Is that gorgeous or what???
I'm never ashamed to admit that I take shortcuts. I have a damn library of shortcuts, enough for an entire book, I'll bet. So here's how you can make this authentic-appearing & tasting ^^^ gorgeous, vegetarian (vegan, even!) Indian curry, in yo crockpot, with about 1% effort.
Throw into crockpot:
Jar of Aldi Journey to India Tikka Masala simmer sauce (or another brand is fine too!)
bag of chopped cauliflower
bag of frozen peas
1 chopped bell pepper
1 can of chickpeas
Let this cook on low if you're going to be gone most of the day or high for just an hour or until the cauliflower is soft, if you're hanging around. About an hour before you plan to serve, add a can of coconut milk.
Serve this over jasmine rice that you may or may not have cooked the night before, with naan, and some fresh cilantro from my garden on top. Oh wait, you might have to buy your own cilantro. Maybe sprinkle with some garam masala.
That is LITERALLY IT. The village idiot couid cook this.