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Turkey Mince Curry

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A quick and easy to make Turkey Mince Curry that’s super tasty and is ready in under 30 minutes! Choose a few side dishes and you’ve got a great meal for busy weeknights!

If you’re trying to eat healthier and cook lower fat dinners then a simple switch to minced turkey from beef mince is a great way to make a start.

Turkey breast mince is low fat, quick to cook and really versatile. And it goes so well in our favourite curry recipes!

It’s a great ingredient for all those traditional family dinners – shepherds pie, quick keema curry, meatballs, burgers, chilli con carne and of course spaghetti bolognese.

When I serve up turkey curry I usually add plain boiled basmati rice, mini naan breads, poppadoms, homemade Indian mint sauce and some sweet and tasty mango chutney or sweet chilli sauce on the side.

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You can choose to use whichever curry paste you like best, choose a nice mild one like Tikka or Korma if the kids don’t like curry too spicy.

I use Pataks Rogan Josh paste, it adds lots of flavour to the minced turkey, which can be quite bland so does really need flavouring up!

Turkey Mince Curry Recipe

Serves – 4

Prep Time – 5 minutes

Cooking Time – 25 minutes

Total Time – around 30 minutes

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Turkey Mince Curry Ingredients

You’ll only need a few ingredients to cook our delicious minced turkey curry. And you’ll really LOVE how simple it is to make! A really quick dinner recipe that’s great for busy days.

ingredients for turkey keema curry on a wooden board - tinned tomatoes, chopped tomatoes, chopped spinach, frozen peas, chopped onion and curry paste
  • 1/2 tbs sunflower oil – you can use olive oil or rapeseed oil if you prefer
  • 1 onion – finely diced
  • 3 tbs curry paste – just choose your favourite and use less/more depending on how spicy you like your curry to be. You could use curry powder if you prefer.
  • 500g minced turkey – I use breast mince, it’s lower in fat than the ground thigh meat. You could also make this using chicken mince if you preferred.
  • 400g passata
  • 150g cherry tomatoes – roughly chopped
  • 1 cup frozen peas 
  • 200g baby spinach – roughly chopped

Equipment Needed To Make Keema Curry

  • Chopping board
  • Vegetable knife
  • Large saucepan with a lid
  • Tablespoon
  • Wooden spoon
turkey mince curry - turkey keema made with spinach and peas served alongside fluffy boiled rice, naan breads, Indian mint sauce and mango chutney

Turkey Mince Curry Recipe

It’s super easy to make our healthy ground turkey recipe!

Step One – fry the onions

  • Firstly, add the sunflower oil to a large pan (one with a lid). Then tip in the onions and sauté for 5 minutes until softened.

Step Two – add the turkey mince

  • Next tip in the curry paste and cook for 1 minute. Then tip in the ground turkey meat and fry with the curry paste and onions for around 5 minutes so the mince turns from pink to white.

Step Three – add tomatoes and peas to the ground turkey curry sauce

  • Then tip in the canned tomatoes, fresh chopped tomatoes and frozen peas and season with a pinch of salt. Next bring the curry to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer with the lid on for 15 minutes.

Step Four – add the spinach to the ground turkey curry

  • Take the lid off the pan, add in the chopped spinach and continue to cook for a further 3-4 minutes until the spinach wilts into the curry sauce.
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How To Serve Keema Curry

Our turkey keema mince dish is totally delicious alongside a selection of Indian side dishes.

If I’m cooking this for weeknight dinner I usually just stick to white rice (sometimes brown rice if I’m feeling particularly healthy), naan breads and a few Indian chutneys or pickles.

Sometimes I make it with spicy fries and Indian mint sauce dip. And it goes great alongside spicy stir fry potatoes.

You might also just LOVE our leftover turkey curry recipe or slow cooker Thai green curry recipe here!

Turkey Mince Recipes UK

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Your Turkey Mince Questions Answered!

I love to cook with turkey mince because it’s so versatile in family recipes and of course lower saturated fat.

Can I use a different minced meat to turkey?

Yes – feel free to use minced chicken, beef or lamb, or even a vegetarian or plant based mince would work well in this recipe.

Does turkey mince taste good?

Well, if you eat it plain, in my opinion no not really. It’s quite bland in comparison to lamb or beef.

But it’s a great base for adding lots of flavours. It works well in spicy dishes where you can add plenty of herbs and spices to liven it up.

Is minced turkey healthy?

Yes, turkey breast mince is lower in saturated fat than beef or lamb mince, it’s a healthy lean protein choice and it’s a good source of B vitamins and selenium, zinc, and phosphorus.

The turkey thigh mince tends to have a much higher fat content.

Get more meaty dinner recipes here

How do you add flavour to ground turkey?

It’s super easy to add a whole lot of flavour to ground turkey. Use garlic and onion powder, black pepper and herbs like dried coriander and oregano to infuse flavour quickly.

It’s great cooked in flavoursome dishes like meatballs, pasta bolognese, chilli con carne and of course curries which have really great flavoured sauces.

How to cook turkey mince?

Simply fry in a saucepan with olive oil (or use rapeseed or sunflower oil) you must cook turkey mince through thoroughly – ensuring that no pink remains anywhere.

If you break the meat up well in the pan, then cooking will usually only take 15 -20 minutes.

The best way to cook turkey mince is to use it in your favourite family recipes like bolognese, chilli con carne and curries so that the meat cooks in the sauce.

Love Your Leftovers!

How to store leftover turkey mince curry

Any leftover turkey curry can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for using up the next day. Alternatively store in a freezer-safe container in the freezer for up to 3 months. Defrost properly before reheating.

How to reheat turkey mince curry

Tip the curry into a saucepan and reheat over a medium heat on the hob. Heat the curry until it is piping hot throughout and heated properly, stir often as you reheat.

If you’ve got leftover stew, casserole or curry then grab our BRILLIANT leftover recipe ideas here – How To Use Up Leftover Stew and turn it into something new!

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Turkey Mince Curry

Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A super tasty keema curry made with low fat turkey mince

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tbs sunflower oil 
  • 1 onion - finely diced 
  • 3 tbs curry paste 
  • 500g minced turkey 
  • 400g passata
  • 150g cherry tomatoes - roughly chopped 
  • 1 cup frozen peas 
  • 200g baby spinach - roughly chopped 

Instructions

  1. Add the sunflower oil to a large pan (one with a lid). Then tip in the onions and sauté for 5 minutes until softened.
  2. Tip in the curry paste and cook for 1 minute. Then tip in the turkey mince and fry with the curry paste and onions for around 5 minutes so the mince turns from pink to white.
  3. Tip in the canned tomatoes, fresh chopped tomatoes and frozen peas and season with a pinch of salt. Next bring the curry to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer with the lid on for 15 minutes.
  4. Take the lid off the pan, add in the chopped spinach and continue to cook for a further 3-4 minutes until the spinach wilts into the curry sauce.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 325Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 136mgSodium: 463mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 40g

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 and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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