Monday, 29 December 2008

Christmas turkey curry

I don't know about you but the week between Christmas and new year is all about using up the Christmas left-overs as fast as possible. Our fridge is loaded with little containers of cranberry sauce, stuffing, left-over vegetables and of course turkey.

One way of using up leftover turkey is this curry which, has become something of a tradition in my family and is as certain as Christmas dinner itself! It's a great way to turn your leftovers into something fresh and completely different.Turkey curry recipe.

Ingredients:
  • 2 Onions, finely chopped.
  • 2 Cloves of garlic crushed.
  • 1 Green (or red) Chilli chopped.
  • 1 tsp each (or more if you like) Turmeric, coriander and cumin.
  • Leftover turkey meat cut into chunks.
  • 400g tin of tomatoes.
  • 200ml Chicken or turkey stock.
  • 5 tbsp natural yoghurt.
  • Chopped fresh coriander to serve.
Method:
  • Add a tablespoon of vegetable oil to a large pan and fry the onions until they begin to soften.
  • Add the garlic and chilli to the pan and stir, fry for a minute more.
  • Add all of the spices and mix well, fry for one more minute.
  • add the chopped turkey, stock and the tinned tomatoes, stir everything, cover the pan and leave to simmer very gently for 15 minutes.
  • Finally stir in the yoghurt, season with salt and serve with rice or naan bread.

14 comments:

kat said...

This certainly makes me think of being in England & having curry made from the leftover Boxing Day turkey

Amanda said...

Looks yummy! I wish I could turn some of my leftover ham into curry...

Kevin said...

This is a tasty way to use turkey leftovers! Happy holidays!

Anne said...

Your fridge sounds like ours at the moment!

Think leftovers are great though, so many opportunities to create new dishes! :)

Antonia said...

Ooh - I love a turkey curry made with the leftovers! We didn't do one this year though. We've finally got to the end of the turkey and have boiled up the carcass to make turkey soup. I'm a little bored of the bird now, I have to admit!

Karen said...

I've never been a big fan of curry, but while on vacation I bought some red curry paste (which was recommended as something that "non-curry lovers" would like, so am anxious to give it a try!

Andrea said...

Curry makes everything better! Hope you're having happy holidays!

Hopie said...

I love the idea of having traditional Christmas turkey curry with the leftovers! Looks delicious!

nicisme said...

You can't go wrong with a turkey curry. I did a coronation turkey with the leftovers this year.
Happy New Year to you Sam, hope we get to meet up again next year!

Pam said...

What an excellent way to use up leftover turkey.

Happy New Year Sam.

anudivya said...

Hey Sam! Wish you a very Happy New Year! I like the curry part, would love to make this with tofu...

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

Great use of the leftovers, Sam!

Happy New Year!

The Caked Crusader said...

I love post 25th leftover dinners!

Malar Gandhi said...

Hi Sam, first time here...you have some interesting collection!!! Everything sounds nice. Pictures are inviting! Like this curry recipe....with rice, bet it must have tasted great!