10 Best Slow Cooker Indian Recipes

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Curry
Photo: Kim's Cooking Now

Indian food is full of deep flavor thanks to abundant spices. By making Indian dishes in the slow cooker, everything from curries to korma are improved by the long process of simmering and infusing. Try one of these 10 Indian slow cooker recipes, for both vegetarians and meat-lovers alike, to see just what we mean.

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Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Easy Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala
Hey Gil

Tikka masala, which is a very popular dish in the United Kingdom, features chicken cooked until tender in a creamy tomato sauce. Some reviewers found success substituting coconut milk for the heavy cream.

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Spicy Beef Curry Stew for the Slow Cooker

Spicy Beef Curry Stew for the Slow Cooker
chibi chef

This international twist on beef stew is Indian-inspired. Tomatoes, onions, and ginger make the savory base, while a dash of curry powder and peppers add some depth.

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Indian Chicken Korma in the Slow Cooker

Indian Chicken Korma in the Slow Cooker
Linda T

Korma is traditionally made by braising meat and spices in yogurt or cream to achieve a thick sauce. Here, the slow cooker does the majority of the work, resulting in a creamy dish that rivals your favorite restaurant. Best part? It tastes even better the next day when flavors are allowed to meld.

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Slow Cooker Vegetarian Curry

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Curry
Kim's Cooking Now

This mildly spiced vegetarian curry is perfect for picky eaters who need a tamped down dish to introduce them to Indian cooking. If you're looking for more heat or depth, add extra dashes of your favorite Indian spice mixes, like garam masala or sambar powder.

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Keon's Slow Cooker Curry Chicken

Keon's Slow Cooker Curry Chicken
Rock_lobster

Shortcuts are the name of the game with this ultra easy curried recipe. Soup mix and condensed soups combine with traditional Indian ingredients to create a fusion dish that's sure to please the whole family. "I love curry and this turned out very good," says landlinsf. "My guests couldn't believe how it was made."

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Slow Cooker Chai

Slow Cooker Chai

A lovely (and spicy) change from hot chocolate, this slow cooker chai tea recipe will warm you right up. "This is the only tea I drink now," says Susan. "This recipe is so good I make it every week or so, depending on when I run out."

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Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

Slow Cooker Butter Chicken
mcalbert

Using two types of masala and two types of curry (powder and paste), this slow cooker butter chicken is infused with flavor throughout. Reviewer Eric says, "Exceptional flavor and a wonderfully easy recipe."

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Easy Indian Curried Lamb

Easy Indian Curried Lamb
valerie

While the directions for this curried lamb are for making it on the stovetop, recipe creator mn says that the curry can also be made in the slow cooker on low for 6 to 8 hours. "Great recipe!" says reviewer Fabian&Don. "The lamb was VERY tender and the spices were a perfect blend."

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Delightful Indian Coconut Vegetarian Curry in the Slow Cooker

Delightful Indian Coconut Vegetarian Curry in the Slow Cooker
Maeve Hilleary Ball

Vegetables are simmered for hours in a curried coconut sauce to achieve this delicious dinner. Mix and match what veggies you have on-hand (or what's in season) before serving over rice or with naan bread.

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Indian Spiced Chicken

Indian Spiced Chicken
bfr610

Chicken and cauliflower pair together to create a balanced meal in this slow cooker curry. The recipe creator suggests serving it with a little yogurt and a few lemon wedges on the side for dressing the dish up.

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