Turnip Curry Recipe

A delectable turnip main course recipe
Yield: 2    Preparation Time: 30 mins    Cooking Time:
Spicy turnip curry cooked with almonds and coconut. Tasty as a vegetarian main-course.


500 g turnip
3 medium onions
230 ml olive oil
3 tsp grated coconut
3 tsp sesame seeds
3 tsp almonds
3 tsp coriander seeds
3 tsp poppy seeds
2 tsp garlic and ginger paste
1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
60 ml water
120 ml yoghurt
1 tsp salt

Recipe Instructions

Prepare the spices and seeds
In a frying pan, dry roast the almonds, coconut and seeds for 1-2 minutes. Remove and grind to a paste in a mortar and pestle. Add to the yoghurt, the paste and the spices and mix well.

Cook the curry
Peel the turnip and chop into small pieces. In the frying pan, add the olive oil and add the onions. Sauté until light brown. Add the turnips and fry for around 5 minutes. Add the yoghurt paste and continue to fry for around 4-5 minutes. Add the water and cook over a low heat until the turnip is tender and the sauce has thickened. Add salt to taste if required.