Brown lentil and vegetable massaman curry


Preparation info

  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      3 hr 30

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Slow Cooker Vegetarian

Slow Cooker Vegetarian

By Katy Holder

Published 2018

  • About

Massaman curries aren’t generally spicy because the paste that makes up the base of the curry is made of aromatics — such as cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, star anise and cumin — rather than chilli. Massaman curries are, on the whole, family friendly.


  • 1 small red or brown onion, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
  • 2


Put the onion, ginger, garlic, curry paste and coconut milk into the slow cooker and stir to combine. Add the capsicum, mushrooms and lentils and cook on low for 3 hours.

Add the snow peas and cook for 5–10 minutes until just tender. Stir in the juice of 1 lime quarter, the sugar and soy sauce. Taste the curry, adding a