Leftover Roast Turkey Curry

I have now started my post Christmas and well overdue diet.  This January I am reducing my calorie intake, using the Slimming World principles; as this is the diet I have had the most success from in the past.

My biggest issue is that I Love to Eat and I Love to Cook gorgeous food, which generally isn’t helpful to my weight. I have ping ponged through a variety of diets over the years. I know all about healthy foods and the theory behind Low Carb diets, Low fat diets, everything in moderation and that’s where my downfall is, that word, “moderation”.

However whilst I am working my way through January, I will share any recipes that I feel are worthy of a place on my blog. Here is a Curry Recipe for Leftover Turkey. Probably a little late for you all now; however for 219 Calories, 7 net carbs, it is a very simple and tasty curry recipe, in which you could easily replace the turkey with chicken throughout the year. You can make it as spicy hot as you like but it probably suits a mildish curry powder, such as Tikka.

You could leave out the chilli pepper altogether giving you a very mild curry or you could use the chilli in the following way:

Mild- just use the tip, no seeds

Medium – deseed and disgard seeds and chop the flesh

Hot – use the lot, seeds and flesh

Leftover Roast Turkey Curry

A healthy curry sauce to use with cooked turkey or chicken

Course Main Course
Cuisine British
Keyword Leftover turkey
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 portions
Calories 219 kcal
Author SharonBye


  • Fry light oil
  • 1 medium Onion chopped
  • 300 ml Chicken stock
  • 1 inch Fresh ginger grated
  • 2 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 1 Green chilli chopped to taste, see note at top of page
  • 1 tbsp Tikka curry powder Or another mild curry powder of choice
  • 200 gm Cooked turkey cubed
  • 1 tbsp Tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp Cornflour
  • 100 ml Reduced fat coconut milk


  1. Use the 1 cal oil to coat the bottom of a saucepan, heat and add the onions. Add a little of the stock and then cook the onion for 5 minutes until soft. Do not brown the onions.

  2. Add the ginger, garlic and chilli and cook for 2 minutes. Add a little more stock if needed.

  3. Add the tikka curry powder and cook for 1 minute.

  4. Add the turkey and stir coating the turkey in the flavours

  5. Add the stock and tomato paste and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn down the heat to low.

  6. Mix the cornflour with the coconut milk and add to the saucepan, stir until completely mixed in. Bring back to the boil. Simmer until thickened.

  7. I added some spinach as I had some to use up, but you could leave it out.

  8. Taste and season.

  9. Serve with vegetable rice or for low carb diet, serve with cauliflower rice.

Nutrients per portion, not including rice

Calories 219, Fat 5g, Net Carbs 7g, Protein 31g

I have worked out this is 6.5 Slimming World Syns. *

*  Please note all my nutrients and in this case Syns, are worked out manually and should be used as guidance only.