February 28, 2010

Turnip stir-fry

Here is a very simple and quick turnip recipe. I used the basic recipe that we use for potato. Turnips are a good replacement because of their nutritious value and ease with which they can be prepared. Turnip is a low carb root vegetable that gives the feel of a potato.They have lots of Vitamin C and a great alternative for potato.

Turnips don't smell great, just like radish does. To prepare, peel them like you would do a potato. If they are young, just scrape them with a knife. Turnips are usually best when used to make broth, especially while making chicken broth, they absorb a lot of fat in the dish.

Now coming back to the stir fry, I was very much pleased with how it turned out and goes very well with bread too. So there you have it. A good alternative for potatoes and you dont have to worry about the extra carbs. Try this low carb potato substitute and your waistline will thank you.

2 tbsp oil
3 clove
3 elaichi
1/2 tbsp ginger,crushed
1 tbsp garlic,crushed
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 cup onions,chopped
2 medium size tomato,chopped
1 cup turnip,peeled and chopping in square shapes
1 cup water
salt,to taste
coriander leaves,for garnish

1.Heat oil in a pan.Add clove,elaichi and cook for a minute and add ginger,garlic and onions.Cook until soft.
2.Add tomato,turmeric and chili powder.Cook on simmer for 10 minutes or until oil separates and the raw shell of tomato is gone.
3.Add chopped turnip,garam masala and stir in the water,close and cook for 10 minutes.
4.Finally add salt and garnish with coriander leaves.Serve hot as a side dish.

NOTE:Best had with Veg Pulav or Bread.

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