{recipe} Slow Cooker Pumpkin, Lentil, & Chickpea Curry

We have had an unusually cold and wet winter here in Northern California. I have found myself turning to this recipe again and again as a hearty, healthy, easy way to warm up myself at dinner – and have leftovers for lunch the next day.

This recipe is incredibly easy and hands-off, and as a bonus it is also vegan. I often find vegan food to be lacking in that certain je ne sais quoi, but this curry is universally enjoyed by just about everyone I’ve served it to, and has great flavor and depth without a lot of effort.

RECIPE: Slow Cooker Pumpkin, Lentil, & Chickpea Curry
serves 4-6


  • 1 (15 oz.) can pumpkin puree
  • 2 (15 oz) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup red or yellow lentils, rinsed and picked over for stones
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 Tblsp curry powder
  • Pinch or more of chili flakes (depending how spicy you like things)
  • 1 (15 oz) can full fat coconut milk
  • salt
  • Cilantro leaves and lime wedges for serving


  • Put pumpkin, chickpeas, lentil, onions, garlic, broth, curry powder, and chili flakes in the slow cooker. Add a large pinch of salt. Cook on high 4-6 hours or low 8-10 hours.
  • Stir in coconut milk and cook on low for 30 more minutes.
  • Taste and season with salt.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve with rice and lime wedges.

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1 Response

  1. Hi Karen,

    That looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing so much. I can’t wait to try