Grilled Tandoori Turkey Tenderloin Recipe

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This is a fun rendition of Tandoori. It is adapted from a recipe in Cuisine At Home seven years ago. Since most people don't have a tandoor; a wood clay oven, similar results can be obtained by grilling the turkey on high heat. Don't be put off by the amount of spices used. Combined with the yogurt and sour cream for the marinade the spices are what make this dish. Chicken breasts can be substituted for the turkey.

I served the Tandoori with peach ginger chutney and cucumber mint raita to cut some of the heat. Links to both recipes are provided. As a side vegetable I served grilled squash and red pepper. I also served freshly baked Afgan Naan bread.

For a wine I chose a Jacuzzi Family Vineyards 2010 Arneis. Slightly chilled it has hints of lime and spearmint which complimented the Tandoorin nicley

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Servings: 4 Servings


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  1. Combine yogurt, sour cream, lime juice, sugar, spices, garlic, ginger, salt, and chili powder. Combine completely then add turkey tenderloin and marinade in a plastic bag. Refrigerator for at least 1 hour or up to 24 hours.
  2. Preheat grill to high heat, when hot oil the grill to prevent sticking. Grill the turkey covered for 8-10 minutes, or until it releases easily from the grate. Turn pieces over and grill about 5 more minutes or until firm to the touch and cooked through. Remove turkey from grill and let rest 2-3 minutes, then brush with melted Ghee.
  3. Slice diagonally and serve with chutney, raita, naan bread and grilled vegetables.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 59g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 129  
Calories from Fat 102 79%
Total Fat 11.46g 14%
Saturated Fat 6.7g 27%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 610mg 25%
Potassium 164mg 5%
Total Carbs 6.23g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1.0g 3%
Sugars 3.53g 2%
Protein 1.77g 3%
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  • judee
    September 29, 2012
    Amazing combination of spices. I wonder if I could make the sauce for tofu cutlets??

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