A Crock Pot Curry with Coconut Milk

Posted by on Jan 2, 2012

A Crock Pot Curry with Coconut Milk

Dust off the Crock Pot early in the day and slow-simmer a gluten-free vegan curry brimming with healing ingredients- shredded cabbage, garlic, onion, apples, fennel and coconut milk. The kitchen – and you – stay cool. And dinner is done.


  • 2 tablespoons light olive oil
  • 5-6 cloves fresh garlic, minced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 2-3 teaspoons gluten-free red curry paste, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 1/2 head white or purple cabbage, shredded
  • 2 large carrots, peeled, sliced or chopped
  • 1 large potato – gold or sweet, diced
  • 2 apples – 1 tart, 1 sweet – cored, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1 14-oz. can chick peas, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups vegan broth, more if needed

To add in later:

  • 1 cup light coconut milk, more if needed
  • A drizzle of raw organic agave, to taste
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • A squeeze of fresh lime or a teaspoon or rice vinegar to taste
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, to taste


  1. Pour the oil in the bottom of the Crock Pot or slow cooker. Add the garlic, onion and spices. Stir to coat. Add the rest of the ingredients in the first list. Stir briefly to combine. Cover and cook on low heat for six hours or until the vegetables and potato are tender. I stirred the curry once during the afternoon to make sure all the veggies were moist and mingled.
  2. Before serving, add in the coconut milk, a touch of agave, seasoning and lime or vinegar. Add some chopped cilantro. Taste test and adjust seasonings, balancing the sweet tartness with the fiery creaminess. If you need more liquid, add broth or coconut milk.
  3. Cover and heat through an additional 15 minutes or so.
  4. Serve spooned over rice.

Makes 4-6 servings.

Recipe courtesy of The Gluten-free Goddess.

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