Turkey curry

Turkey curry

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(29 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4

Go classic with your turkey leftovers and whip up this healthy spice-filled stew with peppers and tomatoes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal294
  • fat10g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs26g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre4g
  • protein26g
  • salt0.8g
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  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

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  • 1 large onion, thickly sliced



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  • 1 green pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 2 tbsp curry paste (or gluten-free alternative)
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 400g can chopped tomato
  • 300g leftover turkey, diced



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  • 300g leftover cooked potato (either boiled or roast), diced



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  • 2 tbsp mango chutney
  • small pack coriander, roughly chopped
  • rice or naan bread, to serve


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan over a fairly high heat. Cook the onion and pepper for 3-4 mins until starting to soften and brown slightly. Stir in the curry paste and garlic, then cook for another 1-2 mins. Add the chopped tomatoes and 150ml water. Bring to the boil and bubble for 5 mins.

  2. Turn the heat down, stir in the turkey and potatoes, and cook for another 2-3 mins, then season and add the mango chutney. Scatter with coriander and serve with rice or naan.

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27th Dec, 2019
Really quick and tasty! I made this today, using leftover turkey and we all enjoyed it. I omitted the pepper, used Jalfrezi curry paste and sweet potato.
1st Jun, 2019
Simple yet delicious meal. I used balti paste as suggested by another user as I like my food to have a kick.
Mrs P.
28th Dec, 2018
Very quick and very tasty. Used a Balti paste and added more water when it looked like it was getting a little dry. Also tossed in some cherry tomatoes. Will definitely make again....maybe with some chickpeas and spinach.
26th Sep, 2017
Really quick and delicious recip. It’s my go to curry recipe. It is as good with chicken.
12th Jan, 2017
Quick, easy and really tasty. I used Quorn.
27th Dec, 2016
Wow what a great recipe! I made this today with the left over turkey from our Christmas dinner and it was lovely. It was so easy and quick to make.
29th Feb, 2016
Very nice Monday night recipe:) I didn't have a pepper so added an extra onion and a couple of rounds of frozen chopped spinach. Used leftover roast potatoes and a sprinkle of dried coriander. Agree with the comments regarding the volume of liquid but added water to suit our taste. Will make again and maybe with lamb, chicken or prawns.
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5th Jul, 2015
Sorry to the people who gave comments about this curry. I am new to this app and hit the wrong buttons, again sorry
28th Dec, 2013
A really tasty curry. The only negative comment I have is that the liquid amount was inadequate. We like a "saucy" curry so I added extra.
18th Dec, 2013
I didn't use up left-overs, but used fresh chicken and potatoes. Very tasty!
3rd Jan, 2019
Would it be OK to freeze anyI have left as it is made with leftover turkey?
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6th Jan, 2019
At this point we'd say the leftovers are not suitable for freezing. Leftovers should ideally be eaten within two days.
Paul Woodman
14th Dec, 2013
What is a gluten-free alternative to curry paste and why does it matter whether or not it's gluten free?
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18th Dec, 2013
Hi there, Some curry pastes contain gluten, however there are some available that don’t. It's only a concern if you are following a gluten-free diet, if not then don't worry. Best wishes. 
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