Slow Cooker Tomato and Squash Curry

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recipe by Sara Lewis

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    6hrs 20mins
  • Serves icon
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Sweet chunks of butternut squash are perfect in this mildly spiced, wonderfully flavorful Indian-style curry. This slow-cooked vegetarian curry is a rich and comforting, and a sprinkle of cilantro adds freshness.

recipe updated May 31, 2019


  • Butter icon
  • Onion icon
  • Butternut squash icon
    Butternut squash
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Ginger icon
    as needed
  • Fresh chili icon
    Fresh chili
  • Curry paste icon
    Curry paste
  • Vegetable stock icon
    Vegetable stock
  • Plum tomatoes icon
    Plum tomatoes
  • Creamed coconut icon
    Creamed coconut
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed
  • Cilantro icon
    as needed


  • kCook icon Skillet pan
  • kCook icon Slow cooker
  • kCook icon Slow cooker bowl
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Large cast iron skillet

Step preview

  1. Prep and set aside onion: chopped
  2. Prep and set aside butternut squash: peeled, seeded & diced
  3. Prep and set aside garlic clove: finely chopped
  4. Prep and set aside ginger: peeled & finely chopped
  5. Prep and set aside fresh chili: seeded & finely chopped
  6. Prep and set aside plum tomatoes: halved
  7. Prep and set aside creamed coconut: crumbled
  8. Prep and set aside cilantro: chopped
  9. Get a clean large cast iron skillet
  10. Melt butter
  11. Add prepared onion
  12. Fry until softened
  13. Stir in prepared butternut squash
  14. Stir in prepared garlic clove
  15. Stir in prepared ginger
  16. Stir in prepared fresh chili
  17. Cook - 3 min
  18. Mix in curry paste
  19. Cook until fragrant - 1 min
  20. Stir in vegetable stock
  21. Boil
  22. Get a clean slow cooker bowl
  23. Transfer content of large cast iron skillet to slow cooker bowl
  24. Add prepared plum tomatoes
  25. Sprinkle with prepared creamed coconut
  26. Sprinkle with salt & pepper and cover
  27. Cook in slow cooker until tender - 6 hr, low heat
  28. Get a clean medium bowl
  29. Spoon content of slow cooker bowl into medium bowl
  30. Garnish with prepared cilantro
  31. Serve
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