Creamy Turkey Kheema Recipe
This delicious kheema curry is made with ground meat, condensed soup, and spices. A recipe that is delicious enough to eat on its own or pair with flour tortillas. A healthy and spicy Indian recipe that is quite addicting.
Creamy Turkey/Beef Kheema
Kheema Curry Lover
My husband and I love kheema and are always on a venture to find different variations. This is an old recipe that I made for my husband way before we were even married. He loved it so much, it became a go-to for us! It’s easy to make and delicious with flour tortillas or thin and soft naan bread.
Look here folks, I can’t make this stuff look as good as it tastes. But I assure you, its delicious! Take my word for it.
Turkey vs Beef Kheema
For this recipe I really like using beef but I know many of my followers do not eat it. For that reason, I substituted turkey in this recipe and it tastes great with way less fat content. But, if you wish to use beef, then I definitely say “give it a go”. You won’t be disappointed.
Grass Fed Beef
Although I love living a healthy lifestyle and feeding my family organic foods, we have learned that the flavor of grass fed meats is not something we appreciate. For this reason, I try to to avoid them. It has a distinct flavor to say the least.
- Ground Turkey or Ground Beef (avoid grass fed)
- Black Peppercorns
- Shan Kheema Masala
- Cream of Mushroom Soup
- Water (optional)
- Red Chili Powder
- Turmeric Powder
- Prep- Combine the ground turkey and the spices together and set it aside. Chop the tomatoes (if using) and onions.
- Tempered Oil- Add a generous amount of oil to a hot pan and then the peppercorns.
- Saute- Cook the onions until translucent and then add the tomatoes.
- Mix- Add the meat and cook. Drain any excess liquid that forms during the process. Mix in the soup.
- Simmer- Cook until heated through, add water if necessary, and serve hot with cilantro garnishment.
Pair it with
This recipe pairs well with flour tortillas and even better if you roast them with some butter in a pan! Add a side onion salad and call it a complete meal.
- 1 lb ground turkey or beef
- 10 oz cream of mushroom condensed soup
- 2 tbsp Shan Kheema Spice Mix (more or less)
- 1 tsp ginger, fresh and grated
- 1 tsp garlic, fresh and grated
- ½ tsp turmeric powder
- ½ cup onion, chopped small (food processed or grated)
- ½ cup tomato, finely diced (optional)
- 10 peppercorns, whole (optional)
- fresh chopped cilantro
- red chili powder
- Mix the turkey, kheema seasoning, turmeric, ginger, red chili powder, and garlic together, Set it aside while prepping the other ingredients such as cutting the onion and tomato.
- Heat a pot with generous amount of oil and add the peppercorns. Allow them to sizzle and cook a little.
- Immediately add onions and cook until translucent.
- Once the onions cook, add the tomatoes (if using) and cook until they become soft.
- Add the turkey mixture to the pot and begin to break apart the meat.
- Once the minced meat is cooked I remove some of the liquid (if there is any).
- Then add the cream of mushroom.
- Mix, cover with a lid, and cook on medium/low for an additional 5-7 minutes. You will see the color of the kheema curry change to a deep yellow. At this point add some water if you want to change the consistency.
- At this point, I recommend doing a taste-test and adding salt and other spices accordingly.
- Garnish with heavy cilantro and serve with warm tortillas and an onion salad.
- Enjoy <3
If you are looking for a more traditional kheema recipe, then be sure to check out another one of my favorites… Chicken Kheema! It is a versatile meal that is great for meal-prepping.