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A Year of Slow Cooking

Friday, October 29, 2010

Chicken Korma in the Slow Cooker


On the heels of the Take Out Fake Out link roundup I posted the other day, here's another one! Indian food works beautifully in the slow cooker, and there is a brand new book out all about it: The Indian Slow Cooker. I met the author, Anupy, at BlogHer Food, and she is absolutely lovely. 

I like how easy this meal is to throw together, and if your spice cabinet is stocked, you probably have most (if not all) of the ingredients already!

The Ingredients.
serves 4
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken, cut in chunks (about 3 small thighs)
1 large potato, peeled and cut in 1/2-inch chunks
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
1 (14.5-ounce) can stewed tomatoes and juice
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cinnamon stick
1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt (to add later)
cooked white or brown long grain rice for serving

The Directions.

Use a 4-quart slow cooker. Put the chicken into the bottom of your pot. Add potato and onion. Pour in the tomatoes, and add garlic and all spices. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours, or high for 3 to 4. Discard the cinnamon stick, and stir in the sour cream or yogurt. Serve over rice.
We like to use corn tortillas as scoopers, or if you aren't gluten free  you can use naan or pita bread.

The Verdict.

I loved the way this tasted. It's not spicy, and if you'd like some heat, you can certainly add some chile flakes to the pot while it's cooking, or before serving. I opted to not have any heat so the kids would eat it.
They did.
I only had the end of a bag of frozen chicken thighs, and was a bit worried there wouldn't be enough meat to feed all of us, but adding the potato and stirring in the sour cream at the end really stretched the meal to make plenty for the four of us. We had a small tupperware with meat and rice leftover that I ate for lunch the next day.

happy 29th day of Crocktober!

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15 comments:

Kalyn said...

I'm so glad to see this here because I just bought that cookbook but hadn't tried anything from it yet. This really sounds good to me!

Stephanie O'Dea said...

Hi Kalyn,
This isn't one of Anupy's recipes---I made it before BlogHerFood. :-) She has a terrific Korma in the book.
xoxo

Fatcat said...

I hate to see Crocktober end!

Kristine said...

I just popped this in the crock pot. This will be the first time our little family is trying Indian . . . wish us luck!

Mrs. Haid said...

I just put this in the crock pot, too! I've never prepared Indian food at home, but because I am pregnant, I hope the aroma is pleasant!

Jenna said...

Here's a recipe for gf naan. I've loved their other recipes, so I now have reason to try this one. http://www.artisanbreadinfive.com/?p=1440

danasfoodforthought said...

I do have most of the recipes to make this at home right now! I have to try it!

Mrs. Haid said...

I made this! We had all the ingredients in the house, too.

It didn't smell unpleasant or strong at all, so don't worry other pregnant ladies! The scent of cinnamon and cloves made it smell so wonderful!

Mine did not look like the photograph... it had lots more large chunks, even after stirring in the sour cream. The spices are really interesting, and I think adding some heat would be great next time. Or perhaps just a little more curry. Thanks, Steph! This is a great "we're tired of chili and roast but need an easy meal!"

Geek+Nerd said...

Mmm, I love chicken korma - I'll have to give this one a try!

Sasha said...

Mmm... Another slow cooker book. Does Anupy have a blog?

Anonymous said...

Do you think coconut milk would be a helpful addition, Stephanie?

Susanne said...

Wow! I made this for an International Potluck dinner tonight. Of course, I had to taste it first and I'll be lucky if there is any left for the potluck. Delicious! I threw in a handful of raisins near the end too. Thanks for an awesome recipe!

Karissa said...

This is delicious, making it for the second time right now! Oh and the GF naan recipe link posted above is completely amazing, I feed it to non-GF people regularly with dips, etc. when we have people over and everyone loves it. They don't even know it's GF.

spaysi said...

I don't have any cinnamon sticks.. Do you think adding some ground cinnamon would make it weird?

Stephanie, I just discovered your website a few months ago & you have totally opened my eyes to an entirely new way of cooking. Thank you so much! Being able to put dinner on the table when I have a 1 year old & work nights is pretty much pure awesome. <3

Marianne said...

I didnt expext much taste, more an easy days cooking! I was wrong, beautiful and well balanced dish. I added some heat but overall great dish to adapt and work from.
Thank you for a superb blog and recipes.

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