Turnip Stir-Fry

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Turnip is new to me, since this is the time I am having this turnip. It was during our trip to ooty, we got to get this turnip, after coming I was wondering how to cook with turnip and started surfing google.
Finally I thought of preparing in my style, this resulted in this turnip stir-fry. Turnip consumes little more time to get cooked, like potato. The stir-fry was too good, I served it with steamed rice, but it would be good for chapathi or parathas.
3.50 from 2 votes
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Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Served As: Lunch
Recipe Cuisine Type: Homestyle Cooking, Indian, South Indian
Recipe Taste: Salty
Calories 44 kcal
Servings 5


  • ¼ kg Turnip
  • 1 Onion
  • ½ Tomato
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Grated
  • 1 Ginger 1 inch stick
  • 3 cloves Garlic
  • ½ tsp Peppercorns
  • ½ tsp Sambhar powder available in all Asian stores
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • ¼ tsp Mustard seeds
  • ¼ tsp Split Black gram
  • Curry leaves a sprig


  • Peel and roughly chop the onion. Peel and chop the turnip and tomato to medium size.
  • Heat a tsp of oil in a kadai, add in the onion, ginger and garlic. Cook until it turns golden brown in color. Remove from fire and transfer it to a plate.
  • Add in grated coconut and peppercorns in the same kadai and cook until the raw smell goes off. Remove from fire and transfer it to a plate.
  • Now take all the fried ingredients (onion mixture and coconut mixture) to a blender and grind it to a fine paste by adding little water.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, add in the mustard seeds, split black gram and curry leaves. Wait until they crackle.
  • Add in the turnip, salt along with the spice powders and cook until they turn golden brown.
  • Add in the ground masala and cook until the raw smell goes off.
  • Pour in two cups of water, cover and cook until the turnip is half cooked.
  • Add in the tomatoes, cover and cook until the turnip is fully cooked.
  • Remove the lid, keep in medium flame, and wait until it gets dry.
  • Serve hot with chapathi.

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3.50 from 2 votes

Recipe Nutrition

Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg

Madraasi Deepa
Madraasi Deepa

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