Slow Cooker Chicken Tandoori and Almost Kosher’s New Look!
On my drive into work today, a blast from the past popped up on the radio: Puff Daddy’s “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down,” the hit from 1996 which sampled Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s “The Message.”
Can’t nobody take my pride / Uh-uh, uh-uh / Can’t nobody hold me down… ohh no / I got to keep on movin’
Like many kids of the ‘90s, this song got a lot of playback in my childhood bedroom. My cousins and I could be found any given Saturday morning attempting to do the raps, look super cool, and design choreography to songs such as this one. So immediately upon hearing it on the radio, this imagery was conjured up. Somehow the song–and Puff Daddy’s rampant use of sampling in his music–made me think about my blog, particularly this recipe for slow cooker chicken tandoori.
Just as Puff Daddy (or P. Diddy, or Sean “Puffy” Combs, or whatever he calls himself these days) sampled a song that inspired him into a song of his own, this recipe takes a flavor that we know and love and gives it some “Almost Kosher” style. I reimagined these flavors into a slow cooker version because 1) I work and go to school, so my slow cooker and I have become best friends and, 2) how many of us own a tandoor? I’m also going to tell you that this is likely not traditional at all, but when my fiancé tasted it, not knowing in advance that I was going for tandoori flavor he said, “Hey, you know what this tastes like? Tandoori chicken” so that is good enough for me!
Kosher Status: Meat
Slow Cooker Chicken Tandoori
As I mentioned before, this is not at all traditional. It has the flavor of chicken tandoori without the roasting. This results in an entirely different texture — moist and succulent meat. The key to the flavor here is the mixture of the curry with the coconut milk.
Almost Kosher gets a new look!
As you might have noticed, Almost Kosher has a new look. I realized recently while looking at other food blogs I love (like Golubka), that I favor a cleaner and more modern look than what I had before. I think the new look fits our modern approach to cooking and I hope that you agree. We’ll be changing our logo soon, too! Please feel free to give me feedback!