Thanksgiving Leftover Recipe! Leftover Turkey?

Posted by on Nov 29, 2013 | No Comments

Turkey Tikka Masala with Cilantro Basmati Rice

Turkey4 tablespoons of unsalted butter

1 tablespoon of canola oil

½ large onion, chopped

2 cloves of garlic, finely minced

1 tablespoon of freshly grated ginger

2 tablespoons of tomato paste

2 tablespoons of curry powder

1 teaspoon of ground cumin

1 teaspoon of ground coriander

1 teaspoon of paprika

6-7 Roma tomatoes, diced

5-finger pinch of salt

1 cup of chicken broth

½ cup of plain yogurt

½ cup of heavy cream

3 cups of shredded turkey meat (or chicken meat)


Fresh cilantro, finely chopped

Cooked basmati rice



  1. In a large pan over medium heat, melt the butter with the oil. When the butter begins to bubble, add the onion and cook until caramelized, about 10-15 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and cook until fragrant, about 60 seconds.
  2. Add the tomato paste and cook until darkened in color, about 2-3 minutes. Add the curry powder, cumin, coriander, and paprika and cook for about 1 minute.
  3. Add the tomatoes along with the salt and chicken broth. Bring to a boil then turn down to a simmer and cook until thickened, about 20 minutes.  Transfer the sauce to a blender and blend until smooth, about 60-90 seconds.
  4. Stir in the yogurt and heavy cream. Add the turkey and bring to a simmer.
  5. Fold cilantro into basmati rice and serve with turkey curry. Enjoy!