Lean Turkey Meatballs in a Creamy Curry

The rich exotic flavor of curry can be enjoyed as a creamy sauce which we made by simply reducing a stock and stirring in come reduced-fat cream cheese at the end. Take care not to overcook the turkey meatballs, and try keep the sauce over a moderate heat to avoid splitting. We have spooned our creamy meatballs over wilted spinach, but if you need something more substantial, serve them over quinoa instead.

Serves 2 

Calories per serving = 359kCal

Macros per serving

  • Fats 7g
     of which saturates       4g
  • Carbs 4g
     of which sugars           8g
  • Protein 50g


260g lean turkey mince 2% fat
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp ground coriander
salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tsp olive oil
200g baby spinach
½ red onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, peeled and sliced
2 tsp medium curry powder
½ cup chicken stock
3 TB reduced-fat cream cheese
2 TB fat-free plain yogurt, to drizzle
coriander, to garnish


Combine the turkey mince, garlic and onion powders and ground coriander in a bowl. Season generously with salt and black pepper. Using a spoon and your hands, form into ping-pong size meatballs. Set aside.

Tip all the spinach into a large pan with a dash of water and wilt over a moderate heat, stirring continuously. Tip the pan and press down on the wilted spinach to allow all the excess water to drain off to one side. Remove the drained spinach, season the mixture well with salt and pepper and set aside in a warm oven.

Heat one teaspoon olive oil in a pan and fry the meatballs until golden all over. Remove and set aside. They may not be completely cooked through at this stage, but that is OK.

Add the second teaspoon olive oil to the same pan and gently fry the onions and garlic until softened. Add the curry powder and continue to fry for additional minute, stirring continuously. Add the chicken stock and return the meatballs to the pan. Cover and cook over low-medium heat for 4-5 minutes, this will ensure the meatballs cook through.

Remove the lid from the pan and allow the stock to reduce slightly, then stir in the cream cheese. Do not allow the mixture to heat too much, else the sauce may split.

When ready to serve, divide the spinach between two plates and top with the meatballs and its accompanying sauce. Spoon a little yogurt onto each serving, if desired and garnish with coriander leaves.



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