Chef’s Nectar, “Shalgam/Turnip Masala” 🥰


Most of us knows about the season benefits and know these are good for health, but very few from us those who knows about their actual benefits to our health.Turnips are loaded with fiber and vitamins K, A, C, E, B1, B3, B5, B6, B2 and folate (one of the B vitamins), as well as minerals like manganese, potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium and copper. They are also a good source of phosphorus, omega-3 fatty acids and protein. Other then this what else you need for your health. My best and personal favourite is grilled turnip with fresh basils and dry nuts. Enjoy this dish with butter roti, rice or garlic naan.😋

Ingredients for making the Shalgam Masala😋

  • 2 tablespoons desi ghee/ butter
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • ½ green chili, finely chopped

Spices required

  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon Amchur
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon degi chilli
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ cup canned tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon jaggery
  • 250 gms Diced Turnips
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped green coriander

Method of making the Shalgam masala😋

  1. Heat ghee in the heavy bottomed pan then, add cumin seeds, mustard seeds and bay leaf.
  2. When the cumin seeds brown and and the mustard seeds begin to pop, add the onions and stir-fry for 5 minutes or until the onions becomes translucent.
  3. Add the garlic, ginger, and the spices listed above and stir-fry for 30 seconds. Then add the tomato sauce, jaggery and diced turnips and mixed well.
  4. Cook this proteins full vegetable under the Dum for 10 to 15 minutes and adjust the seasoning and check the consistency.
  5. Served hot garnished with fresh green coriander accompanied with buttered roti, garlic naan or jeera rice.
  6. Enjoy this dish which is full of vitamin and very good seasonal vegetable in northern India, we people some time used to have this vegetable as an salad also. 😋😃

Published by Avtar Singh Rana

A brief about Chef Avtar Singh Rana Chef Avtar Singh Rana a passionate professional celebrity chef having more than 2 decades of experience. A chef who wears different hats, who ranges from the city Delhi is someone who loves interaction and discovery with a vision of always coming up with the best and true perfectionist at his work, he dwells in photography, traveling and of course food. He started his carrier with Taj Group of hotels, in the year 1998 and since then has only achieved milestones and growth immensely his hunger to learn and explore more got him travelling to the middle east, Oman, KSA , multiple times, where he worked for some of the iconic hotels. His talent also brought him recognition from Radisson, Starwood and Accor, where he was responsible for the preopening of the hotels. An individual who leads by the examples and has the knack of grasping quickly and extend warm hospitality.

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