Rinse the lentils and place them in a large crockpot. Add the diced onions, garlic, ginger, butter, curry paste, garam masala, turmeric, sugar, and cayenne. Stir to combine.
Pour just 1 can of tomato puree over the lentils. Re-fill the can with water twice and add to the crockpot. Stir to make sure that the lentils are covered with liquid. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 7-8 hours.
Check once or twice during cooking to add more water or tomato puree if the lentils are soaking up all the liquid. The amount of water or tomato puree you add depends on how soupy your want your lentils to be. For me, 1½ cans of tomato puree plus the two cans of water was perfect. Taste and season with salt. Lentils will be soft when they are done cooking.
Stir in the coconut milk and sprinkle with cilantro just before serving. Serve over rice or naan bread.
1 medium yellow onion, finely diced or 2 Tbsp dried onion flakes
1 lb yellow potatoes (about 3-4 medium potatoes), cubed (I left the skins on)
1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite size pieces1 (13.5 oz) can full fat coconut milk
2 Tbsp brown sugar
2 tsp minced garlic
1 Tbsp fresh ginger, minced
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp ground coriander seed
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
1 lime, juiced–optional
Cilantro, for garnish
In your 4-6 quart slow cooker place the onions, potatoes and chicken.
In a bowl, stir together the coconut milk, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, turmeric, curry powder, coriander seed, salt and red pepper. Whisk until combined. Pour the mixture over the contents of the slow cooker.
Cover and cook on LOW for 4 hours (some slow cookers may take only 3 hours). Test potatoes for tenderness.
Gently stir. Stir in the lime juice, if desired. Add in more turmeric and curry powder and salt to taste.
4 to 6 boneless and skinless chicken breasts
1 cup chicken broth, I used the carton of low sodium chicken broth
2 russet potatoes cup up into large chunks
1 package baby carrots
1 small onion cut up
1 tsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
sprinkling of garlic powder
sprinkling of turmeric powder
1to 2 tbsp ketchup
more stock or water if needed
Sprinkle olive oil on the bottom of the crockpot
Place the chicken breast on the bottom, it’s ok if they overlap.
Toss the carrots and potatoes along with the onion and seasonings over the chicken then pour in the chicken stock and ketchup.
Cover and turn on high for about 4 to 5 hours or low for about 8 hours.