Shalgam Masala

Shalgam Masala

Prep: 10 minutes

Cook: 15 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Main Course

Type: North Indian

Key Ingredients:

The North Indians love turnips and cook it in different ways


  • Medium turnips (shalgam), peeled and sliced 2
  • Sunflower oil 1½ tsps
  • Garlic, minced ½ tbsp
  • Ginger, cut into thin strips ¼ tbsp
  • Green chilli, chopped 1
  • Medium onion, sliced 1
  • Turmeric powder ½ tsp
  • Roasted cumin powder ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder ½ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Medium tomato, chopped 1
  • Jaggery, grated 1 tbsp
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped 1 tbsp


  • Heat oil in a non-stick pan, add garlic and ginger and saute for 1 minute. Add green chilli and onion and saute till onion turns translucent.
  • Add turmeric powder, cumin powder, coriander powder and salt and mix well and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Add tomato and turnips and mix well. Add ½ cup water and mix well. Add jaggery and mix well.
  • Cover and cook till turnips are done.
  • Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.