Thursday, April 26, 2012

Crock Pot Indian Chili

Don't be overwhelmed by all these ingredients!  This really is an easy recipe.  Just round up all your ingredients, put them in the crock pot, and hit the road.  When you get home, your house will smell like an Indian restaurant.  Trust will thank yourself when you take your first bite :)    

  • 4 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • Patak's Tikka Masala Curry Cooking Sauce
  • Punjabi Tikka Masala Cooking Sauce 
  • 1 each yellow, red, orange bell peppers, cut julienne style, then halved
  • 1 sweet onion, cut similar to the peppers
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 cans of black beans, rinsed
  • 1 can of chick peas
  • 1 can of tomato sauce
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of chicken broth, homemade stock, OR water (add more if it will be cooking all day)
  • 1 pint of heavy whipping cream (add more if you love it like I do!)
  • 2 tablespoons of curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin 
  • 1.5 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • add salt and pepper to taste

*If you can't find Patak's and Punjabi's Tikka Masala sauces, you can get any two Tikka Masala sauces you can find.  I found Patak's and a different Tikka Masala sauce than Punjabi (at Kroger) and it turned out great!  Whole Foods will likely have these two sauces if no where else does. 

It goes well with naan bread or basmati rice.

Even if you're not a huge Indian food fan, it is delicious, and worth expanding your palette for.


  1. Hey Katie ... I think I'm going to make this this weekend. Yay! Do you use the whole bottle of the tikka masala sauces? Or how much do you put in?

  2. Laura,
    Hey :) I used jars of Tikka Masala ranging from 10-15oz. You can put both full jars in if they are around that much each. I hope everyone likes it!