Suzy Singh’s Perfect Spice Rubbed Turkey

MasterChef Season 2 contestant Suzy Singh demonstrates how to prepare her Perfect Spice Rubbed Turkey. Learn how to spice up your Thanksgiving dinner with a delicious holiday meal – and some spicy Indian infusion – from an expert chef!


preparation Time
20 mins

cook Time
180 mins


1052 per serving


  • 10 pounds Turkey
  • 10 teaspoons salt
  • 3 teaspoons cumin
  • 8 teaspoons black pepper
  • 3 teaspoons coriander
  • 3 teaspoons clove
  • 3 teaspoons chili
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 teaspoons cardamom
  • 16 ounces butter


Prepare Your Garam Masala

Toast spices (everything but turkey, salt, and butter) for 3 minutes on medium-low heat until you smell the aroma of spice. Immediately place into blender until it is in a homogeneous consistency.

Rub the Turkey

Clean the turkey. Rub turkey with salt, garam masala and butter.

Cook the Turkey

Place into oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit and cover with aluminum foil for 2.5 hours. Baste continuously. Take foil off and cook for 30 more minutes. Verify that the internal temperature of the Turkey is 180 degrees Fahrenheit. Let the Turkey sit for 20 minutes before serving.

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