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Makes 4 servings


1 lb turnips, peeled and chopped into small cubes

1 red onion, finely chopped

1 tomato, finely chopped

½ Tablespoon ginger-garlic paste

1-2 green chili pepper, finely chopped

A handful of fresh cilantro, roughly chopped

½ teaspoon cumin seeds

1 teaspoon coriander powder

½ teaspoon red chili powder, adjust to taste

¼ teaspoon turmeric powder

Salt to taste

1 Tablespoon mustard oil/any other cooking oil of choice


Heat oil in a pot. Add cumin seeds and saute for a few seconds.

Add chopped onion and saute until they start turning brown. Add ginger-garlic paste and green chilies. Saute for a few seconds.

Once the raw smell of garlic goes away add all the powdered spices and salt. Saute for around 30 seconds.

Add chopped tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes turn mushy and are nicely cooked.

Next, add turnip. Mix everything and cover the pot. You can also add around ¼ cup of water to fasten the process of cooking turnip. Cook covered for around 15-20 minutes or until the turnips are nicely cooked and turn soft.

Mash the turnips with the help of a masher or with the backside of the spatula.

Add chopped cilantro and mix everything. Enjoy with any Indian bread.