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Slow Cooker Butter Chickpeas and Tofu! This slow cooker chickpea curry is packed with protein, vegan and gluten free. A healthier take on the favorite Indian dish Butter Chicken but made with chickpeas. This is such a simple dish; the perfect make-ahead healthy weeknight dinner.
Set it and forget it. < — Music to my ears.
Whoever invented the slow cooker, I owe you a drink. While my crock-pot is hidden in a back cabinet for most of the year, it plays a starring role in breakfast & dinner from November to January. Is there anything better than throwing everything into a pot, turning on a timer and THAT’S IT?!
Don’t get me wrong, while I love baking cookies, pie-filled cinnamon rolls, and countless other holiday treats this time of year, the last thing I want to do after a grueling day of baking is to turn around and make dinner. I’m convinced that whoever invented the slow cooker must have been a baker.
While I feel like this sauce could work on just about anything you throw its way, I packed in two kinds of vegan protein for a filling, hearty and healthy meal.
First, you’ll remove the tofu from its package and press it. This allows the water to drain out so the tofu can absorb all of the flavors.
Then, you’ll want to heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the chopped medium size onion and sauté until soft and translucent. Add in the garlic and spices, then cook another few minutes until you can smell the spices.
Then add in the coconut milk, tomato sauce, spices and a pinch of salt and pepper. Simmer until slightly thick, about 5 minutes.
Chop the tofu and drain the can of chickpeas, then add everything to the base of a slow cooker. Cook on low for 5 hours; you can cook the sauce longer if needed.
Before serving, stir in fresh cilantro and serve with rice and naan.
If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and tag your Instagram photos with #delishknowledge . I absolutely love seeing your creations. Happy cooking!
Slow Cooker Butter Chickpeas and Tofu! Packed with protein, vegan and gluten free. A healthier take on everyone’s favorite Indian dish. This is such a simple dish; the perfect make-ahead healthy weeknight dinner.
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