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TURKEY KADHAI (DRY TURKEY CURRY)

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Meena, www.hookedonheat.com

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless turkey fillets cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp light cooking oil
  • 1 tsp whole cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp coriander powder
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • 1 medium green pepper sliced
  • 2 medium tomatoes cut into wedges
  • salt to taste
  • a handful of fresh cilantro leaves roughly chopped
  • squeeze of lemon

Instructions

  • Mix the turkey pieces with turmeric and 1/4 tsp of red chilli powder, and set it aside to marinate for 10-15 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a large non-stick wok on high heat and stir-fry the turkey for 2-3 minutes till lightly browned. Do not crowd the pan and fry them in batches if necessary. Remove from wok and set aside.
  • Add in the cumin seeds to the remaining oil in the pan and let it start to sizzle. Now add in the garlic and ginger, and fry for a few seconds till fragrant. Stir in the remaining spices for a few seconds, before adding in the tomato paste.
  • Mix well to blend in the spices before adding in the onions and the fried turkey pieces. Stir-fry for 2-3 minutes till the onions start to soften. Now add in the peppers and tomatoes, season with salt, and mix well. Let it cook covered for 5-6 minutes till the meat is completely cooked through.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and serve warm.

Notes

This dish goes great served alongside some warm rotis or some Jeera Pulao (Cumin Rice).