I love turnips. This Northern Indian dish is great way to spice up traditional mashed turnips. This dish is great garnished with fresh cilantro or parsley and served with basmati rice, or with naan bread. The amount of chiles you use really controls the heat factor in this dish.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
36 mins
total:
56 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until soft, about 10 minutes. Stir in ginger-garlic paste and chile peppers; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.

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  • Stir tomatoes, coriander, cumin, turmeric, and salt into the saucepan; mix well. Add turnips and hot water; stir well. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until turnips are tender, 20 to 30 minutes. Add brown sugar and coarsely mash the turnips.

Cook's Note:

Homemade ginger-garlic paste can be made by mashing equal parts garlic and fresh ginger root into a paste.

Nutrition Facts

126 calories; protein 2.2g; carbohydrates 14g; fat 7.4g; sodium 133.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2018
This was my first time cooking with turnips, and this turned out beautifully! My partner even asked for seconds! Great flavor, easy to make, and surprisingly filling served with rice. I didn't have green chiles but added ~1/8 tsp cayenne pepper, and it was a perfect level of spice without being too overwhelming. Will definitely make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2017
Absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe. Eye grow my own turnips now so this recipe was a godsend! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2019
Honestly one of the most delicious things that I have EVER cooked. I can't even believe how good these turnips were. I was eating the leftovers directly out of the pan with a fork and drinking the leftover cooking liquid! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2019
Delish! I didn't have coriander so I'll add that next time. Had this as a side dish with steak. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2019
Very tasty l adjusted spices to taste reduced the amount of water and added a couple of garlic cloves. Everyone liked it Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2017
This was delicious! I didn't have fresh tomatoes so I used a can of crushed tomatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2016
Absolutely delicious. A new recipe for my "keeper file". Thank you for the recipe. Read More
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