Turkey and sprouts thoran recipe

Turkey and sprouts thoran recipe

Thorans are really delicious, coconut-laced, stir-fries from the South West of India. It works with so many different ingredients and is the perfect vehicle for leftover turkey. I like to add greens or Brussel sprouts in my fridge but you can add anything you like. This also works really well with leftover roast chicken. 

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp coconut or vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 12 curry leaves
  • 220 g leftover roasted turkey or chicken, torn into medium size shreds
  • 2 large handfuls of shredded Brussels sprouts
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 good splash chicken stock
  • 6 g fresh ginger, peeled weight
  • 100 g grated coconut (or 50g desiccated, soaked in water for 30 mins)
  • 1.5 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 0.8 tsp turmeric powder
  • 0.5 tsp red chilli powder flakes (adjust amount to taste)
  • 0.2 tsp freshly ground black pepper and pinch of salt, to taste
  • 2 tbsp coconut or vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 12 curry leaves
  • 7.8 oz leftover roasted turkey or chicken, torn into medium size shreds
  • 2 large handfuls of shredded Brussels sprouts
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 good splash chicken stock
  • 0.2 oz fresh ginger, peeled weight
  • 3.5 oz grated coconut (or 50g desiccated, soaked in water for 30 mins)
  • 1.5 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 0.8 tsp turmeric powder
  • 0.5 tsp red chilli powder flakes (adjust amount to taste)
  • 0.2 tsp freshly ground black pepper and pinch of salt, to taste
  • 2 tbsp coconut or vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 12 curry leaves
  • 7.8 oz leftover roasted turkey or chicken, torn into medium size shreds
  • 2 large handfuls of shredded Brussels sprouts
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 good splash chicken stock
  • 0.2 oz fresh ginger, peeled weight
  • 3.5 oz grated coconut (or 50g desiccated, soaked in water for 30 mins)
  • 1.5 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 0.8 tsp turmeric powder
  • 0.5 tsp red chilli powder flakes (adjust amount to taste)
  • 0.2 tsp freshly ground black pepper and pinch of salt, to taste

Details

  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Recipe Type: Main
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Preparation Time: 10 mins
  • Cooking Time: 10 mins
  • Serves: 2

Step-by-step

  1. Place ¼ of the onion in a sturdy pestle and mortar and pound with the garlic and ginger and a good pinch of salt until it is a coarse mush.
  2. Heat the oil in a large non-stick wok or saucepan. Add the mustard seeds and once they have sizzled well add the curry leaves and after 5 seconds the chopped onions. Cook well until soft and then golden and shrivelled.
  3. Add the paste made in step 1 and cook for 2-3 minutes or until all the moisture has dried up and the paste has had a time to cook and the paste turns golden.
  4. Add the spices, a seasoning and a splash of water and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the shredded sprouts and stir fry for a few minutes, adding a splash of water from the kettle.
  5. Add the leftover meats, stock, splash of water and coconut, stir well to mix and cook for a few minutes to reheat the meat. Taste and adjust seasoning and serve with Indian breads.

Recipe by Anjum Anand and photography © Lisa Linder

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