Turkey Curry | Vaan Kozhi Kulambu | Christmas Recipes | New Year Recipes

Turkey Curry | Vaan Kozhi Kulambu | Christmas Recipes | New Year Recipes

div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;"div dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;"div style="text-align: center;"span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"/spanbr /div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HesqF9nTJ0s/UNtHzAdA7MI/AAAAAAAALOI/2y7JKamda8I/s1600/turkey+curry+south+Indian+stye.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img alt="" border="0" height="458" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HesqF9nTJ0s/UNtHzAdA7MI/AAAAAAAALOI/2y7JKamda8I/s640/turkey+curry+south+Indian+stye.jpg" title="Turkey Curry | Vaan Kozhi Kulambu | Christmas Recipes | New Year Recipes" width="640" //a/divbr //divdiv dir="ltr" style="text-align: left;"div style="text-align: justify;"span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"span style="color: #cc0000;"Turkey!! /spanrelates itself close to Christmas as its the Christmas classic dinner or meal in many places, similarly it has been a tradition in our home for many years to cook turkey for Christmas or New year.span style="color: #cc0000;" This South Indian style turkey curry has been the main course of our lunch on these special days./span When I was a kid Grandma makes idlis and chicken curry for breakfast along with some of my favorite vivikas a kind of sweet idli, and for lunch she makes this turkey curry along with coconut rice, the aroma from the kitchen assures us that it is a special day. Being a kid I was always hesitant to taste turkey curry and so grandma would make some chicken fry for me separately. But on one Christmas the market was out of chicken and so there wasn't any chicken special for me, so I was forced to have this curry  with rice and I started loving it from then, I felt that I had missed something for years also I felt so bad that I had burdened my poor granny too, because making a special menu on a special day isn't that easy among the busy festive mood and schedule, but she still made time for me and she would never complain or grumble about my fussiness, isn't she the sweetest? Am sure many of you must have been petted and pampered some way by your mom or dad or granny. Now am going to go way away from the recipe, into the essence of Christmas. /spanbr /br /span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"If an earthly mom, dad or grandma would have loved you so much, how much more would our heavenly father, Jesus would love us? He gave his life for us, does anyone else on earth give his or her life for our sake? This world is such, that no one cares or even has time to care about anybody, everyone are so selfish with his or her life. I heard an incident recently were a father refused to lend his kidney to his dying son who had a kidney failure!! Shame on him!!! These days there's no respect or love for people. Love has diminished and people are behaving more like animals hurting and wounding others, taking pleasure and pride in others difficulties and weakness. Listening to all the news about injustice happening every day, is so awful. People hurting people, spouse hurting and killing better half, kids killing and hurting parents, murder and theft everywhere  there is no humanity in this world. Also spouse, kids and family itself have become demanding, where one wants his or her desires to be fulfilled to give back love, it has become conditional, like do this for me only then I will love you back. span style="color: #cc0000;"bBut God is the only one who unconditionally loves you and me. /b/spanbspan style="color: #cc0000;"He gave his life for us on the Cross without expecting anything from us. /span/bEvery Christmas has to be celebrated with this in our minds. Its not just another birthday of Christ!! Think of why he was born on earth, he came to bring Salvation to people. Salvation came through Him to the world!! Now, span style="color: #e06666;"what does salvation mean? It is deliverance from sin, its power and its consequences. /spanSo how did he bring about salvation? He came to this world for our sake, suffered and died on the cross.  His death was not an easy one, He was beaten, and torn into pieces and crucified on a cross, he shed all his blood and gained forgiveness for our sins. Doing so he released us from the power of sin and took away all our punishment that were meant to be ours. On the third day God raised him from the dead and He is now in heaven with arms wide open, to shower you all blessings and give all you ask for. He is still alive, He neither sleeps nor dozes, He stays all day and night awake, knows what you do and cares for you every single second, He knows what you need even before you ask him for. Does your earthly parent or spouse or kid care for you every minute or do they know what you need even before you ask? Isn't this the Lord's unconditional love. /spanspan style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"Am sure his love is the most unconditional one on world and in heaven!! And I praise him for loving me so much and giving himself just for the sake that I should live!! /spanspan style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"span style="color: #0b5394;"This is the essence of Christmas/span and this is what should be remembered and celebrated./spanspan style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;" /spanspan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;" Now he is still there to take care of you like a mother would take care of. He says ispan style="color: #e06666;""Like a mother comforts her child so will I comfort you"/span/i Can you picturise how a mother would comfort a crying child? Now relate this with the above verse.. Can you just imagine that God will comfort us the same way? How unconditional is His love!!! He forgives you the next moment you ask him sorry for the wrong you have done, does anybody on earth forgive you when you apologize? /spanspan style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"How easy is He on us?