Ground Turkey Keema

Turkey is a high protein meat with much less fat than other meats.  It is also a great source of protein (40% in a serving), Iron, Vitamin B3 and B6.  This dish can serves as a perfect filling for Turkey Tacos by just topping with chopped onions, grated cheese and pico de gallo.

Ground Turkey (approximately 1 lb fresh pack from Whole Foods)
Red onion half chopped
Garlic - 3 cloves chopped fine
Ginger - 1 tsp chopped fine
Frozen peas - 1/4 cup

Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder 2 tsp
Cinnamon stick - small
3 Cardamom
1 bay leaf

1) Heat oil and sautee whole spices (cinnamon,bay leaf, cardamom)
2) Two minutes later, add garlic, ginger, onion. Sautee.
3) Around 3 minutes later, add the masalas (turmeric, red chilli, coriander)
4) Next add 2 tablespoons of tomato paste (from can) and 1/4 cup of water. Stir and let simmer for 5 minutes till the spices mix well creating a flavorful and rich sauce
5) Add the turkey and stir. Add salt to taste
6) Add 1/4 cup fresh peas
7) Cover and simmer for 15 minutes
Garnish with cilantro ir scallions and serve with rice or as a taco filling. A chilled radish and cucumber salad (also shownk) is also a good accompaniment. 


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