I think one of the most stressful parts of Christmas lunch is sorting out the turkey dinner. And whilst I do love a good old roast, I must admit that I am often left wanting a more simple solution. If you are the same look no further than my Turkey Tikka Bites! Spiced gently with the most vibrant and earthy of all spices,@schwartz.uk Turmeric: the vivid colour makes them completely appetising to children as well as adults, and of course the healing properties of turmeric speaks for itself. You could of course substitute the turkey for chicken if you wish. See details of the recipe below:

Take a large mixing bowl and add 3 tablespoons of full fat yoghurt, 1 level teaspoon of turmeric, 1/2 teaspoon of cumin seeds, 1/2 teaspoon paprika, 1/2 teaspoon hot red chilli powder and 1/2 teaspoon of ground coriander. Mix the ingredients together to form the tikka marinade and add 600grams of bitesize pieces of turkey breast. Finally, add 1 teaspoon of crushed garlic, 1 teaspoon ginger paste, the juice of 1 lemon and 1 tablespoon of olive oil and transfer to the fridge to marinade (ideally overnight but even a few hours will be great). 

For the last steps, skewer the marinated turkey tikka onto soaked skewers and transfer to a preheated oven at 220 degrees for 20-25minutes. Serve and enjoy immediately. 


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