If you haven’t tried this mushy pea curry slow cooker recipe you really don’t know what you are missing! I hate mushy peas so didn’t think I would like this but actually, I was surprised to find I do!

It has to be one of the easiest meals to make but I warn you it can make you a little gassy and bloated!

Mushy pea curry

Budget shopping tips for mushy pea curry slow cooker recipe

I try to ensure all of the recipes I make are accessible to everyone. By this, I mean that they do not use obscure hard to find ingredients. I also believe that recipes should use as few ingredients as possible and avoid expensive ingredients.

This mushy pea curry is really easy and cheap to make! We would all much rather spend money on holidays than expensive ingredients wouldn’t we?

Buying herbs and spices in bulk is something I really recommend. It can save a lot of money in the long term but also mean you never run out! I find putting them on Amazon subscribe and save can help too!

Shopping around to see which shops have offers on your usual products can make a big difference to your weekly shopping bill. Additionally don’t forget to check out the yellow sticker reductions and freeze what you can.

Frozen vegetables are nutritionally just as good as fresh usually so do keep an eye on those too to save money. Do you have any particular frozen vegetables you love? Do share them with me it is always nice to hear people’s recommendations.

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How to make mushy pea curry in 5 minutes!

Adaptions to this mushy pea curry

If you want to add meat or Quorn to this recipe it will be just as good. Have a bit of a play around and see what works for you.

If you prefer a smooth curry sauce why not blend the curry and use it as a sauce for chicken?

Why not add some vegetables you have grown yourself from scraps or in the garden? Anything you fancy goes well in this simple curry!

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Quorn mince and Quorn chicken pieces

Why you need vegetables to lose weight

Everyone knows vegetables are good for you, don’t they? They are healthy and filling for very few calories!

The best vegetables are those with low-calorie density. Basically, we are talking about the healthier vegetables – potatoes don’t count but butternut squash is much healthier for example!

This means if you eat 100g of spinach, for example, it is just 23 calories and obviously, 100g of anything would fill you up significantly. On the other hand, 100g of crisps, which would be just as filling, is around 536 calories!

Find more tips about the best vegetables for weight loss.

Why you should enjoy desserts on a diet

If you are following a diet you will know how careful you feel you should be with your calories, syns or points. One good way to make your smaller dessert more filling is to add fruit or another low-calorie food. Fat-free fromage frais is a great choice and a great addition to most desserts or have a smaller piece.

If you prefer you can add a little flavouring or sweetener too. My favourite sweetener is Canderel Sugarly.

Do you ever have a glass of water before your dessert? Next time give it a try, you will naturally eat less as the water fills you up a little. A perfect way to enjoy the dessert you want and still lose weight.

Other healthy recipes for weight loss you may enjoy

If you are a curry fan then do check out this post full of curry tips and recipes, why not make a curry sauce or chicken and mushroom curry this week?

Do you often look for new slow cooker recipes? Check out lots of mine here.

Do you like peas? What about trying this pea and coconut soup or spinach and pea frittata too?

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Mushy pea curry

Mushy Pea Curry

  • Author: JustAverageJen
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 portions 1x
  • Category: Main meal
  • Method: Slow cooker
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Low Calorie

Description

This mushy pea curry is so much nicer than it sounds. A cheap easy way to make a quick curry full of vegetables.


Ingredients

Scale

2 x 400g cans of chopped tomatoes

2 x cans mushy peas

1 x 400g can baked beans

1 x can of butter beans

2 red onions roughly chopped

3 peppers deseeded and sliced

300g mushrooms sliced or cut roughly into chunks

23 tbsp. Medium Curry Powder


Instructions

It really is simple – pop it all in the slow cooker, on high for 4 hours or on low for 6 hours.

If you are out longer than that it will just be a bit softer the taste will still be there.

 

I often use this as a basis for a “chuck it in curry” which really is anything I have in the fridge that needs using so a bit of cauliflower, a leftover carrot or some chunks of potatoes, it all works well!

 

The curry powder can be adjusted according to taste so it really is a very adaptable recipe.

 

It is so cheap too so at the end of the month it is really worth considering!



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4 Comments

  1. This was fantastic! The flavours were brilliant and the use of the slow cooker for this was genius – saved so much time and the inevitable splatters on the light-coloured tiles (why do I do this to myself?)! Thanks 🙂

  2. Brilliant idea. I’ve made mushy pea curry on the hob but using the slow cooker seems like a much better, quicker and easier method. On my list for next week’s meals. Thanks Jen.