(Sweet and Sour Turnip/Rutabaga)

I don't remember having this in India, and as usual every week I pick up something new to try from the grocery store and this time it was Rutabaga, did a Google search only to pleasantly realize that its nothing but a turnip or shalgum and is widely used in Indian cooking. I saw many recipes for it but then my Punjabi neighbour aunt told me this recipe to have with puris and we loved it. Now we have a new addition to our menu and so many recipes to try.

1 cup shalgum, cut into small cubes
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup pureed tomato
1 inch ginger, grated
1/2 cup curds
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste
coriander leaves for garnish


  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pressure cooker. Add the onions and cook till they are translucent.
  2. Add coriander powder, red chili powder and turmeric powder. Cook for a minute.
  3. Add ginger and tomatoes and cook till the oil separates.
  4. Beat the curds well and add it to the pressure cooker.
  5. Add the shalgum, salt and 1/2 cup water.
  6. Give 2 whistles. Let the pressure release.
  7. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with puris or roti.


TS said...

Simply lovely....i'll try it with puris too,thanks.


Divya Vikram said...

Havent tried this..New to me..Will try it next time I get them

Dhivya said...

mouthwatering one:))looks so tempting

Cham said...

Love this curry, Should be great with roti and rice

ranji said...

this dish is new to me...looks yummy!!!

ANJALI J. said...

nice picture and the color of the dish looks so good :)

Sandeepa said...

Looks really good, anything with poori is great

Uma said...

lovely recipe. looks so good.

Pravs said...

Nice color for the curry. Nice pic too.

sashree said...

hi medhaa,i did dat nearly twice or thrice...but no updates from dat side....by da way recipe is good n unusual

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Siri said...

yummy looking dish Medhaa!


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