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Easy Leftover Turkey Tomato Curry

Easy Leftover Turkey Tomato Curry

Easy Leftover Turkey Tomato Curry - a very simple & easy recipe to turn holiday leftover turkey into a completely different and delicious meal.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Indian Inspired
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Barry C. Parsons


For the Spiced Turkey

  • 2 lbs leftover turkey cut in large chunks I prefer to use dark meat
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp yellow curry powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

For the Curry Sauce

  • 1 large or 2 small red onions
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • One 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp yellow curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp red curry powder hot, or cayenne pepper to taste, optional
  • 2 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp honey


To prepare the Curry Spiced Turkey

  1. Toss the leftover turkey in the spices and sauté in 3 tbsp peanut oil for just a few minutes in a large pot or dutch oven.
  2. Remove the turkey and set aside.

To prepare the sauce for the curry.

  1. Puree the onions and garlic in a food processor or chop as finely as possible.
  2. Add the puree to the same pot and slowly cook the onion mixture until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add all of the remaining ingredients and stir well.
  4. Simmer slowly for about 20 minutes before adding the cooked turkey and simmering for an additional 10- 20 minutes or so before serving.
  5. Serve with rice, roti or naan bread.