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
  • ingredients 22
  • servings 6

Ingredients

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 In medium bowl, mix sauce ingredients. Refrigerate until serving time.
  • 2 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.
  • 3 Spray 3- or 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, mix onion mixture and remaining curry ingredients except spinach and couscous.
  • 4 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 5 to 6 hours.
  • 5 Stir spinach into curry in cooker. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 5 to 10 minutes longer or until slightly wilted.
  • 6 Meanwhile, cook couscous as directed on package. Serve curry over couscous; top with sauce.
  • 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.
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