Monday, April 24, 2006

Turkey Masala

Spicy Fried Turkey Masala
Caution:This turkey masala is only for those who wish to enjoy the saddistic pleasure of having a really spicy curry leaving your tongue burning! Those bland food lovers may make a blander version of the same...but it would be like 'uppillatha kanji', literally translated as a saltless gruel,it is less cruel!


Turkey breasts-250g
Potato-1 (large ,sliced very thin)
Onion-2 (medium,sliced very thin)
Ginger-2x1 inch
Garlic-5 pods
Green chillies-3
Dry Red chillies-2
Corriander powder-1/2tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Parsley-1bunch finely chopped
Tomato-2, finely diced
Cinnamon,cloves,cardamom,fennel seeds (garam masala)-finely powdered-1tsp
Coconut milk-1/2 cup
water-1/2 cup
Salt-As required


Marinate the turkey pieces with turmeric,chillipowder and salt and allow it to take a short nap for 15minutes till you get your masala ready!(too saddistic,ain't I?)Grind in a mixer ginger, garlic,green chillies, red chillies,garam masala powder with a little water in a coarse paste. Now roast the onion and potato in a pan and keep it aside. In the same oil fry the marinated turkey pieces to a golden brown colour. Now in a wok/kadai mix the ground paste,tomato,corrianderpowder and salt and allow it to cook for7 minutes. Then add the fried turkey pieces into it and continue cooking for another 5minutes.Now add the coconut milk and simmer the flame for another couple of minutes.Garnish with chopped parsley leaves and serve hot with your favourite roti or naans.

Turkey fry

A few Turkey pieces fried can be kept separate. Now add a few roasted onions and potato pieces along with a roasted sprig of curry leaves. and you get another tasty side dish, a turkey fry which kids will love most.Turkey is a soft meat and cooks very easily so see to it that you adjust the cooking time accordingly.

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