/spanspan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;" Above all the Bible says he says /spani style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"span style="color: #e06666;"" Whoever touches (hurts) you touches the apple (pupil) of the Lord's eye"/span/ispan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;" Wow what a great loving God we have!! When you become His Child no one can touch you, can anyone touch God's eye and if it is purely impossible, how can he touch (hurt) you then? So how can you become His child? Just accept Him and invite Him into your heart, ask him sorry and become his kid. He is ready to forgive you and is eagerly waiting to accept you as His child. span style="color: #e06666;"bAfter you become His child you are no longer a sinner, people may condemn you, talk bad about you, look down on you and may relate you with your past sins, they may never forget your wrongs, but the Lord throws away your sins being His back and never looks down on you as a sinner./b/span b style="color: #e06666;"You may not be perfect but God does not see your imperfections like mere people do. Though people are still imperfect in their own way they point fingers at others mistakes to condemn them, but our loving God never does it. The moment you believe him, you become His child, you become righteous just like him and you are not imperfect any longer. /bThinking of all these makes me so proud to be His child. Am so grateful for all this and I cherished this Christmas having all these in mind. I want one and all to be proud of this and celebrate Christmas and each day with a grateful heart. /spanbr /span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"br //spanspan style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"bLets now go back to the recipe./b From the day I tasted this turkey curry, I would wait for the lunch time to arrive soon, just to taste this curry. Though granny is not here with us, I do remember her every time I taste this curry. Mom follows the same preparation method that my dear granny has left for us and today am going to share this Christmas / New year special curry recipe with you. This curry was prepared by my Mom for Christmas and she was so generous to share this recipe with us. /spanbr /span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"br //spanspan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"span style="color: #cc0000;"Unlike chicken, turkey has tougher meat and hence needs to be cooked longer/span but otherwise making the curry is easy. After cooking the meat pieces becomes so tender and succulent. We get the turkey along with its skin and fat so the curry tastes so rich and good, but you can use skinned turkey too if you are very much concerned about the fat content. But I would like to assure you that you will love the turkey pieces with its skin and fat. Now lets see how to make this delicious and rich Christmas Classic Turkey Curry!!!/span/divspan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"br //spanbr /div style="text-align: center;"span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/25313613@N05/8311695668/" title="turkey-curry-vaan-kozhi-cury by Divya Pramil, on Flickr"img alt="" height="640" src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8504/83116956684a8ef471e1b.jpg" title="Turkey Curry | Vaan Kozhi Kulambu | Christmas Recipes | New Year Recipes " width="428" //a/spanbr /br //divh3 style="text-align: left;"bspan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"INGREDIENTS/span/b/h3span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Serves 4 to 5 people/spanbr /span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Total Preparation Time - 1 hour/spanbr /ol style="text-align: left;"lispan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Turkey / Vaan Kozhi - 1 kg (curry cut medium sized pieces with skin)/span/lilispan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Coconut - 1/2 of a coconut (grated or chopped into small pieces) /span/lilispan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Big onion - 1 /span/lilispan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Ginger - 1 inch small piece /span/lilispan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Garlic - 2 pods /span/lilispan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Cumin seeds / Jeera - 1 spoon /span/lilispan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Fennel seeds / Sombu - 1 spoon /span/lilispan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Red chilli powder - 3 spoons /span/lilispan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Coriander powder - 3 spoons /span/lilispan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Turmeric powder - 1/4 spoon /span/lilispan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Mustard seeds - 1/2 spoon /span/lilispan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Curry leaves - Few /span/lilispan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Bay leaf - 1 /span/lilispan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Star anise - 1 /span/lilispan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Cinnamon stick - 1 small stick /span/lilispan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Salt - As per taste /span/lilispan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Oil - 5 to 6 spoons /span/li/oldivspan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"br //span/divdivdiv style="text-align: center;"a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/25313613@N05/8311697054/" title="turkey-curry-2 by Divya Pramil, on Flickr"img alt="" height="640" src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8077/8311697054cdcc0601b5b.jpg" title="Turkey Curry | Vaan Kozhi Kulambu | Christmas Recipes | New Year Recipes " width="426" //abr /br //divdiv style="text-align: center;"a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/25313613@N05/8310652273/" title="turkey curry 1 by Divya Pramil, on Flickr"img alt="" height="640" src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8081/8310652273e61caa0a4cb.jpg" title="Turkey Curry | Vaan Kozhi Kulambu | Christmas Recipes | New Year Recipes " width="426" //a/divdiv style="text-align: center;"br //divh3 style="text-align: left;"bspan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"PREPARATION METHOD/span/b/h3divul style="text-align: left;"lispan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Wash the turkey pieces well in running water and set aside. /span/lilispan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Take a pressure cooker and add the washed turkey pieces into it and pour water until gets immersed well. then add some salt and turmeric powder and close the cooker. Pressure cook for 20 minutes on medium flame. Pressure cook for 30 minutes if the turkey is an aged one.  /span/lilispan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Meanwhile make the coconut masala. For masala add the following ingredients to a blender and grind well into a fine paste. /span/li/uldiv style="text-align: center;"span style="color: #e06666; font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"(Coconut Masala)/spanbr /span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"1. Coconut - 1/2 of a coconut (grated or chopped into small pieces) /span/divdiv style="text-align: center;"span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"2. Ginger - 1 inch small piece /span/divdiv style="text-align: center;"span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"3. Garlic - 2 pods /span/divdiv style="text-align: center;"span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"4. Cumin seeds / Jeera - 1 spoon /span/divdiv style="text-align: center;"span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"5. Fennel seeds / Sombu - 1 spoon/span/divdiv style="text-align: center;"span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', serif;"6. Star Anise - 1/span/divul style="text-align: left;"lispan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Switch off the flame and wait until the pressure drops (pressure gets released on its own). Open the lid and check whether the pieces are almost cooked. If not cook for another 5 or 10 minutes accordingly. /span/lilispan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Then open the cooker and add the ground paste, little salt for the gravy, red chilli powder, coriander powder, and stir well. /span/lilispan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Pour water to and adjust the gravy consistency. /span/lilispan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Stir well and check for salt. Add if necessary, if salt is in excess, add some more span style="color: #e06666;"coconut paste/span or coconut milk. /span/lilispan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Then take a pan and add oil into it. After it heats up, add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Then add bay leaf, curry leaves, chopped onions and saute for a minute. Then add this mixture into the curry. /span/lilispan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Close the pressure cooker with the lid and place on flame. Switch the flame to high mode and wait until the steam oozes out. Then place the regulator or whistle and switch to low flame. /span/lilispan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"Pressure cook for 10 minutes and switch off the flame.Wait until pressure drops then remove from flame and serve!! /span/li/ul/divdiv style="text-align: center;"span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/25313613@N05/8310645491/" title="vaan kozhi curry 1 by Divya Pramil, on Flickr"img alt="" height="426" src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8072/8310645491295bcbdfd2b.jpg" title="Turkey Curry | Vaan Kozhi Kulambu | Christmas Recipes | New Year Recipes " width="640" //a/spanbr /br //divdivspan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"bTIP 1: /bThe time to cook the meat may vary according to the age of the turkey so always pressure cook it initially for 20 minutes remove from flame and check if the curry has become tender, if not pressure cook for some more time. /span/divdivspan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"br //span/divdivspan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"bTIP 2: /bAdd little oil if you are going to use turkey pieces with skin. It releases a lot of fat, as you can see in my pics. /span/divdivspan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"br //span/divdivspan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"bTIP 3:/b If you do not want to add coconut, you can add coconut milk and make the curry. But adding the coconut makes the curry taste rich and yum. /spanbr /span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"br //span/div/divdivdiv style="text-align: center;"a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/25313613@N05/8311696410/" title="turkey-curry-Indian-style by Divya Pramil, on Flickr"img alt="" height="435" src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8493/8311696410db11d495f5b.jpg" title="Turkey Curry | Vaan Kozhi Kulambu | Christmas Recipes | New Year Recipes " width="640" //aspan style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif;"br //spanbr /br //div/divdiv style="text-align: center;"span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif; font-size: large;"bSuper delicious and Christmas Classic Turkey Curry is now ready!!/b/span/divdiv style="text-align: center;"span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif; font-size: large;"bServe with Rice, Biryani, Chapatis, Parathas, Dosas or Idlis and enjoy!!/b/spanbr /span style="font-family: Georgia, Times New Roman, serif; 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