Turkey Tikka Recipe

We celebrate more than one thanksgiving which means eating turkey several times throughout the winter holidays. While we love traditional turkey we decided a long time ago to mix things up a bit sometimes. This is why we end up making different kinds of turkey for different holidays. This turkey is our Canadian Thanksgiving turkey which is made the same way as chicken tikka. It’s bold and rich flavours is a welcome change in the winter. It’s red and orange hue is what happened when the yogurt, lemon, and spices are cooked together. It’s a good sign that you made it it properly.


1 cup/250ml Plain Full Fat Yogurt

Juice of two freshly squeezed Lemons

1 Tablespoon Ginger Paste

2 Tablespoons Garlic Paste

1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder

1 Tablespoon Ground Coriander

1 Tablespoon Ground Cumin

1 Tablespoon Table Salt

1 Bunch Coriander for Garnish

Optional 1 Teaspoon Ground Pepper

Optional 2 Red Chillies Minced


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C

Step 2

While the oven is preheating mix all of the ingredients together and set to side to reach room temperature.

Step 3

Rinse off Turkey, clean out the inside of any bags or inners and dry the turkey off.

Step 4

Place turkey inside Dutch oven and rub yogurt seasoning mix all over the turkey.

Step 5

Place lid on Dutch oven and bake turkey at 350°F/180°C for the amount of time on your turkeys packing which should be about 40 to 45 minutes per kg and 30 to 35 minutes per pound or 90 minutes plus 20 minutes per kilo.

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