Mellow Chicken Curry
Add chicken, in batches; brown on all sides and transfer to crockpot, with dark meat on the bottom of cooker.
Reduce heat under skillet to medium. Add onions to skillet; cook, stirring, until softened.
Add garlic, ginger, coriander, turmeric, cardamom, cinnamon, cumin seeds, chilies, salt and black pepper; cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
Add lemon juice, tomatoes and bay leaf; stir to combine.
Pour sauce over chicken, cover and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours or on high for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, until juices run clear when chicken is pierced with a fork. When ready to serve, stir in yogurt. Discard cardamom pods and bay leaf. Serve over hot cooked rice.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.