This afternoon I prepared a Tikka Masala in the slow cooker. Just the tomatoes, onion, garlic and spices-heavy on the garam masala. I added a few sweet potatoes for fun. This evening when I got home, in the time it took the rice to cook I pan fried a small chicken breast cut in strips, and then pan fried paneer cheese.
I’m just going to say that frying paneer and then eating it is like being in food heaven. It was amazing and added a much needed texture and flavor to the Tikka Masala. I served the Masala over rice then topped with the fried paneer, chicken, avocado and thick yogurt. It was so delicious and exciting! I can see myself going on a paneer binge in the very near future!!
For the Tikka Masala:
In the slow cooker add:
2- 14.5oz cans fire roasted tomatoes
2 sweet potatoes, diced
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1 onion, diced
4 Tbs Garam Masala
2 tsp. Salt
2 tsp. Ground Ginger
4 tsp. Smoked Paprika
2 tsp. ChilI Powder
Refill 1 tomato can 2-3 times with water, added to the slow cooker
Cook on low 8 hours (or on high for 4 hours). Serve over rice, top with crispy chicken or tofu, pan fried Paneer, avocado and thick yogurt!