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Slow cooker paneer tikka masala

A really easy vegetarian curry that's full of flavour - just throw all the ingredients for this paneer tikka masala in the slow cooker, and leave it to do its thing!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Total Time5 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main meal
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 people
Author: Becca Heyes


  • 450 g paneer cheese, cut into chunky dice (~ 3 1/3 cups when diced)
  • 1 onion, sliced or diced
  • 2 bell peppers, cut into chunks (I used orange and yellow)
  • 6 medium mushrooms, quartered
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp minced ginger or ginger puree
  • 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes (~ 2 2/3 cups in total)
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 4 tbsp double / heavy cream
  • Fresh coriander (cilantro), chopped, to serve


  • Add the first 11 ingredients (paneer through ground coriander) to the slow cooker, and add a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Mix well, and cook on high for 4.5 - 5 hours, until the vegetables are all soft.
  • Add the cream, and mix well. Serve topped with another drizzle of cream if desired, and some fresh coriander (cilantro)