Curried Turkey with Potatoes and Peas

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Hey!

How’s it going?  I am in transition. My entire family is in transition. Transition is hard. I have been back to work and am still trying to get used to it. I have been so busy and feel like I have not gotten anything accomplished.  I have a tween that is growing up too fast. My two older children will be leaving for college within a week or so of each other. My house is a messy nightmare. We have college stuff all over the place. I feel kind of turned upside down. I just need to find the strength and patience to get everything together..my house and my emotions. I realize that I am not the only one that feels like this.It’s not that what I am going through is bad  it’s just…life… things that have to happen and are a part of life. There are a lot of people in this world that are going through worse and scarier issues. People losing their jobs, their homes , losing loved ones or going through major illnesses.I have been dang lucky in my life and I realize that but life in general is hard. I spoke to another mom yesterday that was going through worse things than me and we spoke about being positive about what is going on in our lives and to think positive that everything will work out fine. Thanks for listening…

POSITIVE, POSITIVITY ….I use these words a lot in my life…there is no other way to live other than with positivity and faith in your life…it’s the only way to get through it!

Positivity

I am positive you will like this recipe.

Curried Turkey with Potatoes and Peas

INGREDIENTS

  • 3-4 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 chopped garlic cloves
  • 1-2 chopped fresh red chiles (optional)
  • A 1-inch piece of peeled ginger, grated fine
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 Tbsp garam masala (or curry powder)
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2 large Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks ( I used regular russet)
  • 2-4 Roma or other plum tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup (loosely packed) chopped cilantro or parsley

Directions

1. Heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat in a large pot with a lid. When the oil is hot, add the ground meat, spreading it out over the pan. Try not to crowd the meat (you may need to cook in batches). Cook the meat without stirring, until it begins to brown.

2. Add the chopped onion and chiles. Stir and sauté for 4-5 minutes, or until the onion begins to color a bit. Sprinkle salt over everything.

3. Add the grated ginger and garlic, mix well and sauté for another 1-2 minutes.

4. Mix in the spices, water, and the potatoes. Stir to combine and cover. Turn the heat down to medium-low and simmer for 15-20 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.

5. When the potatoes are tender, add the diced tomatoes and peas. Mix well and cover the pot. Cook 2-3 minutes. Add salt, if needed, to taste.

Right before you serve, mix in the chopped cilantro. Serve alone or with flatbread or white rice.

Yield: Serves 4.

Great over white rice and in a tortilla (of course!).

Have a positively beautiful day! I am throwing positivity vibes your way!

Besos,

Flor

Inspired by http://www.simplyrecipes.com

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