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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 - http://www.vegetariantimes.com/ 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.

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  2. 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!

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  3. 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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