Crockpot Tofu Red Curry

BY : PUBLISHED : August 15th, 2018 UPDATED: September 15th, 2021

This simple curry from my book The Super Easy Vegan Slow Cooker Cookbook is comforting and gently spiced. The sweet, mild flavors of this dish with its creamy coconut milk sauce make it a great “beginner’s curry.” If you’re not sure you love curry, give this one a try.

Ingredient Variation: Using baby carrots cuts down on prep time, but if you don’t have them, just use peeled, chopped regular carrots.

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Crockpot Tofu Red Curry

Toni Okamoto
5 from 1 vote
Course Dinner
Servings 4


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 (12-ounce) package extra-firm tofu, cut into 1⁄2-inch cubes and pressed to reduce excess water
  • 3 cups baby carrots, halved lengthwise
  • 2 cups peeled red or Yukon potatoes, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 2 medium yellow onions, diced
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic (6 cloves)
  • 1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • 1 3⁄4 cups water
  • 1 cup canned unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 1⁄2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 1 vegetable bouillon cube
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • Cooked rice, for serving
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish


  • In a skillet over medium-high heat, heat the oil. Addthe tofu and brown until the edges are crisp, about5 minutes.
  • Combine the tofu, baby carrots, potatoes, onions,garlic, ginger, water, coconut milk, red curry paste,bouillon cube, and salt in a slow cooker; mix well.
  • Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for3 to 4 hours.
  • Serve over rice and garnished with cilantro.
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"They say you are what you eat, so I strive to be healthy.
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we got to start taking better care of ourselves " - Dead Prez

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