Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Turnip Greens Masala

Turnip Greens are the leaves of the Turnip, a root-vegetable. I have always made Turnip Dal but this time, wanted something different out of it in our Indian style. Tried it the way Aloe Palak is made and surprisingly, it came out very very delicious than I was expecting. All you need to take care while cooking these greens is to wash the leaves very thoroughly since it carries lot of sand/dust. Turnip Greens are very rich in Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Calcium, Phosphorus and a very good source of Fiber. Leafy veggies as known, are always good. Try this recipe!


1 bunch Turnip Greens - chopped medium
2 medium Aloe/Potato - chopped into medium cubes
4 Green Chillies
1 big Onion chopped thin and long
2 medium Tomatoes - chopped thin
1 small cinnamon stick+2 cloves - powdered
1 tbsp Ginger+Garlic paste
1 tsp Shahjeera
1 tsp Red Chilli powder
1 tsp Garam Masala
Pinch of Turmeric
2 tbsp Butter
Salt to taste
1. Boil the chopped Aloe in slightly salted water until soft and keep aside.
2. Add the chopped Turnip greens, green chillies to Mixi and make a puree of it adding some water as needed.
3. Heat oil in a pan and splutter Shahjeera. Add onion and fry until translucent and then tomatoes. Cook until tomatoes are soft.
4. Add the Ginger-Garlic paste, garam masala, red chilli powder, cinnamon+cloves powder and turmeric. Mix well and add the greens puree. Add salt, close the lid and cook for atleast 15 min on a medium flame and check if it needs to be cooked more. You will understand with it's aroma and also the consistency. 
5. Adjust spices if needed, once cooked. Add boiled Aloe cubes, butter and mix well. Serve hot with Roti/Pulka.
*We welcome your valuable suggestions/comments on this Recipe* I follow the following link for the unit conversions. Hope it will help. The link shows all the unit conversions for cooking

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