Dec 26, 2014

Indian Turkey Gravy Recipe / Vaan Kozhi Kuzhambu Recipe

Hubby got turkey yesterday for christmas, i was first little scared to cook it because i have never ever made it before. But when i saw the meat, it looked like mutton. So i kind of treated like mutton and made a basic gravy. When i tasted it, it was so yummy.

I cooked the meat separately with few spices and salt. Because i wanted it to melt in my mouth. Then i added the cooked meat and stock to the masala which i made. This is a no coconut gravy so the thickness comes from the onion tomato masala which you make. I would suggest you to spend little more time and effort to get the masala perfect because it is what builds the curry base.

The spice powders plays a important role as well. I added some fennel seed powder because it gives a lovely aroma and sweet taste to the curry. There is no whole spices in this recipe, it is plain and simple. Will share another version of this curry which has coconut in it too..I made a turkey coconut varuval also, will share it soon..

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turned out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 1 hour
Serves : 4 to 5


For Masala:
Oil - 4 tblspn
Onion - 2 large sliced around 350 grams
Tomato - 3 large chopped around 300 grams
Chilli Powder - 1 tblspn or to taste
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi - 2.5 tblspn
Fennel Seed Powder / Saunf / Sombu Podi - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Coriander Leaves a handful finely chopped

For Cooking Turkey:
Turkey - 500 grams
Salt - to taste
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Water - 1 cup


In a pressure cooker, take turkey, salt, chilli powder and turmeric powder. Add some water and pressure cook for 3 whistle. Then simmer the flame and cook for 15 mins. Now turn off the heat and let the pressure go all by itself. Open the cooker and set aside.

Take onion and tomato in a blender and make it into a fine puree.

Heat oil in a kadai. Add in onion tomato puree and mix well. Cover and cook this for 15 mins till oil separates from the mix. Stir inbetween.

Now add in ginger garlic paste and saute for a min.

Add in salt and all spice powders and mix well.

Add in cooked turkey along with the liquid and mix well.

Cover and simmer this for 10 mins.


Take all your ingredients..You dont need green chillies,
sorry for putting it on the board

Wash chopped turkey really well and drain it

Take the turkey in pressure cooker

Add in salt, turmeric and chilli powder over it

Mix well

Add very little water to it

Cover it and pressure cook

Now it is all cooked nicely

Take onion in a blender

Add tomatoes in 

make it into a fine puree

Heat oil in a non stick pan or any pan

add in the onion tomato puree and mix well

Cover the pot and cook on medium heat till oil separates

Look how the masala looks like..The oil
has separated from the mix

Now to this add in ginger garlic paste

salt and chilli powder

add in coriander powder

add in fennel seeds powder

add in garam masala powder

Mix well..Cook this for another min or so

Now add in the cooked turkey along with the
cooking liquid too

mix well
Cover and simmer again

Now the curry is done


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this recipe! Looking forward to trying it!


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