This mild and creamy turkey curry is quick and tasty and uses mainly storecupboard spices – and Christmas leftovers.
1 tbsp olive oil
25g/1oz unsalted butter
1 large onion, peeled and finely chopped
4 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
2.5cm/1in knob of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
1 red chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped
8 green cardamom pods, slightly crushed
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tbsp ground turmeric
½ tsp chilli powder
1 tsp garam masala
1 tsp ground coriander seeds
2 large potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
1 butternut squash, peeled, seeds removed and cut into cubes
570ml/1pt chicken or turkey stock
125ml/4fl oz yoghurt
85ml/3fl oz double cream
1 tbsp lemon juice
6 large handfuls roast turkey, chopped
1 tbsp fresh coriander leaves, chopped
Heat the oil and butter in a large non-stick casserole pot.
Add the onions and cook for 2-3 minutes, then add the garlic, ginger, chilli, cardamom, cumin, turmeric, garam masala and ground coriander. Cook over a medium heat until the onion is soft, being careful not to burn the spices.
Add the potatoes and butternut squash and cook until the potato begins to stick to the bottom of the pan slightly.
Add the stock and bring to the boil. Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes, until the potatoes and butternut squash are tender.
Stir in the yoghurt and cream, then add the lemon juice.
Add the cooked turkey, fold in and simmer to heat through.
Sprinkle with coriander leaves and serve immediately.
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