Gurwaale Shalgam

Gurwaale Shalgam

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 25 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Main Course

Type: Indian

Sweet and sour turnips


  • Turnips (shalgam), diced 1 cup
  • Jaggery (gur), grated 2 tsps
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric powder 1 tsp
  • Sunflower oil 1 tbsp
  • Ginger, chopped 2 tsps
  • Onion, finely chopped ¼ cup
  • Red chilli powder ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder ½ tsp
  • Cumin powder ½ tsp
  • Lemon juice 1 tbsp
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped 1 tbsp


  • Boil 2 cups water in a deep non-stick pan, add salt and turmeric powder and mix. Add turnips and cook till tender. Drain water and mash the turnips.
  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add ginger and onions and saute till golden. Add ¼ cup water and mix well.
  • Add salt and boiled turnips and mix well. Add red chilli powder, coriander powder and cumin powder and mix well. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add jaggery and ¼ cup water. Mix till jaggery dissolves completely.
  • Add lemon juice and mix and turn off heat.
  • Transfer into a serving dish, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.