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Slow Cooker Chickpea Coconut Curry — Under 400 Calories!

Craving a little comfort food that won't break the calorie bank? This dinner involves no cheese and no pizza dough, and I promise it's not deep-fried — but it is just as warm, savoury, and satisfying! After one bite of this chickpea and sweet potato curry with coconut rice, you will be sold.

Each serving is about 400 calories, and because this recipe serves six, you can impress your friends with this bold yet easy-to-make dish or save the rest for tomorrow's lunch. This vegan and gluten-free recipe calls for spinach (for some added vitamins and fibre), but you can omit it if you're not a fan of greens in your curry.

Chickpea Coconut Curry With Sweet Potatoes

From Jenny Sugar, POPSUGAR Fitness


Note: To reap the most flavour, you will need a slow cooker to make this recipe. If you don't have a slow cooker, make the curry in a stockpot, and let it simmer for one hour.

Slow Cooker Chickpea Coconut Curry — Under 400 Calories!


  1. Curry:
    1 teaspoon olive oil
    1/2 yellow onion, chopped
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 tablespoons minced ginger
    420 gram can chickpeas (about 1 1/2 cups)
    450 gram canned or boxed chopped tomatoes
    300 grams small cauliflower florets
    1 sweet potato, peeled and diced
    1 can light coconut milk
    240 mL vegetable broth
    1 tablespoon garam masala
    1/2 tablespoon curry powder
    1 teaspoon salt
    40 grams lightly packed baby spinach, chopped
  1. Coconut rice:
    210 grams uncooked brown basmati rice
    1 can light coconut milk
    120 mL water
    1/4 teaspoon salt


To make the curry:

  • Heat the oil in a pan, and sauté the onions, garlic, and fresh ginger for seven minutes.
  • Transfer the onion mix to a slow cooker, and add remaining ingredients except for the spinach.
  • Heat on low for six hours (or on high for four hours).
  • Before serving, stir in the spinach, and heat for five more minutes.

To make the rice:

  • Add the rice, coconut milk, water, and salt to a saucepan. Heat on high, bringing to a boil, and then cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 40 minutes. Turn off the heat, and allow the curry to sit covered for 10 minutes. Serve along with rice.
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