My husband and I actually really liked this dish. That being said, at 3 hours in, we thought it needed more of a sauce, so I added a can of light coconut milk and then didn't use the yogurt. It was delicious! The chicken was done at 4 hours, but the potatoes still needed more time. I'll make this again with the coconut milk!
Emalani Posted: 05/04/13
jessicagolm Posted: 04/01/13
I forgot to start this ahead of time in the crockpot. So, I scrambled and made it in a pot on the stovetop. I added the onions, ginger, and garlic to the chicken for flavor, along with salt and pepper to taste throughout the cooking. I also added 1/2 tsp of turmeric, for color. Once the diced tomatoes and yogurt (added last) were added, it makes a flavorful, thick sauce. I added some frozen peas and carrots to the rice, and found some garlic naan (Trader Joe's or Whole Foods) to toast up. The house smelled amazing; dinner was delicious.
Koldriana Posted: 11/15/12
If the yogurt curdles, the mix was too hot and/or yogurt too cold - follow the tempering method - same as for egg based sauces (like Hollandaise) Before adding the yogurt, place it in a bowl and whisk slightly. Then, add a spoonful of the hot sauce to the yogurt to get it up to a warmer temperature. Now slowly pour it into the curry stirring it constantly. Let it simmer a little while longer on low and it should not curdle. Don't add yogurt straight from the fridge or it will end up a big gross mess and not very tasty.
AmyRowland Posted: 04/18/13
After reading the other reviews, I followed the recipe as others instructed and it turned out perfect!!!
Daycooker Posted: 12/31/12
I think this definitely has potential. I used chicken breasts and it was done in three hours on low. I did not pre- brown the chicken for fear of over cooking. The flavor was very good. However, despite my following the other reviewers instructions for adding the yogurt, it still curdled. It didn't bother me that much, but I know if it had worked, the creamy texture would have been much better. Not sure if I will make again.
MoniqueR83 Posted: 11/14/12
I consider myself a lover of all foods. And this dish had great potential. The initial reaction to following the first ingredients gave me hope. It smelled really good. I set it and went to work. The "aroma" I came home to was slightly off-putting. I happen to love indian food and despite the off-putting smell, I dug in anyway. It tasted OK. Then i followed the next step of adding yogurt. A brand new yogurt. The yogurt did not mix well and looked curdled in the chicken mixture. I fed this to my family and it was a huge Fail. This recipe is missing an element. It is sort of like a curry dish but something is amiss. I won't serve the leftovers... and sadly, there are plenty.
glowalk Posted: 06/23/13
I loved the recipe. I did not do a slow cooker as one of the other reviewers did because I didn’t have time, so I cut a chicken breast and sautéed it until cooked. Then I added all the ingredients (substituted coconut milk for yogurt) and let it simmer on medium for 30 minutes. I used red potatoes and cut them up small so they would cook down fast. It was great.
stellacorona Posted: 07/08/13
Yum!! used 1# of breasts and did as a stir fry. was liberal with my spices. threw in a large sweet potato and couple of carrots instead of the white potato. only used 1/4 can of coconut milk, had enough liquid from tomatoes. wanted to add some garbanzo beans, but thought the curry was enough to frighten the family..... house smelled great!!!
goodrel8 Posted: 08/14/13
Simple recipe that is easy to make for a crowd. Served with coconut rice and a raita, it was a major hit at a recent potluck. For that particular party I cooked it on a stovetop for about an hour rather than slowcooking it. I do think it would be better cooked lower and slower but was in a rush. I I The "sitting for 15 minutes" step before stirring in the yogurt is to avoid the yogurt curdling. You can avoid this by tempering, stirring the yogurt into a portion of the dish in a separate bowl, then stir that into the whole. If you're using non-fat yogurt, this step is pretty much required. Like many Indian-inspired cooking light recipes, the spices in this recipe need to be increased in my opinion. This one is suitable for cautious eaters and children pretty much as is. I'm sure I increased the ginger substantially though I didn't measure. I also added some dried curry leaves because I had them and felt fancy. Many happy eaters, though, and this one is a keeper.