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The BEST slow cooker dish you'll have this season! If you love the flavors of Indian cuisine, this is a KEEPER!

The BEST slow cooker dish you'll have this season! If you love the flavors of Indian cuisine, this is a KEEPER!

This slow cooker pumpkin coconut curry doesn’t really look like much but let me tell you something: it is the most delicious dinner you will eat this season.

The slow cooker pumpkin coconut curry reminds me of a dish you’d get in an authentic Indian restaurant.

Now, I’m not saying mine is an authentic Indian dish by any means but the flavors and ingredients could totally pass for one.

This slow cooker pumpkin coconut curry will definitely be the curry you’ll be making over and over again!

What does it taste like?

It’s hard to even describe to you how delicious this slow cooker pumpkin coconut curry is.

It’s slightly sweet but has the right amount of savory notes to it and it gets better and better each day.

I feel like its also got that rich, creamy flavor due to the coconut milk and also the starchy vegetables in this.

The BEST slow cooker dish you'll have this season! If you love the flavors of Indian cuisine, this is slow cooker pumpkin coconut curry is a KEEPER!

Can you make slow cooker pumpkin coconut curry on the stovetop?

Yep! I’ve made it on the stovetop before when I didn’t have time to make it in the slow cooker.

Just cook it until the vegetables are tender.

Can you make slow cooker pumpkin coconut curry in the Instant Pot?

YES! The beauty of the Instant Pot is that you can make this super fast.

I recommend 20-25 minutes on high pressure.

Pour in the coconut milk after you have released pressure.

I remember reading somewhere that people have had issues with coconut milk in the pressure cooker

The BEST slow cooker dish you'll have this season! If you love the flavors of Indian cuisine, this is slow cooker pumpkin coconut curry is a KEEPER!

Specific curry powder

This is the curry powder I highly recommend.

It is what I use in all my curry dishes and it is the most potent and flavorful that I have found.

It is a bit spicy, which is what I love, so use accordingly.

It’s not like a spicy where your mouth is on fire but it’s a warm spice.

Omitting spices

Please don’t omit spices. They are what make the dish.

The spices that are used in this recipe are relatively easy to find and widely available in grocery stores these days.

If you are having difficulty sourcing them, use Amazon or another online retailer!

What do you serve slow cooker pumpkin coconut curry with?

We always serve curries with white rice.

You pour it over top of white rice in a bowl and it’s SO good and filling!

The BEST slow cooker dish you'll have this season! If you love the flavors of Indian cuisine, this is slow cooker pumpkin coconut curry is a KEEPER!

What kind of vegetables can you substitute in?

You can use regular potatoes and you any kind of root vegetable that you want.

What kind of proteins can I put in?

Well so this one has chicken but you can use shrimp (add it in last because shrimp takes no time to cook through).

You could also use ground turkey or ground chicken!

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The BEST slow cooker dish you'll have this season! If you love the flavors of Indian cuisine, this is slow cooker pumpkin coconut curry is a KEEPER!
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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Coconut Curry

If you love the flavors of Indian cuisine, this slow cooker dish is a KEEPER!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 6 hrs
Total Time: 6 hrs 5 mins
Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 6
Calories: 184kcal
Author: Julie Chiou

Ingredients

  • 1: 15 ounce can of unsweetened coconut milk (full fat, not light)
  • 2 cups pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon tumeric powder
  • 2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 cups sweet potatoes. cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • Juice of 1 lime

Instructions

  • In the insert of a 4-quart or larger slow cooker, add the coconut milk, pumpkin puree, chicken stock, curry powder, tumeric powder, garam masala, salt, and pepper. Whisk together to make sure it is all combined and spices are evenly distributed.
  • Add the onion, garlic, carrots, sweet potatoes, chicken breasts, and lime juice to the mixture. Stir to coat and incorporate.
  • Cook on low for 6 hours.
  • Serve over rice!
  • Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to seven days.

Video

Notes

Do not omit any of the spices as they are essential for this curry to taste just as made. Most of the spices are available at your local grocery store and if not, widely available on Amazon: Tumeric powderGaram masalaCurry powder
Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Coconut Curry
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
Calories 184 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 12g24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 

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Marie H

Monday 28th of September 2020

I love this! The flavor is well balanced ?. Thank you so much for sharing!

Bec

Saturday 23rd of May 2020

Tried this receipe. I wasn't impressed. I did double the spices and followed the other suggestions from the other readers

Kari

Sunday 17th of November 2019

I love this recipe! It's so flavorful and warms you up on a cool night! I keep coming back to it, thank you!

Emily

Friday 15th of November 2019

I made this recipe minus the chicken for a vegetarian spin on it and it was great!! I added an extra potato, extra sweet potato and 4 Italian squash. Fabulous recipe.

Jennifer

Tuesday 1st of October 2019

This has become one of my go-to slow-cooker meals. We cook up and freeze pumpkin every fall for a waffles recipe that we make often, but we ended up with too much and looked for something to do with it. This is perfect! It's pretty mild, which is what my family likes. If you want intense flavors you'll have to increase spices. I've messed around with adding different things...chickpeas, red pepper...it all works.

Julie Wampler

Wednesday 2nd of October 2019

Thank you for sharing!