slow cooker chickpea pumpkin curry

Slow cooker chickpea pumpkin curry

  • Author: Jess
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Main
  • Method: Slow cook
  • Cuisine: Thai


This curry practically cooks itself in a slow cooker! You’ll love how quick and easy it is to make!



  • 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp red curry paste
  • 1 1/2 tbsp soy sauce (gluten-free if needed) 
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar (can sub honey, maple syrup…etc.)
  • 2 cups pumpkin or butternut squash, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 2 cubs sweet potato, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 3 tbsp crushed peanuts
  • cilantro to garnish


  1. Heat the oil in a pan on medium-high heat, then add the onions and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Lower the heat to medium and add the garlic, letting cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  3. Add the vegetable broth, coconut milk, red curry paste, soy sauce, coconut sugar to the slow cooker and mix until combined.
  4. Next add the onions & garlic, pumpkin, sweet potato and chickpeas mixing everything together.
  5. Cook on high for 4 hours, or on low for 8 hours.
  6. 10 minutes before serving, add in the spinach and mix into the curry. Cover and let cook for 10 minutes.
  7. Serve over rice and top with crushed peanuts and cilantro.


1 1/2 tbsp of soy sauce was about enough for me, but I additionally added a little bit of salt and pepper to the final dish. Saltiness will vary depending on the brand of both & soy sauce you use, so taste and adjust to your liking. Don’t skip out on the crushed peanuts! They add a great layer of flavour and texture to the curry.


  • Serving Size: 1 bowl
  • Calories: 376
  • Sugar: 17g
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 70g
  • Fiber: 13g
  • Protein: 12g

Keywords: Vegetarian slow cooker recipes, Healthy slow cooker recipes, crockpot curry recipe