The Easy Indian Slow Cooker Cookbook - Review
Off the top, let me admit that I’m not the greatest cook. Scratch that, I’m terrible. I’ve learned about five recipes by heart and I only use them when Papa B can’t be bothered to get in the kitchen. Which isn’t often. But sometimes, I like to step off of the five recipe hamster wheel and try something new.
I love Indian food. Now, I’ve spoken about my time in India on this blog before. Prior to going to India, I thought I hated Indian food. But I soon learned that Indian food made in India was closer to the Caribbean ingredients I was used too, more than the western version of Indian food (which is terrible)
So when I had the chance to team up with the amazing Hari Ghotra and KitchenAid, I jumped at the chance. Ghotra’s recipes in her latest book ‘The Easy Indian Slow Cooker Cookbook’ (which can be purchased here ) aren’t only spot on flavour wise but super easy. Reading through my chosen recipe, I thought there is now way I could mess it up (spoiler - I did but it was nothing a pinch of salt couldn’t rescue)
I went with Nariyal Murgh, also known as the Coconut Chicken Curry. Coconut is one of those ingredients that have grown on me. As a kid I despised it, now I love how it seems to make everything so rich. Plus it’s having a prolonged hipster moment as the best thing since Avocado.
Whilst normally for a recipe like this i would use whatever banged up frying pan I had to hand, instead I got to use my brand spanking new Multi-Cooker from KitchenAid. Now I’m a longtime KitchenAid fan, so much so that when Papa B finally treated me to a mixer for my 27th birthday, I just about died and every day looking at her makes me beam with pride.
The Multi-Cooker has a kick ass slow cooker setting which is perfect for curries such as these. It was so simple I was able to whip it up before the Nursery run.
Now for the taste test, there was something missing and I couldn’t quite put my finger on it but the minute Papa B came home with one spoonful he could tell it was salt. Oh, my word I have a way to go yet! But I’m very happy to have Hari Ghotra’s help along the way!