Thursday, October 17, 2013

Crockpot Chicken Curry (Throwback Thursdays)

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June 2012 I wrote: 
 The crockpot or slow cooker is such a handy gadget to have in the kitchen. Unfortunately, I don't utilize it as much as I should because I'm always a last minute cook and the crockpot needs plenty of forethought.  I recently got a great deal on a family pack of chicken drumsticks that I was going to cook with barbeque sauce in the crockpot, but my kids wanted chicken curry instead.  Since the crockpot was already on my mind, I thought why not try to make chicken curry in the crockpot.  I literally threw everything into the crockpot and set it on high for 3 1/2 hours. I could not believe how easy it was and I used no oil. The only hard part was asking my kids to be patient because the smell of the curry cooking for hours was so tempting.  The gravy was out of this world good and the chicken was not only tender, but it really absorbed all the flavors of the curry.  It was simply amazing.  I think the crockpot will be my new friend when it comes cooking curry.







 Ingredients:
3lb of bone-in.  You can use any part of the chicken you want, I used the leg here.
1 small onion chopped
1-2 green chilies chopped
4-6 green cardamoms
4-6 cloves
10-12 curry leaves (optional)
1 stalk of lemon grass cut and bruised(optional)
small handful of pandan leaves/rampe (optional)
1 (1inch) cinnamon stick
1 tsp of fennugreek seeds
2 cups of water
1 cup of coconut milk or cow's milk

Chicken Marinade:
1 Tbs of minced fresh ginger
1 Tbs of minced fresh garlic
1 tsp of turmeric
1-2 Tbs of red chili powder (to taste)
1 (8oz) can of tomato sauce
1-2 Tbs of curry powder (to taste)
Salt and pepper

Directions:

 Place all ingredients into slow cooker (except for the milk). Set cooker on high for 3-4 hours or low for 8-9 hours. Stir occasionally and taste for seasoning.  Add milk in the last hour of cooking. Serve with rice, bread, roti, naan.  Enjoy.



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36 comments:

  1. Wat a fantastic,super delicious and mouthwatering dish.

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  2. Sounds wonderful, Ramona. I was tempted to make this but I haven't a clue where to find all those exotic ingredients. Your cooking is out of this world. :)

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  3. Dear Ramona, This sounds and looks delicious and beautiful! Fabulous array of flavors and spices! Blessings, your friend, Catherine xo

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  4. When I find curry leaves, this is what I am making first!

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  5. What a great idea! I do not use my crockpot nearly enough. We love chicken curry though, so I am sure this would be a great meal here!

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  6. This looks spicy and currylicious....

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  7. What a great idea! My crockpot is also sitting in there collecting dust. Don't use it enough. Would be hard though to wait 8 hours with the curry aroma in the house. Can't blame your kids :)

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  8. Funny,,,we cook in the crockpot on today post :) I don't use crockpot often either,I have to try pandan leaves on the curry dishes,sound delicious !!

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  9. Can you entertain an idiot question about cardamom? Should I smack them a bit to open the pod? Or do they just steam whole in the slow cooker?
    I bought a jar of green cardamom pods because they smelled good, but I haven't used them yet. Thanks!

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    1. Hi John, You can crush them open if you want.. but I usually don't when I put them in to a curry. I just throw them in with the cloves and they steep their flavor into the curry during cooking. But don't ever bite down on them.... I think they taste very strong and will ruin the bite of food. :)

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  10. Yep - Curries could be one of those dishes that crockpots were make for. AFter simmer all day in the crockpot, I bet that chicken just fall apart and is SO TASTY! I guess crockpots are called slow cookers now-a-days. :)

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  11. What an awesome dish to make in the crockpot. I would never have thought to do this, but it looks great!

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  12. You are like the Queen of Curry!

    In the crockpot - it's like you know how busy I am and want me to enjoy delicious chicken curry no matter what. Brilliant :D

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  13. My mouth is totally watering. Do you deliver to my office?

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  14. I haven't used my crockpot in years. Please keep tempting me to bring it out with yummy recipes like this.

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  15. Oh my! Chicken curry and rice is comfort food for us! This sounds like a fabulous recipe, Ramona!

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  17. Oh your curry looks so warm, comforting, and very delicious!

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  18. I'm salivating... Ramona, this curry is simply epectacular...

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  19. This is something my boys would love...and since they are such big grown up sized boys, the crockpot is ideal :) What a lovely and flavorful idea!

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  20. You raised your kids well, I would take curry over BBQ any day.

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  21. This was delicious. Just like traditional south indian chicken curry we have with appam. I replaced the tomato sauce with some Rotel tomatoes and green chili. The meat fell off the bone...yum.

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  22. I love crockpot chicken curr. Not only they taste good, but the flavours mingle quite well too!! Ramona, this is lovely!!

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  23. Wow that is a beautiful dish with so much flavor! Definitely need to try this :)

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  24. Wow this looks wonderful! All these crockpot ideas are making me realize I need to use mine a lot more often!

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  25. This looks so comforting! I just want a loaf of bread and that bowl in my face... satisfaction guaranteed!! :-D

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  26. Another winning crockpot dish! Your chicken is plum gorgeous!!!

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  27. Hmm, chicken curry, my favorite! Yours sounds perfectly spiced and I love the coconut milk in it.

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  28. I cannot wait to make this when i get back home from my trip! I feel like I can smell it already. Looks amazing!

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  30. The first time you made this was awesome. This new set of pics is totally off the hook, OMG girl your pictures are fantastic!!!

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  31. Great throwback dish! Love it and would love a bowl of it right now! Great new pictures!

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  32. Just a quick question! In this slow cooker version, do u still need to fry the spices and marinate chicken before adding to slow cooker?
    Thanks! :)

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    1. Hi Nikki, I did not fry the spices beforehand. I just dumped all the ingredients into the slow cooker and set it. :)

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