10 Classic Indian Dishes to Make in Your Slow Cooker

By Lauren Amundrud on February 27, 2017

Goodbye, takeout menus. Goodbye, delivery fees. You can make your favorite classic Indian dishes at home, and it’s so much easier than you think. Prep these meals in the morning, and toss them into your slow cooker. When dinner time rolls around, just prepare your favorite rice or naan—or both!


Easy Creamy Crock Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

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The ingredients for this British-Indian recipe only require a few minutes of prep—then, you can go about your day while the slow cooker does all the work.

The Iron You


Slow Cooker Aloo Gobi

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Like things spicy? This vegetarian spiced potato and cauliflower dish packs some serious heat.

The Perfect Pantry


Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

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A paleo-friendly twist on butter chicken! Give onion, garlic and ginger a quick sauté and then toss your chicken and sauce in the slow cooker.

One Lovely Life


Slow Cooker Red Lentil Dal

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A hearty and flavorful slow-cooked soup, perfect for those who like Indian flavor, minus the heat.

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Slow Cooker Saag Paneer

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Protein-rich spinach makes a filling base for this healthy vegetarian dish.

Slender Kitchen


Slow Cooker Indian Butternut Squash and Lentil Curry

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Add a dollop of yogurt to brighten up this comforting Indian meal.



Slow-Cooker Chicken and Rice Biryani

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Golden raisins add a hint of sweet contrast to savory chicken and rice.

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Easy Slow Cooker Vegetable Korma

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Almond meal lends a nutty-richness to an already creamy, decadent base.

The Big Man's World


Slow Cooker Lemon Dal

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Packed with fresh lemon and ginger, this lentil recipe is a vibrant way to mix up your weeknight routine.

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Slow Cooker Tandoori Chicken

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This Tandoori chicken may not be roasted in a traditional clay oven, but it offers the same well-loved Punjab flavors.

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