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Jul 18, 2012 08:35 AM

What Indian meals can I make in a slow cooker?

Looking to make my lunches more interesting.

Veggie/non-veggie ideas welcome.


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  1. A while back we had a thread going where several of us were cooking out of slow cooker books. One was The Indian Slow Cooker. Check out our reports on that thread and maybe you will get some ideas.

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    1. re: MelMM

      I make the Butter Chicken recipe from the Indian Slow Cooker cookbook all. the.time. I adapted the recipe and it's one of the most popular recipes on my blog - you will not be disappointed!


    2. I would think dal makhani would be the perfect thing. I googled and there are lots of recipes, I just don't have one in particular I could recommend.

      1. I've done dals, kidney beans (rajma) and kheer. I've also finished off biriyani in my slow cooker by layering the partially cooked rice and meat into the crock, then leaving it on simmer for a few hours.

        I prefer not to do meats as we don't like the pieces of meat to be falling apart.

        1. Traditional Indian Chicken Curry in a Slow Cooker

          Slow Cooker Indian Spiced Cauliflower and Potatoes

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          1. re: Antilope

            BOTH of those look really fabulous, Antilope...trying them out very soon!!! Too hot to use oven or stovetop; slow-cooker is great for summer cooking!