Sri-Lankan Style Turkey Curry.

I’m half Sri-Lankan so it will come as no suprise that I come from a family who love curry. Fortunately so does my husband. I also love Red Tractor Foods. Blogger-Comp-Logos.23d37fb50eb83960d2f5065f5ada4726366cooking curry, there is something amazing about the aromas, the merging of the colours and the mingling of all the spices into the final complex flavour.

So when I saw the guys at British Turkey and Red Tractor had teamed up and were looking for bloggers to enter a competition to come up with a delicious, innovative and creative recipe my mind instantly leapt to curry. I’ve used British Turkey Steaks and Red Tractor onions and green beans.

I like to make my curries using poultry on the bone as it just has a better flavour and stays really moist. However I couldn’t get turkey drumsticks or thighs anywhere, on or off the bone. We tried 3 large supermarkets, 2 smaller shops and the local butcher (who said to me “I’m afraid it’s not Christmas yet my darling”, cheeky monkey!). 

So here it is, my Sri-Lankan Style Turkey Curry, fortunately I took a photo of it before we ate as although I had planned for there to be leftovers everyone had seconds, always the sign of a good meal πŸ™‚ 

Dietitian UK: Sri-Lankan Style Turkey Curry

Sri-Lankan Style Turkey Curry
Serves 6
A Sri-Lanka style turkey curry made by a half-Sri-Lankan.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
1 hr
415 calories
35 g
77 g
16 g
33 g
8 g
351 g
360 g
27 g
0 g
6 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 415
Calories from Fat 136
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g
Saturated Fat 8g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 77mg
Sodium 360mg
Total Carbohydrates 35g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 27g
Protein 33g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  2. 2 tbsp mustard seeds
  3. 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
  4. 2 large onions, finely chopped
  5. 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  6. 1 tbsp fresh grated ginger
  7. 1 small fresh red chilli, chopped (with or without seeds)
  8. 1 tsp coriander
  9. 2 tsp paprkia
  10. 1 tsp tumeric
  11. 1 tsp cumin
  12. 600g diced turkey
  13. 400g can chopped tomatoes
  14. 200ml chicken stock
  15. 400g green beans
  16. 200ml coconut cream
  17. 1 tsp tamarind
  1. Heat the oil in a large pan and cook the mustard seeds for a couple of minutes, they will start to pop, now add the onions, garlic, ginger and chilli, cook for a few minutes.
  2. Add the coriander, paprika, tumeric, cumin and cook for 1 minute, expect a strong aroma at this point.
  3. Next add the chopped tomatoes and stock and simmer for 20 minutes to reduce the sauce.
  4. Now add the turkey steaks cut into large chunks along with the coconut milk and simmer for 20 minutes with a lid on.
  5. Add the green beans and tamarind, simmer for 5-10 minutes and serve.

9 thoughts on “Sri-Lankan Style Turkey Curry.”

  1. This looks so good and I can only imagine how good it must smell with all those lovely spices. I would use tofu but I think that would work if I press and dry it first. Thanks for linking this up with #recipeoftheweek. Pinned and stumbled + there’s a new linky live now. Please come and join in!

  2. Hi Priya,

    This looks so yummy, so I will be trying it out as I add to my library of dishes. Thanks for sharing and linking it up to #FlashbackFriday.

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