Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Crockpot Recipe for Indian Food

I made this for us the other night and it was BANG!

Chicken Tikka Masala for the Crockpot

I don't cook with spices that much but need to learn now that I'm married to a Persian man who enjoys spicy food. Trying this one had me all confused because it calls for like 5 pounds of spice. Okay, not really 5 pounds, but from someone who only uses salt, garlic, onions and cheese to flavor stuff, it felt like I was dumping it on and was sure I was doing it wrong.

If you feel like that, keep going - it tastes amaze I promise.

Here's my input on the recipe:
  • You can use greek yogurt when it says plain yogurt.
  • The cayenne pepper is impressive. I used one teaspoon and my eyes were watering. If you can't handle the heat, go for one teaspoon or less.
  • They didn't have Garam Masala in the grocery store. Apparently it's just a mix of spices, some of which are already called for in the recipe. I used this to make the mixture - Garam Masala. I didn't have coriander or cloves so took a chance it would be okay without them. If you have them, throw it in. If not a standard in your spice rack, our dinner was proof it's not really necessary.
  • We are almond milk people, so I was hesitant about the heavy cream. I used half a cup and 1.5 tablespoons of cornstarch for the thickener, and it was good.
Bon appetit!

1 comment:

  1. Bethany, not sure if you have a Whole Foods near you or not. You can buy spices by weight there- so if you need a teaspoon of five or six random things, you don't have to make a $30 investment into stuff you may never use again. I've been making some Indian dishes lately and I bought all of the spices I need for a few meal's worth for about three bucks!