Slow-Cooker Vegetable Curry with Couscous

A mild, creamy yogurt sauce cuts the spiciness of a traditional Indian dish.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 5 hr 40 min
  • Servings 6

Reynolds™ Slow Cooker Liners

Sauce

1/2
cup Yoplait® Fat Free plain yogurt (from 32-oz container)
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 1/2
teaspoons lime juice
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
Dash salt
Dash freshly ground black pepper

Curry

2
teaspoons vegetable oil
1/2
cup chopped onion (1 medium)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
teaspoons curry powder
1/2
teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
3
cups cubed (3/4 to 1 inch) peeled eggplant
2
medium tomatoes, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup)
1
medium red bell pepper, coarsely chopped (about 1 cup)
1
cup sliced (1/4 inch) ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ chick peas (garbanzo beans), drained
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
2
cups fresh baby spinach leaves
2
cups uncooked whole wheat couscous

  • 1 Place Reynolds™ Slow Cooker Liners inside a 5- to 6 1/2 -qt slow cooker bowl. Make sure that liner fits snugly against the bottom and sides of bowl and pull the top of the liner over rim of bowl.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix sauce ingredients. Refrigerate until serving time.
  • 3 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until translucent. Add garlic; cook, stirring frequently, until softened. Stir in curry powder, turmeric, cinnamon and red pepper; cook and stir about 30 seconds.
  • 4 In cooker, mix onion mixture and remaining curry ingredients except spinach and couscous.
  • 5 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 5 to 6 hours.
  • 6 Stir spinach into curry in cooker. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 5 to 10 minutes longer or until slightly wilted.
  • 7 Meanwhile, cook couscous as directed on package. Serve curry over couscous; top with sauce.

Expert Tips

Serve food directly from the lined slow cooker. Once your slow cooker cools, remove the liner and throw away for easy clean up.

If you can't find whole wheat couscous at your grocer, use the more traditional couscous instead.

This dish is also yummy sprinkled with raisins or topped with purchased mango chutney.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1/2g,
1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
350mg
350%;
Total Carbohydrate
67g
67%
(Dietary Fiber
11g
11%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
14g
14%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
110%;
Vitamin C
30%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.