Butter Chicken

SERVES: 4  - for slow cooker



1 Tab sunflower oil
1 onion, sliced
3cm piece ginger, finely grated
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp turmeric
½ tsp ground coriander
⅓ cup almond meal
1kg skinless chicken thigh pieces with bone
1 cup tomato passata
1 cup water
½ cup pouring cream
¼ cup flaked almonds, toasted
rice and naan bread, for serving

1. Heat oil in a frying pan over low heat, add onion, ginger and garlic cooking for 3-4 minutes until tender. Stir in spices and cook for 1 minute until fragrant. Add almond meal and continue cooking a further minute. Transfer mixture to the bowl of a slow cooker.

2. Add the chicken to the slow cooker arranging in one layer and add the passata and water. Cover and cook on low heat for 8 hours. Stir in the cream and serve sprinkled with almonds and accompanied with rice and naan bread.

*For a faster cooking time, cook on High heat for 4 hours.