Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Potatoes with minced turkey(paneer/cauliflower) - Caribbean Style?

It is final folks, this week I lost my freedom to blog as I wish and do the several things that I was at a liberty to do whenever. The new life is not something that I am completely unaccustomed to but one that I have to relearn the skills to survive. I am hoping the blog won't take a back seat. Let's see how that plays out. Wish the blog was like this blog or this one and help me be a blogger by profession. Fat chance y'all say and that is exactly it. So, for now I take the well travelled road.

Turkey meat is not something that I buy regularly. On the other hand I do tend to buy minced turkey a lot more often especially from the Amish Market. The quality of the chicken and minced turkey makes a ton of difference to the recipes. Minced turkey meat is very light with hardly any fat and my family members mistook it for cauliflower, paneer or eggs.

This recipe over at Tastes Like Home piqued my taste buds. I set out to read what corned beef was and a niggling doubt if turkey will work in the recipe. With Cynthia's encouragement that the same principles apply to minced turkey I set out to give it a try. It was more than a hit.

For a vegetarian version use minced cauliflower or paneer. Eggs will work well in the recipe.

Potatoes with minced Turkey
1. 1lb minced turkey (2 cups of minced cauliflower or paneer)
2. 1 cup sliced onions
3. 5 slit green chilies
4. 4 cups sliced potatoes + 1/2 cup minced potatoes
5. 2 tbsp chopped tomato
6. 2 tsp pepper powder
7. 1/2 tbsp red chili powder (adjust to taste)
8. 2 tsp turmeric powder
9. salt to taste
10. 2 tsp oil

1. In a wide mouthed pan heat the oil and add the onions and green chilies and let them saute till they turn pink
2. Add in the sliced (just the sliced) potatoes and let them saute till they start to brown unevenly. Keep tossing so they do not stick to the bottom. (Make them as crispy as you want them) (10 minutes)
3. Add the turmeric, chili and pepper powders and give a good mix
4. Add the minced turkey and break them completely and saute for 8-10 minutes
5. Add the chopped potatoes, tomatoes, salt and close the lid and let it cook for another 5 minutes
6. Open the lid and saute for a few more minutes till any moisture if any is completely absorbed.

1. If adding paneer add them after all the cooking has been completed. The potatoes should be fully cooked when the paneer gets added
2. If using cauliflower, add them the same time as the turkey but a reduce the cooking time


  1. Hey Indo.. even if the blog takes a backseat I'm sure the new change is in a direction that is good for you. So best wishes in your ventures. We'll be here whenever you are. Cheers!

  2. Good luck with the new changes! I am sure your lovely garden will be waiting patiently for your free time, just like us loyal readers :)

  3. SS and Nupur, thanks. Your kind words make me feel real good.

  4. Post when you can. Good luck with everything, ISG!

  5. Yeah good luck to the changes you are having, and doesn't matter if the blog takes a step back,i was telling hubby these days i have no time to write a post, before it used to be 3 post per week, which has come down to 2 a week and now it is like 1 in 10 days.
    I too never buy turkey mince don't know why, and it is much leaner than any other meat too. Love the dish.

  6. Best wishes for your journey on the well traveled road.
    We will wait patiently

  7. but am bad Indo and this idea of seeing you less is not making me happy. there are certain blogs that I (most of us) enjoy immensely and yours is one of them. so please try to post as often as your time permits but please post. we will wait.

  8. Best of luck anyway...If the blog calls out to you..You will post something ...so take each day as it comes...

  9. Working again, Indo? Best of luck with everything, though I would be sad to see you not blog often.

  10. Good luck with everything ISG, and without a doubt you will do an excellent job. But please o please do not forget to post how much ever you can on this blog.

  11. since I couldnt post on the previous one..Indo, made that drumstick fry..excellent taste..tangy and spicy just want I wanted..thnx..

  12. Good luck with the changes, Indo! I know, it hurts so much when the blog takes a backseat, but like you say, unless you are a pro blogger, making ends meet is all we can do sometimes. I am stuck in the same rut now-a-days, work pressures are so amazingly high, the only time i get to browse blogs or look at my own blog is sadly sat-sun :(

  13. Hey there Indo - congratulations and best wishes on the new venture! Am sure, passionate person that you are, you will find some time for the blog :) and I look forward to that


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