurt
  • 1 cup grated peeled cucumber squeezed and patted dry
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds crushed
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper

Method

In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes.

Stir in garlic, ginger and chili pepper; cook for 2 minutes. Stir in garam masala, turmeric, cumin seeds, salt and pepper; cook for 2 minutes.

Add tomatoes and water; cook for 2 minutes, scraping up browned bits. Pour into slow cooker. Stir in chickpeas and squash.

Cover and cook on low until squash is tender, 3 to 4 hours.

Stir in cilantro and lemon juice.

Raita: Meanwhile, in cheesecloth-lined strainer set over bowl, drain yogurt for 1 hour; discard liquid. Mix with cucumber, mint, cilantro, lemon juice, cumin seeds, salt and pepper. Serve with curry.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 463 mg
  • Protein 10 g
  • Calories 280.0
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Potassium 795 mg
  • Cholesterol 10 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 47 g

%RDI

  • Iron 24.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 46.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 17.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 138.0
  • Vitamin C 52.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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