Healthy Leftover Turkey Jalfrezi

26 Dec



So Christmas is over and we all have gained a few pounds and a bunch of leftover turkey, what to do now? Make healthy dinner using all this damn turkey! Problem solved. This is an amazing curry, it is creamy and sweet with a tiny chili kick so this is perfect if you don’t like spicy food. It is very surprisingly low in calories yet it still has a creamy, thick sauce.


Healthy Leftover Turkey Jalfrezi (Serves 2)

3 green chilis, 2 finely diced and the other sliced down one side from stalk to tip without opening

2 garlic cloves

1-2 small ripe tomatoes, chopped

1/2tsp turmeric

1/2tbsp cumin

1/2tbsp garam masala

1/2tbsp caster sugar

1/2tsp salt

2tsp groundnut/sunflower oil

200-250g leftover turkey or cooked chicken breasts

100ml water

1tbsp half fat creme fraiche

1 onion, sliced into strips

1 green pepper, cubed

4-6 large cherry tomatoes, quartered

1tsp cornflour mixed with 2tsp water to make a paste

  • Heat half the oil in a deep frying pan or wok over a medium/high heat and add the diced chili, garlic, chopped tomatoes, turmeric, cumin, garam masala, sugar and salt. Fry for about 4-5mins, stirring constantly.
  • Add the leftover turkey, water and creme fraiche and mix to combine. Turn the heat down to low and let the curry simmer while you finish the rest or the dish.
  • In a separate  small frying pan, heat the rest of the oil and fry the onion and pepper for about 4mins then add the quartered tomatoes and fry for a further 2mins. Add to the simmering curry with the cornflour mixture and mix lightly to combine and thicken.
  • Serve hot with rice and steamed veggies.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: