Turnip Curry

Turnip Curry

5 from 3 votes
This is a must-try turnip curry recipe if you've never had one before! Turnip curry is a flavour-packed dish made with fresh turnip cubes and aromatic herbs and spices that is sure to please your guests.

Here’s a fantastic vegan curry that’s full of aromatic ingredients. If you don’t like turnips but want to incorporate them into your diet due to their nutritious worth, this is a curry that should not be overlooked.

You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for a delicious and simple way to eat turnips. Turnip curry recipe (also known as shalgam ki sabzi) may be your next fantastic selection if you’re running out of unusual vegetables to try!

Turnips, which are often ignored in the vegetable section, are high in vitamins and minerals and low in calories and carbohydrates. Turnip curry is a flavour-packed dish made with fresh turnip cubes and aromatic herbs and spices that is sure to please your guests.

This is a must-try turnip curry recipe if you’ve never had one before! I’m constantly thinking of new ways to incorporate turnips into my menu. Turnips are low in calories and carbs, making them an excellent addition to a healthy diet.

Some people prefer to puree the cooked turnips, but I enjoy the soft texture of cooked turnips. I do mash the turnips a little but not completely.

This turnip curry recipe can save the day if you’ve had trouble persuading your family to eat turnips. And if you’re still not convinced that turnips can be delicious, this shalgam recipe will convince you otherwise.

When I was a child, I never liked eating turnips. My parents told me that turnips were healthy but I just was not keen on them. However, I try to eat them as much as I can now.

Shalgam ki sabzi, or turnip curry, is a regular in our house. This light and tasty curry is one of our favourites, and it goes great with roti or simple paratha.

The shalgam ki sabji recipe is effortless and only requires a few ingredients. Shalgam ki sabzi is a Punjabi dish that originated in northern India.

Are turnips good for you?

Turnips are a type of cruciferous vegetable that has numerous health benefits. They have a high nutritional profile, and bioactive substances including glucosinolates may help with blood sugar regulation, microbial protection, and anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory benefits.

How many calories are in a turnip?

Turnips are known for their high vitamin content and low-calorie density, making them an excellent addition to your healthy eating plan. One medium turnip contains approximately 34 calories, 4g of fiber, and 1g of protein when cooked. It also provides over half of your daily vitamin C intake.

Where do turnips come from?

Turnips are a robust biennial plant in the mustard family (Brassicaceae) that is grown for its fleshy roots and soft growth tips. Turnips are grown across the temperate zone and are assumed to have originated in central and eastern Asia.

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Turnip Curry (Shalgam Recipe)

by Nabeela Kauser
This is a must-try turnip curry recipe if you've never had one before! Turnip curry is a flavour-packed dish made with fresh turnip cubes and aromatic herbs and spices that is sure to please your guests.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 206 kcal



  • Add the oil and heat it up on medium heat
  • Once the oil is hot, add the chopped onions and cook for 4-5 minutes until they are softened
  • Add the ginger and garlic paste and cook for 1-2 minutes
  • Then add the tomatoes and cook for 3-4 minutes on medium heat
  • When the tomatoes are softened, you can add the salt, green chillies, chilli powder, turmeric, and cumin powder
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes and then add 3 tbsp water
  • Make sure to cook until the oil separates, this can take a few minutes
  • Once the oil has separated, add the peeled and chopped turnips (shalgam)
  • Make sure to mix the turnips properly with the spices
  • Cover and cook on low medium heat for approximately 30 minutes
  • Make sure to stir occasionally so the curry doesn't stick to the pan 
  • Once the curry is done, mash the turnips until you have reached your desired consistency
  • Add the coriander and mix into the curry
  • Your delicious turnip curry is ready, serve with homemade naan or chapatti!



Calories: 206kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 3gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.05gSodium: 801mgPotassium: 696mgFiber: 6gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 729IUVitamin C: 65mgCalcium: 94mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Curry, Recipe, Shalgam, Turnip
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5 months ago

5 stars
Could you make this with a pre-made curry paste

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