Easy Slow Cooker Vegetable Korma

5 from 78 votes

This vegetable packed slow cooker korma screams comfort without the need for added fats, oils or sugars- Paleo, Vegan and gluten free- So flavourful and filling, you won’t even miss the meat! 


Living in one of the most expensive cities in the world can have it’s perks but at the same time, can have it’s downsides. Many downsides.

Although I’m JUST back in Melbourne, 2014 was spent in Sydney. My monthly wages went primarily towards rent and the remaining amount went towards groceries, weekend brunch (because to me, that’s a necessity) and bills. 

Neither of my shoebox apartments I leased had air conditioning or central heating and that was something I thought I could deal with…until Winter actually hit. I know many of you in the northern Hemisphere would think us Australians are the ultimate softies complaining over 2 degree Celsius weather but still- It’s what we’ve grown up with and acclimatised to and to us- That is bloody freezing! 


During the peak of Winter, I would literally strut about with four jackets and underneath that a hoodie, t shirt and singlet. Friends, this was inside the apartment. Don’t get me started of when I actually left the apartment. My fingers would go numb and more often that not, I’d be tempted to start a campfire just for the fun of it. Midway through our Winter period, I finally had the wise idea to whip out the crock pot/slow cooker/large cooking utensil. This was something I was reluctant to bring to Sydney but mum forced me to, telling me it would come in handy.

Oh how right she was. 

Before I went to work, I chucked in some chicken thighs, spices and coconut milk and set it on low. When I returned from work, I actually started sweating when I entered my shoebox. I took off my jackets, one by one until I was standing there NOT shivering in a light hoodie and T shirt. The slow cooker was like magic. It had single handedly made my whole shoebox apartment comfortably warm- Not to mention smelling absolutely amazing. 

For the next four weeks, I used any excuse to turn on the slow cooker before work. For those of you who use this appliance, you’ll be well versed to know it makes a tonne of food. I had to get creative after a while because as nice as copycat Chipotle Beef barbacoa is, there’s only so much you can freeze/eat for days. 


I wanted something with vegetables to accompany my standard meat and potato dinner so threw in some carrots, cauliflower, green beans, peas with some curry flavours and coconut milk and let it heat my shoebox simmer and when I returned from work- A delicious spicy side dish which smelt absolutely amazing. 

This simple slow cooker vegetable korma recipe is perfectly customisable to whatever vegetables you have on hand. This particular version is perfect for those following a paleo, vegan or gluten free lifestyle but for those who don’t- I’ve made this with potatoes and chicken thighs and it’s amazing- Especially eaten over some coconut curry basmati rice

By the way- I’m back in Melbourne, in the peak of Summer, with my slow cooker in tow. 

No regrets. 

Slow Cooker Vegetable Korma

This vegetable packed slow cooker korma screams comfort without the need for added fats, oils or sugars- Paleo, Vegan and gluten free- So flavourful and filling, you won't even miss the meat!
5 from 78 votes
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Author: Arman


  • 1 large cauliflower broken into florets (can sub for potatoes/root veggies)
  • 2 large carrots chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas sub for extra green beans if completely paleo
  • 1 cup green beans chopped
  • 1/2 large onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 can coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon garam marsala
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes optional
  • 2 tablespoon almond meal can sub for a coconut flour blend to thicken


  • In a large slow cooker/crock pot, add the chopped cauliflower, carrots, green peas, green beans, onion and garlic and mix well.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the coconut milk with the curry powder, sea salt, garam marsala and red pepper flakes and mix very well. Pour the liquid mixture over the vegetables evenly. Sprinkle with almond meal and ensure it is fully incorporated.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 5 hours, until the mixture is very thick. Serve immediately or allow to cool completely.


What differs from a curry is that a korma is supposed to be more thick than liquid.
As with any stew or curry, this tastes better the longer it sits.
Refrigerate for up to one week or freeze for up to two months.
Tried this recipe?Give us a shout at @thebigmansworld or tag #thebigmansworld!


