Turkey and Coconut Curry

Make sure you check out this delicious family turkey recipe fro British Turkey ambassador Gourmet Mum

  • Serves: 4
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Start by making the mint and coriander raita. Place the yoghurt, mint and coriander in a bowl and gently stir until well combined (do not whisk or the consistency will become very runny). Add a squeeze of lemon and salt to taste. Place in the fridge until ready to serve.

Heat the sunflower oil in a saucepan and add the coriander, cumin and turmeric. Stir fry for around 30 seconds until fragrant. Then add the garlic, chilli, ginger and sugar and stir fry for another minute until they have softened slightly.

Add the fresh turkey, desiccated coconut and season to taste. Stir fry for around 6-8 minutes until just cooked through - do not over cook or it will become dry. To check if it's cooked, cut a piece of turkey open and if it's white in the middle it's cooked but if it's pink it's not ready.

Serve the turkey coconut curry with rice, naan bread or chapattis (or a mixture of them) with vegetables or salad. Drizzle the mint and coriander raita over the top.


For the turkey and coconut curry:

  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • small piece fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 600g diced fresh turkey thigh or breast
  • 2 tablespoons desiccated coconut
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the mint and coriander raita:

  • 200g Greek yoghurt
  • 2 teaspoons mint sauce (from a jar) or finely chopped fresh mint
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped coriander
  • Squeeze of lemon (if using mint sauce from a jar you might not need)
  • Pinch of salt to taste
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Nutritional values per portion

Energy 0Kcals
Protein 0g
Total Fat 0g
Saturated Fat 0g
Carbs 0g
Sugars 0g
Salt 0g
Fibre 0g