Turnip recipe, benefits and uses

Today I cook Turnip in my kitchen.  It is called white Turnip also and this belongs to Mustard family.  Its leaves are also cooked like Mustard leaves  . You may follow the recipe. It is a seasonal root vegetable. It has many benefits. That’s why I decided to share the Turnip Recipe with you. May be you like the way I cook this dish. So, try this recipe in your kitchen and give review in comment box. Usually this dish eaten with bread or Chapati because it happen to be spicy. you may eat it with rice too. Lets look its benefits:

Turnip Benefits:

It contains low calories, lot of minerals and vitamins. Vitamin C helps to control high molecule in body.

It helps body to produce iron which controls the blood deficiency.

It is the best food for food conscious people and helps for weight loss.

It helps body to absorb fat effectively.

It has high glocosinonates which prevents cancer to produce in body.

Turnip has antidiabetic effects. it is very useful for diabetic patients.

Vitamin k in Turnip helps to strengthen the bones.

It helps body to fight against bacterial issues.

 Lets start The Turnip Recipe

Time Consumption Estimate:

preparing time:

washing and cutting time:  15 to 20 minutes

Cook time: 20 to 25 minutes

if you are an active person you can manage all process in 30 to 35 minutes.


Turnip roots 1 kg

water to boil 1 and half cup

Any cooking Oil 2 tablespoon

onion 2 medium size

tomato 2 medium size

ginger and garlic paste 1 tablespoon

salt 1 teaspoon or according to taste

chili powder quarter teaspoon or less according to your taste.

turmeric powder half teaspoon

any hot spice powder which you like for fragrance

coriander and green chili for garnishing

Method to Cook Turnip:

Bring fresh Turnip from Market or fields.

Wash them properly and place them in basket.

Take a sharp knife and peel only the rough skin and cut into 4 to 5 slices.

Ist Step

Boiling Turnip:

Take a pan or instant pot or pressure cooker according to your choice.

add water and sliced Turnip. Close the lid and boil in closed lid for 3 to 4 minutes.  pan  may take 10 minutes to tender the Turnip.

 boiled turnip

Drain the water. Place in basket

2nd step:

Add oil in a pan. Heat it. Add  onion and fry until they get light brown color.

Add red chili and turmeric powder. Fry for one minute and immediately add ginger garlic paste and fry.

add chopped tomatoes and chopped green chili and fry.

If you want the fried mixture to become paste then add half cup water and tender it.

Add boiled Turnip and fry. Now you can blend it with hand blender like me or you can chop it in chopper.

turnip recipe process

Fry until the Turnip get some dry texture.

switch off the heat.

Add garnishing items and close the lid.

Take out in a plate when to serve.

serve with simple chapati or any bread or rice.

turnip with chapati

Uses of turnip in Diet:

Turnip can be used in Many dishes according to the taste and choice. Some option are in following lines.

  1. Raw  Turnip like fruits
  2. use raw turnip in salad with combination of other food items.
  3. simple baked or grilled turnip with sprinkle of spices.
  4. boiled turnip as a side dish in meal.
  5.  cooked with the combination of other food.
  6. Fried turnip like potatoes.
  7. Pickled turnip with other vegetables.
  8. sliced and dried turnip. This trick was used by my elders to preserve Turnips and were cooked in off season days.
  9. The important thing make curry of turnip following my recipe. 😍

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