Turkey meatball & pineapple curry

Turkey meatball & pineapple curry

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 25 mins

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Serves 4

Try a new spin on korma- use lean turkey mince and roll into balls then serve in a coconut-based sauce with fruit and coriander

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  • Gluten-free
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  • 500g pack turkey mince
  • 1 tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil
  • 1 onion, roughly chopped
  • thumb-sized piece ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 garlic clove
  • small bunch coriander, roughly chopped, stalks and leaves kept separate
  • 432g can pineapple chunks in juice, drained (reserve the juice)
  • 4 tbsp Korma paste (or gluten-free alternative)
  • 6 tbsp ground almonds
  • 400ml can low-fat coconut milk
  • basmati rice and naan bread (or gluten-free alternative), to serve

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  1. Season the turkey mince and shape into mini meatballs, about the size of a large cherry. Heat the oil in your widest pan, add the meatballs and cook, rolling them around the pan, for 8 mins until brown all over. Meanwhile, in a food processor, blend the onion, ginger, garlic, coriander stalks and 2 tbsp of the reserved pineapple juice to a paste.
  2. Push the meatballs to one side of the pan, tip the onion mixture into the space and cook for a few mins until softened. Add the curry paste and stir for 1 min, coating the meatballs. Add the ground almonds, coconut milk, pineapple chunks, another 2 tbsp of the reserved pineapple juice and a little seasoning. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 mins until thickened a little. Serve with basmati rice and naan bread.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2013

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spottycups's picture

Made this yesterday and it was really lovely! I used a spicier curry paste as that's all I had in (Tesco Ingredients Gujarati paste) so it was a bit hotter than the recipe should have been but it turned out really well. My husband and our 10 year old daughter both hate fruit in savoury dishes but the sauce wasn't all that sweet and was easy to just give them less chunks of pineapple when I dished up. Myself and our 8 year old daughter both enjoy fruit in things so we both loved it! Great with basmati and garlic and coriander naan and lovely to find a dish to make use of bland turkey mince - will make again soon!

webbster's picture

Very tasty dish, great family meal, both my 3 year old and 8 year old loved it and my son normally doesn't like anything with fruit in it!! Will definitely make again.

pelupi's picture

Very good. Will definitely be making again. Turkey mince can be quite bland but this combined good flavour with a healthier curry option

spartan300's picture

This really hit the spot and was totally delicious. I used fresh pineapple instead, simply because I had one to use up. I will definitely be making this on a regular basis.

wimmer's picture

Delish! Used Dole Pineapple slices and cubed myself. Stuck to recipe apart from using full fat coconut milk. (Makes all the diff!) Where is the star rating? I give it *****

cairdy's picture
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Made this tonight for my family and it got a thumbs up. My 7 year old doesn't normally eat curry but loved this. I might try it with a different meat next time for a change. It was easy and quick to make too which I'm very happy with.

Fozzler's picture
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Tried this as an introduction to curry flavours for my 6 year old. She declared it to be very tasty! The adults enjoyed it too. It will be a favourite in our house as it is easy to make.

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I'm a bit of a sceptic when it comes to pineapple in savoury dishes but I was looking for something different to give the kids. This was really delicious. Quick to put together and very tasty. The kids ( 3 and 5) ate it all. That gives it top marks. I stuck to the recipe other than leaving the garnish off the kids plates ( I assume that was the purpose of keeping the coriander leaves). I still won't touch a pizza with fruit on it, but based on this experience I might try again with other dishes.