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A super easy ground turkey slow cooker recipe – our tasty turkey keema curry is a healthy weeknight dinner idea all the family will love.

Our slow cooker turkey keema is deliciously light and healthy. This easy slow cooker turkey recipe will quickly become a favourite.

Using ground turkey instead of the traditional lamb mince really lightens up this curry and gives it a fresh, healthy, lighter taste. This is one of our favourite turkey mince recipes.

If you’ve made keema curry with lamb mince, you’ll know it can be quite heavy and greasy well switching to ground turkey really cuts back on the fat content without loosing too much of the flavour.

I use a slow cooker with removable pan so it’s super easy to start things off on the hob and then just pop it into the slow cooker to simmer along all day.

homemade slow cooker turkey keema curry served with plain boiled rice, scattered with chopped coriander and sliced red chillies, lime wedge alongside. Curry served on a white plate sat on a grey table.

Slow Cooker Turkey Keema Ingredients

To make our turkey mince curry slow cooker recipe you will need…

ingredients for slow cooker turkey keema - wooden board with joseph jospeh red meat board on top with 500g ground turkey mince, alongside brown onion, thumb size pieces of ginger, red chilli and two garlic cloves. White dish with 2 dessertspoons of miild curry powder in it. Joseph Jospeh green colander filled with raw spinach and smaller Joseph Joseph dark green colander filled with frozen peas.
  • Splash of sunflower oil – you can use olive oil or rapeseed oil if you prefer.
  • 2 cloves of garlic – finely chopped, if you find it easier just grate the garlic using a box grater.
  • 1 red chilli – finely sliced (de-seed the chilli if you want to reduce the heat a little)
  • Thumb sized piece of ginger – peeled and finely grated on the fine side of a box grater.
  • 1 onion – just a medium brown onion is fine for this recipe – simply finely chopped
  • 500g turkey mince – you can use either ground turkey thigh meat or ground turkey breast – the breast meat tends to be lower fat, so just choose the one that you prefer.
  • 2 dessert spoonfuls of mild curry powder – if you like your keema curry a little hotter then choose a hotter curry powder.
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes – try to choose a good quality tomato brand where you can, they tend to have more tomato pieces and less watery juice
  • 4 handfuls of spinach – roughly chopped, I use baby spinach for this recipe, I just think it’s less tough.
  • 2 handfuls of frozen peas
  • salt and black pepper

If you prefer your curry hot and spicy then choose a hotter curry powder and really spice things up.

Instructions for making slow cooker turkey keema

homemade slow cooker turkey keema curry served with plain boiled rice, scattered with chopped coriander and sliced red chillies, lime wedge alongside. Curry served on a white plate sat on a grey table.
  • Chop the onions and chop the chillies. Peel the ginger and garlic and grate on the fine side of the grater.
wooden chopping board with pile of chopped onions, small blue saucer with chopped red chillies and small blue patterned dish with grated ginger and garlic
  • Add a splash of sunflower oil to the pan, throw in the chopped onions, garlic, ginger and chillies and briskly stir fry for a couple of minutes to soften slightly.
wooden board with slow cooker pan on top - inside the slow cooker is chopped onions, red chillies, grated garlic and grated ginger and turkey mince that have been gently sautéed
  • Add the turkey mince and fry for a couple more minutes.
wooden board with slow cooker pan on top - inside the slow cooker is chopped onions, red chillies, grated garlic and grated ginger that have been gently sautéed
  • Tip in a tin of chopped tomatoes, the curry powder and season with salt and black pepper. Bring the curry to the boil then transfer to the slow cooker.
  • I cook this on low for around 7-8 hours because I just leave it simmering whilst I get on with my day.
wooden board with slow cooker pan on top - inside the slow cooker is chopped onions, red chillies, grated garlic, grated ginger, turkey mince, curry powder and tinned tomatoes that have been gently sautéed
  • Once the turkey keema is cooked through it should look lovely and dark and smell deliciously aromatic and spicy.
wooden board with slow cooker pan on it - pan filled with slow cooker turkey keema curry that's cooked through ready to add the spinach and frozen peas
  • I remove the turkey keema from the slow cooker and finish it off on the hob whilst I cook the rice.
  • Add in the frozen peas
wooden board with slow cooker pan on it - pan filled with slow cooker turkey keema curry that's cooked through - 2 handfuls of frozen peas have just been added
  • Stir the peas into the keema curry.
wooden board with slow cooker pan on it - pan filled with slow cooker turkey keema curry that's cooked through - 2 handfuls of frozen peas have just been added and stirred through
  • Then stir in the chopped spinach.
wooden board with slow cooker pan on it - pan filled with slow cooker turkey keema curry that's cooked through - 2 handfuls of frozen peas stirred through, 4 handfuls of spinach have just been added
  • I simmer this on the hob for around 10 minutes so the frozen peas cook through and spinach wilts.
black crockpot pan stood on wooden chopping board, pan filled with homemade slow cooker turkey keema curry with turkey mince, peas and spinach.

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Make our healthy turkey mince curry your way…

  • Go Thai with the flavours and use thai curry paste, maybe add a little coconut milk too.
  • Add some extra heat and use a hot curry powder and extra chillies, you could also serve sprinkled with fresh chilli slices.
  • Add extra veggies and stir through a tin of chick peas, mushrooms or lentils.

What to serve with Turkey Keema

This turkey keema is delicious served with plain boiled rice, scatter the curry with chopped coriander, finely chopped chillies or spring onions and a wedge of lime.

We also love this curry with a side of Thai crackers and sweet chilli dipping sauce.

For a different meal twist try using the turkey keema to….

  • fill burritos – just add some fresh salad
  • top nachos – just add chillies and coriander
  • use the keema mince to make little pasties or filo parcels

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More healthy ground turkey recipes to make

  • Turkey mince chilli – delicious low fat mild turkey chilli – I use this to top oven baked potatoes and the kids love it! It’s super popular on school nights when the kids come home starving!
  • Healthy turkey bolognese recipe – add a lighter twist to your regular bolognese and use turkey mince instead of beef, it’s a delicious and super easy bolognese recipe.

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Yield: Serves 4

Slow Cooker Turkey Keema

homemade slow cooker turkey keema curry served with plain boiled rice, scattered with chopped coriander and sliced red chillies, lime wedge alongside. Curry served on a white plate sat on a grey table.

Super easy, heatlhy turkey curry recipe you can cook in the slow cooker.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours 7 seconds
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes 7 seconds

Ingredients

  • 1 tbs sunflower oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic - finely chopped 
  • 1 red chilli finely sliced 
  • Thumb sized piece of ginger - peeled and grated 
  • 1 onion - finely chopped
  • 500g turkey mince 
  • 2 dessert spoons of mild curry powder 
  • 400g  tin chopped tomatoes 
  • 150g spinach - roughly chopped 
  • 200g frozen peas 
  • salt and black pepper 

Instructions

        1. Add a splash of sunflower oil to the slow cooker pan and gently fry the garlic, ginger, chillies and onions.
        2. Add turkey mince and fry for a couple of minutes
        3. Add curry powder, tinned tomatoes and salt and black pepper
        4. Bring the curry to the boil, transfer to the slow cooker and cook on low for around 7-8 hours.
        5. Once the curry is cooked, transfer back to the hob, add the frozen peas and spinach, bring the curry back to the boil and simmer for around 10 minutes to cook the peas and wilt the spinach.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 583Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 158mgSodium: 817mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 6gSugar: 8gProtein: 46g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only.

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