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May 14, 2009

Slow Cooker Vegetable Vindaloo

One of my sources for new recipes is Vegetarian Times Magazine. They also have a website with a large archive of recipes - I found the Slow Cooker Vegetable Vindaloo on the website when I was in search of a recipe to put my new crockpot to use. I served the vindaloo atop brown rice with some naan on the side (Indian-style flatbread). Perfect!

A word from VT about Vindaloo:
Vindaloo is a spicy stew from the Goa region of India. Here, cauliflower and chickpeas replace the lamb or pork traditionally used in the dish. You can also substitute 3 cups of potatoes for half of the cauliflower for a heartier meal.

Slow Cooker Vegetable Vindaloo

6 cups cauliflower florets
2 15.5-oz. cans chickpeas, rinsed and drained
2 large leeks, white and light green parts sliced into 1-inch pieces (1 1/2 cups)
1 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
2 Tbs. minced fresh ginger
2 Tbs. curry powder
2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
2 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. red pepper sauce, such as Tabasco
3 Tbs. chopped cilantro
3 cups cooked rice

1. Combine cauliflower, chickpeas, leeks, tomato sauce, vinegar, ginger, curry powder, garlic, cumin, cinnamon, red pepper sauce, and 1/4 cup water in 4-quart slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper. Cook on high 2 hours, stirring occasionally.

2. Transfer Vindaloo to large bowl, and cool 15 minutes. Stir in cilantro, and serve over rice.


  1. This sounds great...I don't know if I'll be able to keep up my cooking with your posting :) And LOVE any crockpot recipes!

  2. Sarah,

    Try getting to your local indian grocery and pick up some of those ready spice mixes they have, Parampara and Sanjeev Kapoor are a couple of brands that are stocked these days. They contain all the spices and sauces u require, just add water and substitute the meat for the veggies(incase they are are meat recipe mixes), most of them are really good, give them a shot, will save a lot of time in mixing the spices, the sauteing et all.

    But then,its a fast fix method, if ur short on time.


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