1 onion in micro with a knob of butter for 1 min place in the slow cooker.
On top add sliced carrots, sliced potatoes, sliced courgettes.
In a frying pan add the meat but no oil.
Add salt, pepper, 1/2tsp red chilli powder, 1/2 tsp Massala Paste for Madras (Pataks jar) garlic cloves just peeled and crushed slightly as they really taste nice whole as a mild veg, a little ginger peeled and left whole as you take it out before putting mixture in the slow cooker.
Now add a cup of hot water, I like to add the forbidden (!!) bisto gravy granules, they give it a deeper english taste and I also add a veg stock cube. When this has disolved I add a tin of chopped toms.
pour into the slow cooker ontop of the veg as they cook slower than meet actually in a slow cooker. Low for 4 hours or so. Add more water when finished if you find the taste too strong. With Rice the taste evens out and is lovely.