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Turnip with Coconut

rubiabecka

"My Indian mother-in-law makes this yummy side with turnips, but I actually like it best with celeriac. It could probably be adapted to any root-type vegetable. Hing (asafoetida powder) does not add to the flavor; it is actually to aid in digestion, so it is somewhat optional."
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Ingredients

20 m servings 102 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  1. Heat the oil in a skillet over high heat; cook the mustard seeds in the hot oil until the seeds no longer are crackling. Stir the asafoetida powder into the mustard seeds; add the turnips, turnip leaves, and onion to the skillet. Season the mixture with the paprika, turmeric, and salt. Pour the water over the mixture, place a cover on the skillet, reduce heat to medium, and cook until the turnip is cooked yet remains crunchy, 5 to 7 minutes. Return heat to high to cook off any excess water. Mix the coconut into the mixture just before serving.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 102 calories; 7.5 g fat; 8.4 g carbohydrates; 1.2 g protein; 0 mg cholesterol; 339 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This turned out good despite my not having any turnip greens and totally forgetting the coconut. The only thing I didn't like so much was a slight bitterness, which I'm guessing was either th...

Instead of asafoetida powder, I used a clove of garlic. This has wonderful taste, with great spices to tame down the pungency of turnips! I will be making this again!

A keeper for us-- always looking for good ways to prepare the CSA bumper crop of turnips. Made as directed except for: skipped the optional ingredient, added a small amount of garlic, and added...

Really good. Subbed smoked paprika!

I made this the first time and made some errors. First oil. I don't like vegetable oil so I used olive. After it was too late, it occurred to me that I should have used coconut oil! So I then ...

My husband thought he was eating scalloped potatoes. He's not adventerous with out of the norm veggies. Turnips were never a menu item for us. Since turnips were recently a part of my weekly CSA...

This was amazing. We are low carb and this was a super substitute for potatoes. I followed directions except for the powder that I have never heard of that she said was optional. I used garlic i...

This was SO good! I did not have mustard seed so used celery seed and 1/4 tsp dry mustard instead. Absolutely fabulous way to use turnips and the tops!

Loved the addition of the coconut. Made for a very pleasing dish