Indian spiced turkey. Bring an instant wow to your Thanksgiving table with this Indian inspired roast turkey recipe. A perfect balance of aromatic spices, beautiful citrus and rosemary transforms your favorite holiday roast into a delicious centerpiece.
When I was planning the Thanksgiving feast, I wanted to create a showstopper loaded with flavor and deliciousness. Without a doubt, the traditional roast turkey makes for the ultimate celebration dinner. But I wanted to give it a makeover with a spiced up version. I took a spicy approach with aromatic spices as the star ingredients. The sweet oranges add a flavorful addition to the roast turkey.
How To Make Indian Spiced Turkey
Start with brining the turkey. As you know, brining helps with maximum absorption of flavor and is the best way to make your roast more flavorful. Don’t worry. It’s super easy. Just follow the recipe instructions below.
Next up, the extra flavorful marinade. A simple combo of garlic, ginger, ground cumin, garam masala and red chili powder. Make a smooth paste with a little lemon juice and plenty of oil. And don’t forget to season with salt and pepper.
You’ll need to coat the turkey in this marinade. Make sure you cover every nook and corner so every part of this turkey will turn out to be super delicious. I also love to add a few slices of orange and rosemary sprigs to the turkey cavity. This will definitely add intense flavor. Now it’s time to roast the turkey.
Cover the turkey breast with aluminum foil because you don’t want to burn the skin. Place the turkey on the lowest rack of the oven. A 5 kg turkey will require about 3 to 3 1/2 hours to cook completely. Towards the end of cooking process, you’ll need to remove the foil from the turkey.
I also made a beautifully delicious gravy to go with your favorite Thanksgiving dinner. All the pan juices go into this gravy to make it super delicious.
I really love to serve this Indian spiced turkey with spicy mashed potatoes. A delectable combo, indeed!
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