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Spicy Gravy Turkey

By Vandana Turaga, Momma T’s Southern Indian Spices

12-oz. coconut cream or 1 1/2 cup of plain yogurt
1-inch piece ginger, peeled
4 garlic cloves, peeled
1 tsp. Momma T’s Garam Masala
1 Tbsp. Momma T’s Original Powder
4 oz. tomato paste
1 jalapeño (optional)
1 lb. turkey (medium-size pieces with skin)
Salt to taste
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 dry bay leaf, medium size
1 large onion, chopped
Cilantro to garnish

Add the first 6 ingredients and jalapeño (if desired) to a blender and blend well into a fine paste and set it aside. // In a pressure cooker or a big pot, add the cleaned and cut turkey pieces and salt. // Fill with water until immersed and cook for 25 minutes on medium. // In a saucepan, add vegetable oil and heat. Once the oil is warm enough, add the bay leaf and chopped onions and sauté for a minute. // Add the ground spice paste and turkey pieces and mix well. If needed, add a cup of water to adjust the gravy consistency. // On a medium flame, cook for 10 more minutes. Bring out of flame. // Add some more salt to taste if needed; garnish with chopped cilantro. // Serve hot on plain cooked rice or with naan or tortilla.