Slow cooker south Indian chicken curry recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 10 mins to prepare and 4 hrs to cook
  • 364 calories / serving
  • Freezable
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Dive into this divine south Indian curry, packed with cardamom pods, curry leaves, ginger and coconut. The chicken thighs take on all the vibrant flavours and are beautifully tender, thanks to the slow-cooking, and the curry sauce is wonderfully fragrant.

  1. Put the oil, onions, garlic, ginger, tomatoes, spices, cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom pods, curry leaves and chicken into the slow cooker. Season and stir well. Put the lid on and cook on high for 3.5 hours.
  2. Remove the lid and stir in the coconut milk. Cook on high for another 30 minutes. Spoon into bowls and sprinkle with coriander. Serve with warm chapattis.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

Cook as instructed and allow to cool completely. Then transfer to an airtight, freezer-safe container, seal and freeze for up to 1-3 months. To serve, defrost thoroughly in the fridge overnight before reheating. To reheat and serve, place on medium heat, stirring occasionally until the dish is heated through. 

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  • Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion, finely diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2.5cm (1in) piece ginger, peeled and grated
  • 300g (10oz) ripe tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 cloves
  • 4 cardamom pods
  • 1 tbsp dried curry leaves
  • 8 chicken thighs, bone in, skin removed
  • 100ml (3 1/2fl oz) coconut milk
  • small handful coriander leaves
  • To serve

  • chapattis
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  • Energy 1520kj 364kcal 18%
  • Fat 24g 34%
  • Saturates 9g 44%
  • Sugars 6g 7%
  • Salt 0.8g 14%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 8g Protein 31.4g Fibre 3.3g


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