Tandoori roast turkey Recipe

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serves:

4-6

Skill:

easy

Total Time:

03:55

Prep:

00:10
(plus 24 hours for marinating)

Cooking:

03:45

This spicy marinade makes sure this is a Christmas turkey with a real kick. It’s a deliciously different way to spice up Christmas dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium turkey, 6-7kg (13 1/2 to 15 3/4lb)
  • 500g (18oz) yogurt
  • 200ml (7fl oz) mustard oil
  • 50g (2oz) ginger paste
  • 40g(1 1/2oz) garlic paste
  • 50g (2oz) red chilli powder
  • 50g (2oz) turmeric powder
  • 60g (2 1/4oz) cumin powder
  • 40g (1 1/2oz) coriander powder
  • 50g (2oz) chopped green chilli
  • 100g (4oz) chopped coriander leaves
  • 40g (1 1/2oz) fenugreek leaves
  • Salt

Method

  • Score the turkey with a knife.

  • Mix the ingredients for the marinade together and baste turkey.

  • Chill for 24 hours.

  • First cook at 220°C/425°F/gas 7 for 40 mins.

  • Then turn oven down to 170°C/325°F/gas 3 and cook for 3 1/2 hrs.

  • Finally remove foil and brown at 200°C/400°F/gas 6 for 35 min.

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