Turkey Keema Matar Curry

Turkey keema matar curry is a very tasty and delicious recipe that is basically ground turkey mince mixed with spices, tomatoes, and peas.

Although keema matar is usually made from red meat, using turkey mince is a great way to make this recipe healthier and is very macro-friendly (lean and high in protein).

If you have ever wondered how to make ground turkey taste good, that is not dry or bland, this recipe is for you because it’s packed with flavor and is incredibly moist.

What Is Turkey Keema?

Keema is Indian-style minced meat that is versatile because it can be used as a filling for naan bread or samosa, or eaten as a mains dish with a flatbread or naan.

Traditionally, keema is a red meat recipe that is mixed with peas, various spices, and tomatoes.

Growing up, I would only eat this occasionally because it is quite rich and heavy as we used lamb mince, and therefore it was not a dish that you eat regularly on a weeknight.

However, by using lean turkey completely changes the game for this keema recipe and it turns out that it is lower in calories and a healthier alternative.

For example, lets do a comparison between turkey mince and lamb mince:

Meat Serving (500 g)Calories (kcal)Protein (g)Fat (g)Carbohydrates (g)
Turkey Thigh Mince289281219
Lamb Mince290262622

As you can see, turkey keema is low in calories and low in fat compared to lamb mince.

The good news is that this is not a typical turkey mince recipe that is too dry and bland, and instead, it tastes the same as a lamb mince keema which is thanks to the spices and other ingredients.

The turkey keema recipe is perfect to meal prep because it tastes just as good when you reheat it. Thanks to the additional of tomatoes, it will not even taste too dry when you reheat the turkey mince.

This is a guilt-free meal, and you can eat it regularly without worrying about counting calories.

Top view of turkey keema in a bowl

Turkey Keema Matar Curry Recipe

Mani
Turkey keema matar curry is a very tasty and delicious recipe that is basically ground turkey mince mixed with spices, tomatoes, and peas.
Although keema matar is usually made from red meat, using turkey mince is a great way to make this recipe healthier and is very macro-friendly (lean and high in protein).
If you have ever wondered how to make ground turkey taste good, that is not dry or bland, this recipe is for you because it’s packed with flavor and is incredibly moist.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 people
Calories 289.16 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • In a large pan, add the oil to medium-high heat.
  • Add the cumin seeds, bay leaves, and crushed green cardamon. Cook for 1 minute.
  • Add the onions, garlic, ginger paste, and green chilies. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add the turkey mince and stir.
  • Add the ground spices: garam masala, cumin, turmeric, red chili, and ground coriander.
  • Continue to stir and add chopped tomatoes.
  • Add frozen peas and water.
  • Cover for low heat for 20 minutes.
  • Set on medium heat and cook for another 5 minutes.

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Notes

  • For your meal prep, refrigerate and consume within four days.
  • Keema is supposed to be dry and eaten with a naan bread or flat bread. It can also be used as a filling for a samosa or naan bread.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 289.16kcalCarbohydrates: 19.71gProtein: 27.5gFat: 12.42gSaturated Fat: 3.76gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3.46gMonounsaturated Fat: 3.89gTrans Fat: 0.14gCholesterol: 92.88mgSodium: 2023.45mgPotassium: 627.11mgFiber: 5.97gSugar: 6.03gVitamin A: 3907.85IUVitamin C: 19.37mgCalcium: 98.11mgIron: 4.08mg
Keyword Ground Turkey Keema Matar, Ground Turkey Spicy Mince, Turkey Keema
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Storage Instructions

Ensure you use high-quality meal prep containers.

MethodDuration
Fridge3 to 4 days
Freezer3 to 4 months

How to reheat Turkey Keema?

MethodDuration
Microwave3 minutes (remove and stir half-way)
Saucepan10 minutes on medium heat

Recipe Questions

Will turkey Keema taste dry?

Keema is naturally a dry meat recipe and turkey mince is known to be bland and dry. So, is this a recipe for disaster?

I have cooked this many times and can confirm it is not dry thanks to the inclusion of peas, tomatoes, water, and other spices. In fact, it tastes pretty much the same if you were to use red meat!

This is one of the few turkey mince recipes which is full of flavor and tasty.

4 thoughts on “Turkey Keema Matar Curry”

  1. 5 stars
    I love your work, tried a few recipes and im absolutely lovin it! Experiencing the best of both worlds with delicious flavours while being low calorie.

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