Turkey rogan josh

Perfect for your Christmas turkey leftovers- a tasty, rich curry that is also super-healthy!

Somehow curry is the perfect antidote to the excesses of Christmas day- especially if it’s one full of veggies and goodness! I made a slightly different one last year (see it here), and this year I really fancied having a go at a turkey rogan josh. It’s nice and easy, all the spices, onion and garlic are blended into a paste and then it’s just a case of adding everything together and simmering it for about half an hour.

Out traditional Boxing Day dinner is actually turkey, chips and beans, but I always loved the idea of the turkey curry buffet from Bridget Jones’ diary, and this year I think we have enough turkey to feed us for a few days!


My Recipe

Serves: 4
Syns: none
Healthy Extra: none


  • 300g (or whatever you have left!) cooked turkey
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 400ml beef stock
  • 1 dessertspoon sweetener
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 2 red peppers, deseeded and chopped into chunks
  • 3cm (approx) piece ginger (no need to peel)
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 onion, skin removed
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1tsp each of salt and pepper
  • 2 fresh green chillies, deseeded
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • large handful chopped fresh coriander
  • low calorie cooking spray or spray oil


  1. In a blender make a spice paste of ginger, garlic, onion, turmeric, salt & pepper, fresh chillies, paprika and garam masala
  2. Gently heat a wok or large frying pan, and add in the spice paste. stir fry for 2 minutes on a gentle heat.
  3. Add the chopped peppers, stir well for about 2 more minutes
  4. Add in the turkey (roughly chopped) and stir through for a minute
  5. Add in the tomatoes, tomato puree, lemon juice,beef stock, sweetener and cinnamon stick and stir together thoroughly.
  6. Simmer gently for 30 minutes
  7. Serve with basmati rice and sprinkled with fresh coriander. Add some fat-free yoghurt on top to dress it if you like!

Additional Info

If you haven't got much turkey left, just add more vegetables, or even some chopped potatoes

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