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Shalgam sabzi in a katori.

Shalgam Sabzi

Shilpa Joshi
Shalgam sabzi is a delicious, easy Indian turnip recipe cooked in 20 minutes.  It has delicious flavor using tomatoes, onions, garlic and a few commonly used Indian spices.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 99 kcal


  • Non stick pan


  • 2 turnips chopped: 2¼ cups, 300g
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds jeera
  • ¼ tsp asafetida hing
  • ½ cup onions 65g
  • 2 cloves garlic 7g, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin coriander powder dhana jeeru blend
  • ¼ tsp red chilli powder lal mirch
  • ¼ cup crushed tomatoes
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • ½ tsp salt adjust to preference
  • ¼ tsp sugar
  • 6 tbsp water


  • Heat oil on medium-high in pan. Add cumin seeds. Let cook and begin to sizzle (takes about 2-3 minutes). Then add asafetida (hing).
    Tadka in a non-stick pan.
  • Add onions to pan. Let cook 2 minutes. Add in chopped garlic.
    Onions and garlic added to tadka.
  • Add turnips, salt and turmeric. Mix.
    Turnips and spices mixed in pan.
  • Turn gas between low-medium. Add 6 tbsp water. Cover and cook 5 minutes. Checking to mix 1-2 times in between (especially if you aren't using a non-stick pan).
    Covered pot on stove.
  • Turnips should be fork tender. Add remaining spices and crushed tomatoes. Mix well.
    Spices added to turnips.
  • Let cook 2 more minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.
    Crushed tomatoes aadded to pan and mixed.


Calories: 99kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 355mgPotassium: 206mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 40IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 37mgIron: 1mg
Keyword indian turnip recipe, shalgam, shalgam recipe, turnip curry
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