Turnip Masala Recipe

Authentic Punjabi recipe
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Spicy turnip curry made with traditional Indian spices. Serve as a main-course with rice and nan bread.


500 g turnips
2 large onion
2 tomatoes
2 green chillies
1 tsp ginger, grated
1 tsp garlic, crushed
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp sugar
2 tbsp butter
1 cup water
bunch coriander leaves

Recipe Instructions

Prepare the fry vegetables
Chop the onions and the green chillies. Heat the oil in a large saucepan, and add the chopped chillies, garlic and ginger and fry for 1 minute. Add the chopped onions and fry for around 5 minutes until lightly browned. Peel and chop into small chunks the turnip. Chop the tomatoes. Add the tomatoes, turmeric, coriander, cumin and salt and fry for around 2 minutes. Add the turnips and mix well.

Make curry
Add the water to cover the vegetables, bring to the boil and reduce the heat. Cover with a lid and simmer for around 30 minutes. Add the sugar, mix well and mash the turnip. Mixture should be relatively dry. If still quite wet, continue to cook over a low heat for 1-2 minutes while still stirring.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve with rice and nan.


Main course

One Response to “Turnip Masala”

  1. Debee says:

    This recipe for Turnip masala is amazing, I grew my own turnips and discovered this recipe and can’t stop making it. Tip.. Par boil turnip first. Use green peppers and or carrots yum yum.