Mashed turnip with cumin, ginger and chillies


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Appears in

The Complete Indian Regional Cookbook: 300 Classic Recipes from the Great Regions of India

The Complete Indian Regional Cookbook

By Mridula Baljekar

Published 2017

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Turnips are very low in calories and they provide plenty of dietary fibre. Shalgam Ka Bharta is a quick recipe for which you can roast and mash the turnips in advance and spice them up just before serving. It has amazing depth of flavour and can be eaten as a simple vegetarian meal or with meat and poultry dishes.


  • 675 g/lb turnips
  • 60 ml/4 t


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°/400°/Gas 6. Peel the turnips and cut them into 2.5cm/1 in cubes. (See also Cook’s Tip)