Curried Turnips

Once you’ve tried these spicy turnips, you’ll be hooked. 


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium-sized onion, thinly sliced
  • 3/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 pounds turnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes


In large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. When hot, sauté onion until golden, 5 to 8 minutes. Stir in turmeric, ginger, coriander, cayenne, salt, pepper and garam masala, and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add yogurt and cook 1 minute more.  Stir in turnips, turning to coat evenly with yogurt mixture. Cover skillet, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook turnips until tender, about 30 minutes. Add 1 tablespoon water, if necessary, to keep them moist.


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