Weekday Slow Cooker Meal - Chickpea Masala

Week nights can be rushed. Getting home from work, making supper, and then whatever other plans, running around, and preparation needs to be done before bedtime! Slow cookers are a great way to cut down on meal preparation during the week. Coming home to a healthy meal will make your entire household happy!

Chickpea Masala

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 inch of ginger, peeled and minced
1 carrot, peeled and diced
2 red bell peppers, chopped
10 white mushrooms, sliced
1 large tomato, chopped
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
2-3 tsp curry powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 can coconut milk (optional)
Tikka Masala - to taste

In a small skillet, cook onion, garlic, and ginger in olive oil until soft and fragrant. Place in slow cooker with the remaining ingredients, except coconut milk and tikka masala. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Stir in coconut milk. Stir in tikka masala to taste. Flavour will depend on concentration of masala (paste or cooking sauce). Serve with rice, if desired. 

Chickpea Masala with basmati rice