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Slow Cooker Chickpea Coconut Curry — Under 400 Calories!

April 17, 2014

I came across this great recipe from www.fitsugar.com that I can’t wait to try! Who doesn’t love making dinner in a Slow Cooker? 

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.

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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.

NOTES

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

INGREDIENTS

Curry:
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 yellow onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoons minced ginger
1 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

DIRECTIONS

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

NUTRITION

Calories per serving

 

398
http://www.fitsugar.com/Slow-Cooker-Vegan-Chickpea-Curry-34162942
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