Indian-Spiced Turkey Kabob Pitas

A vibrant curry blend infuses turkey strips with the warm Indian flavors of cumin, coriander, and ginger and the brilliant color of turmeric.

indian-spiced turkey kabob pitas
Photo: Jacob Fox
Prep Time:
25 mins
Grill Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 sandwiches


  • 1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds, lightly crushed

  • 1 cup shredded cucumber

  • cup seeded and chopped roma tomato

  • ¼ cup slivered red onion

  • ¼ cup shredded radishes

  • ¼ cup snipped fresh cilantro

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 pound turkey breast, cut into thin strips

  • 1 recipe Curry Blend

  • ¼ cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt

  • 4 6 inch whole wheat pita bread rounds

Curry Blend

  • 2 teaspoon olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon curry powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger

  • teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. If using wooden skewers, soak in water 30 minutes. In a small dry skillet toast cumin seeds over medium heat about 1 minute or until fragrant. Transfer to a bowl. Add the next six ingredients (through pepper) to bowl; stir to combine.

  2. In another bowl combine turkey and Curry Blend; stir to coat. Thread turkey evenly onto skewers. Grill kabobs, uncovered, over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink, turning kabobs occasionally.

  3. Remove turkey from skewers. Spread Greek yogurt evenly on pita rounds. Using a slotted spoon, spoon cucumber mixture over yogurt. Top with grilled turkey.

Curry Blend

  1. In a bowl stir together all ingredients.

Simple Swap

Use chicken breast or turkey thigh meat for the turkey breast.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

343 Calories
6g Fat
40g Carbs
35g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 343
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 506mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 35g
Vitamin C 5.4mg 27%
Calcium 58mg 4%
Iron 3.8mg 21%
Potassium 556mg 12%
Folate, total 39.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 1.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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