Slow Cooker Indian Comfort Food

tikka masala

We all know that I am in love with Indian food.

Have you tried it out yet? If not, get yourself to the nearest Indian buffet and get some warm naan, creamy tikka masala and chana masala.

If you can’t do that (or you would like to save some money), just make some amazing Indian food for yourself.


This is one of the first times something on the think fruitful blog wasn’t cooked by me, but I know that this Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala (from the Kitchn) was wonderful because my husband cooked it and I ate it.

I even ate a few leftovers, and they were just as good as the first night (or better).

This recipe just requires a little bit of leg work on the front end and then you get to come home to a beautiful chicken dish with a thick, spiced tomato sauce. I love that garam masala is the shining spice star in this dish. If you don’t have any on hand, you must go out and get some to start using!


You’re going to love the way your house smells, and you’re going to love how this Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala tastes.

You might also be interested in my Dal and Chapati recipe.

slow-cooker-chicken-tikka-masala recipe

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6 thoughts on “Slow Cooker Indian Comfort Food

  1. Grace, I’m also a total Indian food lover! We’ve made chicken tikka masala a few times but never in a slow cooker. Since I love my slow cooker so much I’m not sure how that oversight was made–can’t wait to try this version!

    1. Amy, I really hope you can try this one- we loved it! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Made this tonight—SO GOOD! Daniel loved it too. Slow cooker recipes that require any additional instructions besides “dump all ingredients into slow cooker and turn it on” make me angry, so I made this on the stovetop instead. I did everything the same but added the chicken and diced tomatoes to the skillet. I simmered everything for 45 minutes, stirred in the coconut milk and simmered for another 15 minutes. We paired it with the frozen garlic naan from Trader Joe’s (that is surprisingly good). I’ll be keeping this recipe for sure, thanks Grace!

    1. So glad you liked it and it can be done on the stove, too! We also had ours with the garlic naan from TJ’s. Yum!

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