Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Rajma with Turnip

I am not a big fan of Turnip. Had not eaten till my MIL made it for us one day. She prepared a south indian poriyal (thoran) with it. Since then, I have been trying to find a recipe that I can eat the vegetable and not really taste it :-)

This recipe worked for me. It tastes mostly like Rajma masala. I sometimes add potatoes or spinach to my Rajma to include vegetable along with the dal. This proved as a great alternative as it is a watery vegetable.


Turnip 2
Rajma 1 cup
Onion 1 big chopped
Tomato 2 ( i wanted to use 4, had only 2)
Ginger 1 inch piece
Rajma Masala 4 tsp
Cumin/Jeera 1 tsp
Fennel Seeds/Suanf 1 tsp
Turmeric 1/2 tsp

Oil and salt to taste

Method of Preparation

1. Soak the Rajma (Kidney beans) overnight and cook in a pressure cooker.

2. Cut the turnip into small pieces (approx same size as rakma). Heat a little water and add the turnip. Cook till it starts to cook. Switch off and drain water.

3. In a pan, heat some oil. Add the cumin and saunf. When it sizzles, add the onion and ginger. Cook till the onion starts to brown.

4. Add tomatoes and cook till it well done.

5. Add turmeric powder, rajma masala and salt. Mix well and cook for a couple more minutes.

6. Add the rajma, cooked turnip and mix well. Add a little water if required. Simmer for 5-10 minutes.

Serve with rotis or with rice. We enjoyed it.. Do give it a shot even if you are not a fan of Turnip.

Sending this to Kaveri's event SYF HWS Series - Fennel Seeds - (event by Anu)


  1. Interesting combo..looks delicious

  2. Interesting combo...thanks for this healthy n yummy preparation!
    Spicy Treats

  3. Simply loved the addition of turnips with rajma,excellent and interesting combo.

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  5. A very interesting combo with nice flavors.
    You could link it to the event at my space.

    SYF & HWS - Fennel Seeds