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SPICY TURNIPS Vegetarian-Dish

This receipe is kind of gravy and spicy, but it can also be had with just plain rice/chappati as a curry and its also a good replacement for potato for people who count calories.


Butter / oil
: 2 tbsp
Green chilli(es) chopped
: 2
Grated ginger and garlic
: 1 tsp
Onion(s) chopped
: 2
Tomato(es) chopped
: 2
Turmeric powder
: 1/2 tsp
Cumin and coriander powders
: 1 tsp
Turnips peeled chopped fine and washed(about 20oz.)
: 500 gms
: 1/2 cup(s)
: To taste
: 1 tsp
Finely chopped coriander leaves
: To Garnish

Spicy Turnips


  • In a microwave-safe bowl, mix the butter / oil with the chopped green chilli(es), ginger, garlic and chopped onion(s).
  • Microwave uncovered on high (100%) power for about 4 minutes (stirring mid-way) or till the onions are lightly browned.
  • Now, add the chopped tomato(es), turmeric, cumin and coriander powders.
  • Microwave uncovered on high (100%) power for about 3 minutes (stirring mid-way) or till the fat leaves the sides of the bowl.
  • Add the chopped turnips and salt. Mix well. Add the water and stir well. Microwave covered on 70% power for about 14 minutes (stirring at regular intervals) or till the turnips are tender and the moisture has evaporated.
  • Add the sugar and very lightly mash the cooked turnips.
  • Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.