Want more Curry flavoured recipes? Try these below! 

Curried Salmon Patties

Curried Salmon Patties

Lean Curry Beef Burgers


Fluffy Coconut Curry Basmati Rice

Fluffy Coconut Basmati Rice (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Copycat Whole Foods Curried Cauliflower 


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    141 thoughts on “Easy Slow Cooker Vegetable Korma

    1. Mmmm not vegan nor am I Paleo buuut I want a bowl of that- YES to anything simmered in coconut milk! I actually don’t own a slow cooker but I might have to try this on a super low heat over the stove- you’ve spurred a craving. I definitely agree about being acclimatised according to certain locations. I used to handle British winter like a champ when I lived there, but now I am here shivering in the midst of Mumbai’s winter….I need to stop walking around in shorts!

      1. This works in over the stove!!! I sent it to my mum and she’s like ‘I am NOT ripping out the slow cooker for this’- She did it over 40 minutes on the stove- Much quicker 😉

        Haha, we should both not complain about walking around in shorts in ‘Winter’. We may get kale thrown at us!

    2. OH MY GOSH!!!! This is exactly what I am CRAVINNNGGG!!! You know I miss home, and now I miss this even more….I did buy some garam masala last week though, so now I can make it, rather than just making a generic curry. Thanks for this…..now I just have to convince my other half to want to eat it. LOVE that it is a slow cooker recipe too….I guess that answers your question 🙂

      1. Dude. We are having a blogger meet up in Brick Lane.

        If he doesn’t eat it, I will for him 😉

      1. Haha. Confession…I eat this for breakfast BUT without brownies. That’s pushing it. I ate it with granola bars lol.

    3. I like how accessible this is. I can’t do heavy fats and most cow’s milk dairy, so this definitely makes this an option. Also, I love the smorgasbord of veggies. That is always a winner in my book.

      1. One fellow mentioned that he was not able to drink milk, has he tried Kafir? A friend introduced it to me, following a bad car smash he was completely unable to during milk. He is now married to an Ukranian girl who introduced him to Kefir. As it is a probiotic it changes milk totally. I even went camping with a 4 day supply, no problem and no cooler. Give it try…..

    4. Haha I loved reading this post!! Good thing your mom made you bring the slow cooker with you! Also now that I’m in Australia and it is HOT, I still want to use a slow cooker. I went to target yesterday and bought one since I didn’t have enough room to pack it haha! I’m too obsessed with it to go without for too long. I love this vegetable korma – it looks and sounds delicious!

      1. Oh Geebuz. When I first read you were coming here I was like….No slow cooker (and also Quinoa is a rip off here too lol- you’re other favourite!).

    5. Hahaha…I love that you are posting this in the middle of summer down there in Australia. This looks like the ultimate comfort food to snack on after shoveling loads of snow. Maybe you could send me a slow cooker full? 🙂

      1. Of course. Just so you know- Fed Ex prices are ridiculous from here. You could probably buy wall mart for the price!

    6. Chicago is an icebox and the moment… I seriously question how I will survive until spring!
      The recipe is a perfect meal for me to make for my vegetarian sister! It looks so comforting, too!

      1. So good- I always order that too, with a side of chicken tikka. Wow, that’s a lot of chicken!

      1. Thanks Shirley! I call it, poor man’s limits 😉

        Thank goodness for the oven..and slow cooker!

    7. Your slow cooker kept your apartment warm!? That’s one intense slow cooker! Although, I was glued to our crock pot two nights ago when my mom was making rice porridge in it. It was my life saver.
      I’m a fan of curry, vegetables, warmth, and no-hands cooking. Needless to say, I’m allllll over this recipe.

      1. Dooo it. Although…not in your dorm. One girl smuggled her crock pot in and got in so much trouble.

        It was awesome.

      1. Ohh it’s Korma not Koroma so it’s actually Indian- But I’m intrigued what a ‘koroma’ is now!

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