Ground Chicken Or Turkey With Peas (Murghi Ka Keema)

Course : Indian
Serves: 3
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3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 piece cinnamon
4 pieces cardamom pods
2 pieces bay leaves
1 small onion chopped
3 cloves garlic -- finely chopped
2 teaspoons peeled -- finely grated fresh ginger
1 1/2 pounds ground chicken or turkey
6 ounces fresh or frozen peas -- lightly cooked
1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon garam masala
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon salt -- (1/2 to 3/4)
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Preparation / Directions:

Put the oil in a wide pan and set over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, put in the cinnamon, cardamom, and bay leaves. Stir for a few seconds. Put in the onion. Stir and fry until the onion pieces turn brown at the edges. Put in the garlic and stir for a few seconds. Put in the ginger and stir for another few seconds. Now put in the chicken (or turkey). Stir and fry until all the lumps are broken up. Now put in all the remaining ingredients. Stir to mix and cook for another 2-3min, stirring as you do so. Note: The whole spices - bay leaves, cinnamon stick, and cardamom pods - are not meant to be eaten.

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