Now that we’ve spent a good amount of time working from home, we know how some household chores can be an absolute challenge. While it may be cleaning for some, for many it has got be cooking especially if you're a new cook. Re-creating the same dishes and using the same pots and pans every single day can be quite monotonous. But what if we told you, a slow-cooker could be the solution? Slow-cookers are extremely beneficial. The slow temperature at long hours helps make the food like meat or starchy vegetables tender and brings out the flavours to the fullest. Apart from this, it is highly versatile and is used to make a wide variety of dishes like stews, soups, one-pot meals, roasts and even desserts. It also helps you place all the ingredients at one go making you cut down on preparation and clean-up time. These slow-cooker recipes are perfect for a rainy weekend and will help you create a comforting home-made meal.

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Spiced to perfection, this recipe by Slow Cooker Ideas is flavourful and undoubtedly delicious.

Ingredients

4 Chicken Breasts (Diced)/Chicken Thighs
2 Onions
1 Bunch of Coriander
1 Lime (juice only)
1 Tablespoon of Tomato Puree
1 Tablespoon Paprika
1 Tablespoon Ground Coriander
1 Tablespoon Garam Masala
1 Tablespoon Turmeric
1 Tablespoon Cumin Seeds
1 Red Chilli
1 Teaspoon Ginger Puree
1 Teaspoon Garlic Puree
1 Chicken Stock Pot
200g Natural Yogurt
1 Tin of Chopped Tomatoes
*Optional 1 Teaspoon of Chilli powder for Extra Spice

Dhaba Style Dal Makhani

Dal makhanis served at Dhabas are known to be cooked overnight. This recipe by Nehal gives you a hassle-free dal makhani that resembles the taste of the iconic Indian Dhabas.

Ingredients

Black urad daal – 1 cup
Red kidney beans – 1/3 cup
Cloves – 4
Cinnamon stick – 1 inch
Moti elaichi – 1
Water (at night) – 3 cups + 1 1/2 cup added later
Butter – 1 tbs
Oil – 1 tbs
Chopped onions – 3/4 cup
Chopped tomatoes – 3/4 cup
Freshly grated ginger – 2 tsp
Cilantro – handful + for garnishing
Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
Coriander cumin powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

Slow Cooker Vegan Chickpea Curry

If you prefer a vegan recipe, this one by Slow Cooker Ideas if for you. It’s highly nutritious and tasty.

Ingredients

300g dried chickpeas
2 onions
2 peppers
A bunch of Coriander
2 Chillis (any colour)
1 Teaspoon of Garlic Puree
1 Teaspoon of Ginger Puree
2 Tablespoon of Cumin
1 Tablespoon of Dried Coriander
1 Tablespoon of Garam Masala
1 Tablespoon of Paprika
125g Fresh Spinach
1 Can of Chopped Tomatoes
400ml Coconut Milk

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

This delicious mouth-watering chicken curry recipe by Mitali Morvekar is comforting and will be your all-time favourite.

Ingredients

1 tsp Shaah Jeera/ Caraway seeds
1 Medium size Onion
2 Bay Leaves
4 Green Cardamom
1 Black cardamom
1/2 tsp Haldi/Turmeric powder
1 tsp Cumin seeds powder
1 tsp Corriander powder
2 tsp Mix masala (optional)(Red chilli powder & Garam masala)
2 Medium Size Tomato
1 tsp Garam Masala
1 tsp Kasuri Methi/Dried Fenugreek leaves
For The Ground Coarse Paste:
Ginger 1 pinch
12 to 14 garlic cloves
Curry leaves
Cilantro leaves

Slow Cooker Self Saucing Cake

You can even make a delicious cake in the slow cooker. This one by Nicko’s Kitchen is tempting and is sure to satisfy your sweet cravings.

Ingredients

1 cup caster sugar
1 & 1⁄2cups self-raising flour
90g butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract/paste
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 egg (lightly beaten)
3⁄4 cup milk
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder (extra)
1 tablespoon brown sugar (extra)
2 cups boiling water
To serve, ice cream, cream, or icing sugar

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