Friday, May 15, 2015

Turkey Kheema Wrap -- Indian Style Quick and Easy dinner


Turkey Kheema Wrap

Turkey Kheema wrap is a quick and easy recipe to make in less than 30 mins. You can even take it for lunch in your lunch box.. Kids friendly and Adults friendly recipe. You can easily substitute the minced turkey meat with Eggs, Minced Chicken, and Minced Beef. I learned this recipe from my sister in law Angela, when I visited her during last Christmas. Thank you Angie akka for this easy peasy recipe. I did some modification to make it Indian style. 

You will need:

  • 1 Onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 lb minced turkey meat
  • 2 tbsp Crushed Ginger and Garlic (Use Mortar and Pestle to do this work)
  • 2 tsp fennel powder
  • 1 tsp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp pepper powder (Optional)
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp Cumin Powder
  • 2 tsp Dry Mango Powder/ Chat Masala Powder (Optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • Few curry leaves (finely chopped)
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp Oil

To build a Wrap :
  • 1 cup tomato finely chopped
  • coriander leaves finely chopped
  • Your all time favorite lettuce (Iceberg or Romaine) Optional
  • 1 cucumber thinly sliced
  • Chili flakes
  • Mayonnaise/ Thick Yogurt(curd)
  • Pepper powder
  • Chapathi/Roti/ Whole wheat Ready made Roll-ups

Step 1:

Take a frying pan and add 1 tbsp oil to it, Now add the mustard seeds to it. Allow it to splutter and add the chopped curry leaves and the onion. Saute it just for 2 minutes. Now add the crushed ginger and garlic and saute it until it gets rid of the raw smell. 

Step 2: 

Reduce the flame to Low and add the Marsala powders one by one (Turmeric powder, cumin powder, fennel powder, Chili Powder). Just stir it for a minute and Increase the flame to High. Now add the washed minced meat. Keep sauteing for 5 mins. Now add the salt and stir it continuously.  At this time the mixture would look like this.

Turkey Kheema

Now just to enlighten the taste sprinkle some mango powder and pepper powder on this mixture and give it a stir. Check for salt one more time. 

Step 3:

Building the Wrap:

1. I used the ready made Whole wheat roll to make my job easier. 

Rectangle shape Roll-up.. You can substitute it with Homemade Chapathi/ Roti

2. Warm the roll on the dosa pan/ Griddle, if you don't like Cold Foods. 

3. Now keep the warm chapathi/ roll up on a plate and spread Mayonnaise on it. On the center of the Roll Up, Keep one spoon full of prepared Turkey Kheema .  Top it up with chopped tomaoes, chili flakes too.  I didn't add Chili flakes to my kids wrap. 

Roll up topped with Turkey Kheema, chopped tomatoes, chilli flakes

4. You can add all your favorite veggies. I had cucumber handy. So I added thinly sliced cucumber and some fresh finely chopped cilantro(coriander leaves). Sorry my fridge is running out of lettuce. :). So I did not add lettuce today.

Roll Up loaded with Turkey Kheema, tomatoes, chilli flakes, cucumber and Coriander Leaves

5. Just fold it, cut it in half and serve. 

My loving 3 year old picky eater loves to eat Ketch Up with everything. So just added some ketch up on top to invite her picky tummy to try this, Wow she just loved it.  


1. You can add green peas to the Kheema
2. Can make the same recipe with Scrambled eggs, Ground chicken, and with Tofu.
3. You can eat this Warm / Cold. 
4. It doesn't need any extra side dish. 
5. This dish has all the nutrients that you need.. Fiber from Whole wheat, Protein for Turkey meat, Vitamins and Minerals for the veggies. 
6. One Pot Meal, Kids friendly, Lunch box friendly, Easy to make, Everyone's favorite, What else do we need. 


merlin vijil said...

Superb anni. will try surely :-)

mullaimadavan said...

Welcome back!