Recipe by rpgaymer
This recipe was somewhat inspired by Banriona's Shawarma Spiced Shepherds Cottage Pie, which I thought was a great Americanized twist on a classic Lebanese recipe. In the same vein, this is like a flavorful Indian curry crossed with a traditional stew. No rice or naan needed, as it's very filling. Perfect for a cold winter night!
Top Review by Mike A.
What a fantastic combination! I did JUST as you said but stuck it all in a crock pot... 5 hours later PERFECTION! The next time I do this I will throw in some chopped Pineapple. I will do this simply because it was VERY well complimented with Mango Chutney... Pineapple is a nice substitute for that.
- 2 tablespoons ghee or 2 tablespoons oil
- 2 small onions, chopped
- 4 serrano peppers, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground turmeric
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 tablespoons ginger, peeled & shredded
- 1 lb lean ground turkey
- 2 1⁄2 cups sweet potatoes, peeled & diced into bite-size pieces
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can coconut milk (I use the light kind)
- 1⁄2-1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon palm sugar or 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 5 ounces frozen peas
- 1⁄2-1 teaspoon garam masala (optional)
Directions See How It's Made
- In a large saucepan, heat the ghee/oil over medium-high heat. Saute the onion, pepper and garlic for 3-5 minutes, or until the onion has softened.
- Add the salt, turmeric, cinnamon, cumin, cardamom, chili powder, & ginger and combine well. Saute for 1 minute.
- Add the ground turkey & stir well. Cook until meat is browned (about 3-5 minutes).
- Add the sweet potato, coconut milk, 1/2 cup water, tomato paste and sugar. Stir well & bring to a boil, then lower heat & simmer for 20 minutes, or until the sweet potatoes are cooked through. Add the other 1/2 cup water if too much liquid gets cooked off to your liking.
- Add the peas and garam masala, and cook just a bit more until the peas are warm. Add salt & pepper if desired; serve.