Tandoori roast turkey recipe

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serves: 4 - 6
Skill: easy
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 3 hr 45 min
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    • 1 medium turkey, 6-7kg (13 1/2 to 15 3/4lb)
    • 500g (18oz) yogurt
    • 200ml (7fl oz) mustard oil
    • 50g (2oz) ginger paste
    • 40g(1 1/2oz) garlic paste
    • 50g (2oz) red chilli powder
    • 50g (2oz) turmeric powder
    • 60g (2 1/4oz) cumin powder
    • 40g (1 1/2oz) coriander powder
    • 50g (2oz) chopped green chilli
    • 100g (4oz) chopped coriander leaves
    • 40g (1 1/2oz) fenugreek leaves
    • Salt


    • Score the turkey with a knife.

    • Mix the ingredients for the marinade together and baste turkey.

    • Chill for 24 hours.

    • First cook at 220°C/425°F/gas 7 for 40 mins.

    • Then turn oven down to 170°C/325°F/gas 3 and cook for 3 1/2 hrs.

    • Finally remove foil and brown at 200°C/400°F/gas 6 for 35 min.

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