Saturday, July 11, 2015

Salgam Song - Turnips Curry

I spotted some fresh turnips/salgams at our farmers market. I decided to make "Saung". Traditionally, saung uses potatoes. I replaced them with turnips. This curry tasted delicious.

Salgam Song
Turnip Curry
3-4 medium turnips, peeled, cut into chunks
1 medium onion, roughly chopped
Salt to taste
1 tbsp coconut oil or any other oil of preference

Grind to a coarse paste
5-6 byadgi chilies, roasted in a drop of coconut oil
1 tbsp tamarind pulp

1. Heat oil. Saute onion till golden brown. Do not let it burn.
2. Add turnip pieces, stir. Cover with a lid. Pour water on the lid. Let it cook.
2. Add ground masala paste. Saute for 1 minute.
3. Add 1/2 cup water. add salt to taste.
4. Bring to boil.
5. Let it simmer. This is a thick curry. Adjust consistency per your own preference.
Note -
1. The coconut oil gives a unique and authentic flavor. However, if you are bothered by the saturated fat contents in the coconut oil, you can use canola or olive oil. and then add a few drops of coconut oil for flavor.
2. Instead of grinding the masala, sometimes, I just mix chili powder and tamarind pulp for a quick fix.


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