Phil Vickery's Turkey Jalfrezi {Video Recipe}

Here's an easy and very healthy turkey recipe to start off the new year - Turkey Jalfrezi - another great recipe from the lovely Phil Vickery. It's so simple to make and it tastes delicious. It's also a mere 242 calories a serving and very low in fat.

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I had the great pleasure of cooking this with Phil, and munching it afterwards, so I can testify it is both easy to make, and very tasty indeed. Here's the video to prove it. Phil also explains the origins of Jalfrezi. Interesting stuff. Check out British Turkey for more great turkey recipes.

Phil Vickery's Turkey Jalfrezi

  • Serves: 4

  • Time: 15 mins prep + 15 mins cooking

  • Cost: £1.55 per serving*

  • Calories: 242 per serving*

*based on four sharing without naan or rice


  • 400g can chopped tomatoes in juice

  • ½ vegetable stock cube

  • 1 tbsp tomato puree

  • 4 tbsp oil

  • 400g British turkey breast steaks, cut into 2cm strips

  • 1 tbsp ginger, very finely chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 – 2 tsp fresh red chilli, roughly chopped

  • 1 level tsp ground cumin

  • 1 level tsp ground coriander

  • ½ tsp ground turmeric

  • 1 onion, very finely chopped

  • 1 red, yellow and green pepper, sliced

  • Salt, pepper & sugar to season

  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander

  • Lime juice and sliced green chilli to garnish (optional)

  • Naan or rice to serve


  1. Cook the tomatoes, stock cube and tomato paste in a saucepan until you have a thick stew.

  2. Heat 3tbsp oil in a pan then add the turkey pieces and cook for 4-5 minutes well browned and cooked through, but do not overcook. Remove from the pan and keep warm.

  3. Add 1 tbsp more oil, than add the ginger and garlic and cook for a couple of minutes.

  4. Next add the chilli, cumin, coriander and turmeric and lightly fry.

  5. Add the onion, and peppers and stir fry until slightly soft wilted.

  6. Add the tomato mixture and turkey and coat well, you may need to add a touch of water.

  7. Season to taste with a little sugar, salt and pepper, sprinkle over the fresh coriander if using.

  8. The sauce should coat the vegetables and turkey well, like a dry stir fry. Squeeze over some lime and garnish with sliced chilli if liked.

  9. Serve with naan bread or rice.

This post is in association with British Turkey.