Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Indian Spiced Ground Turkey with Potatoes and Peas

This is another healthy meal for the new year. I got it from but I added some more spices and used a little more salt than she uses and it turned out really good. 

It comes together pretty fast and uses few dishes, so it's a great weeknight meal that kids and adults will enjoy. 

Indian Spiced Ground Turkey with Potatoes and Peas
(from here)

15.5oz can diced tomatoes, drained
5 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1.5 lbs 93% lean ground turkey
4 medium scallions, chopped
1 cup peas (fresh or frozen)
1 potato, peeled and cut into chunks
8 oz can tomato sauce
3/4 cup water
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp coriander
1 bay leaf


Begin by tossing the turkey into a hot skillet and season with a pinch of salt and the cumin.

Let that brown while you prep the tomato/cilantro puree.

Add the can of tomatoes, 5 cloves of garlic and 1/4 cup of cilantro to a food processor.

Pulse for about a minute, scraping down the sides while you go to make it consistent.

Once your turkey has browned, add the can of tomato sauce, the cup of peas, the potato, scallions, 3/4 cup of water and the tomato/cilantro puree.

Season with the 1/2 teaspoon each of garam masala and salt and add the 1/4 tsp coriander and bay leaf.

Stir everything well to combine.

Cover and simmer over med/low heat for 20-25 minutes or until the potatoes have softened.

I gave it a stir every-so-often.

Most of my liquid was gone when the potatoes were done. 

Remove the bay leaf and serve with jasmine rice with maybe a squeeze of lime.

This meal turned out pretty good. It wasn't the most exciting thing I've every made, but it did the trick. The garam masala worked really well with the turkey and the peas were a nice little blast of sweetness in the dish. The perfume of the jasmine rice was a great compliment and I found that a little lime brightened up the whole dish considerably, too.



  1. I'm making this right now. :) I had frozen turkey stock on hand from tg so I'm using that instead of water.

  2. I have pork instead of turkey, but I'm going to give it a go anyway :)


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