Roast turkey curry

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By Manju Malhi
Roast turkey curry
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  • Serves: 3-4
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp garam masala
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 450 g roast turkey, cut into 2cm pieces
  • 1 tsp grated ginger, optional
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 small bunch coriander, chopped

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1. Heat 3 tablespoons of the oil in a saucepan and add the onion and garlic. Fry for 6-7 minutes till the onion is lightly browned.

2. In a small bowl, mix the tomato purée with the remaining oil, cumin, coriander, turmeric, chilli powder, garam masala and salt to form a thick paste. Tip the paste into the onion mixture and fry for half a minute.

3. Stir in the turkey pieces and cook for 1 minute.

4. Add 400ml of hot water from the kettle and simmer for 3-4 minutes. Mix in the ginger (if using) and the lemon juice.

5. Garnish with coriander and serve with plain basmati rice, bread and a salad of crisp iceberg lettuce.

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