Christmas Leftovers Turkey Korma
Updated: Jan 1
It's all a bit Bridget Jones doing a Turkey Curry isn't it. But with so much turkey left and with so much time before nursery reopens, I've got a lot of meals to think up for my daughter that don't revolve around the easy fallbacks of eggy bread and tomatoey-vegetable pasta shapes.
So I tried out a turkey korma. And it worked rather well. It would also work equally well with chicken of course. We all had it at the same time as I've never given her a curry type dish, so I wanted her to see us eat it as well. I've done a video (above) for the recipe but in case you don't fancy watching all 5 minutes of me cooking and waffling to the camera, the recipe is below.
Serves 2 + 1 toddler
300g Cooked Turkey, roughly shredded
1 Garlic Clove
1 tsp sunflower oil
1 tbsp Grated Fresh Ginger
2 tsp Ground Coriander
2 tsp Ground Cumin
1 tsp Garam Masala
2 Cardamom Pods
3 tbsp Ground Almonds
2 tbsp Flaked Almonds
3 tbsp Mango Chutney
2 tbsp Creme Fraiche
3 tbsp Greek Yoghurt
500ml Chicken Stock (low sodium)
- Finely chop up the onion and garlic clove
- Heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat and add the onion and garlic. Sweat these down gently for around 5 minutes
- Once the onions are translucent add the ginger and spices, stir through thoroughly and gently cook down for a 2 or 3 minutes
- Pour the stock over the spicy onions and bring to a gentle simmer for 5 minutes
- Add the turkey and almonds
- After around 2 minutes add the Greek yoghurt followed by the creme fraiche and mango chutney.
- Stir the mixture thoroughly
At this point you can serve immediately with rice. If you are making this earlier in the day, which I recommend as it gives the flavours some time to develop (I can't say if that is technically correct, but it is just something I have found).
We ate this with our toddler, so I took a couple of large spoonfuls out of the main mix and shredded the turkey to much smaller bits for her which made it easier for her to eat.
She ate half of it, but was much more interested in dipping a poppadom into it. So we potted it up and gave it to her two days later when she ate it all.
It is ALWAYS worth trying new things with toddlers several times, as they will hate something one day and love it the next as their palates develop.
Thank you for reading and watching the video - it was my first attempt at editing and recording, so things can only get better!! Wish me luck for the next one.
Do you have any toddler recipes you'd like me to put up here?