Prep time: 11 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Serves: 2 people

Calories: 91

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An easy cooking recipe which is sweet, homestyle turnips with the mild flavours of ginger and fresh coriander.


  • 3 turnips, diced, about 400g
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped onion (about 1 small onion)
  • 2 green chilies, broken in half
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili, ground
  • 3 tablespoons chopped coriander stems
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • chopped coriander for garnish (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Click here to buy



  1.  Heat oil in a wok or frying pan on medium heat. When hot, add ginger and allow to sizzle for 1 minute. Add onions and stir. Allow onions to cook until they are translucent and start turning golden on edges, about 2 minutes. Add diced turnips, green chilies,  salt, turmeric, ground red chili, and coriander stems to the pan. Stir-fry for 2 minutes.
  2.  Add the water, lower heat to simmer, and cover. Allow to cook for 12-14 minutes covered, stirring occasionally, until tender.
  3.  Uncover; add sugar and cook for another 4 minutes, ensuring turnips are tender.
  4.  Garnish with coriander leaves, serve hot with naan, chapatti or rice.


Critical Ingredients:

If green chilies are unavailable, you can just use chili powder as in the recipe, and drop the chilies. However, the chilies do add flavor to the turnips.

Punjabi Turnips


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