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Masala BBQ Turkey


A delicious and easy to make turkey that you cook on the BBQ. Perfect for grilling season. 



1 cup of your favourite store bought BBQ sauce
¼ cup of powdered jaggery (shakkar) or brown sugar
1 tbs of garam masala powder
1 tbs ginger garlic paste
1 turkey 11-14 pounds
½ cup of melted butter
Salt and pepper to taste
Water (or white wine) as needed for steaming


  1. Preheat your gas grill to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. Place the turkey in a roasting pan breast side up. Slather the turkey with melted butter and season liberally with salt and pepper. (Make sure you season inside the cavity too)
  3. Add ½ a cup of water or wine to the bottom of the pan.
  4. Place the roasting pan on the BBQ grills and close the lid. After 30 minutes tent the turkey to prevent burning the skin.
  5. After the turkey has cooked for 45 minutes, begin basting with the masala BBQ sauce. Baste every 20-25 minutes while cooking.
  6. Cook until a meat thermometer inserted into the thigh reaches a temperature of 170 degrees. (The Canadian Turkey site has a great cook time chart to help with timing)
  7.  Let the turkey rest for 15 minutes. Carve and serve while still warm. 
  8. Enjoy!