Shalgam Ka Bharta । Spicy Mashed Turnip Recipe shalgam-bharta
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Recipe type: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • Turnips - 4 (300 gms )
  • Tomatoes - 2 (200 gms)
  • Green chilies - 2
  • Green peas - ½ cup
  • Green coriander - 2 to 3 tbsp (finely chopped )
  • oil - 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Asafoetida - ½ pinch
  • Cumin seeds - ½ tsp
  • Ginger paste - 1 tsp
  • Lemon - ½
  • Turmeric powder - ¼ tsp
  • Coriander powder - ¼ tsp
  • Red chili powder - ½ tsp
  • Garam masala - ¼ tsp
  • Sugar - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp or to taste
Instructions
  1. Take 4 turnip washed and dried. Chop off its head.Peel it then cut into ½ by ½ inch piece.Put it in a bowl of water and wash.
  2. Put cooker to heat add 2 tsp oil in it. When hot, Reduce flame, Add cumin seeds, asafoetida,ginger paste,turmeric powder,coriander powder. Slightly roast it.
  3. Add the turnip to it, red chili powder,salt add ¼ cup water to it. Mix it. Close the lid of cooker. Increase the flame. Cook the turnip till a single whistle. after whistle,reduce the flame.Let the turnip boil on low flame for 5 minutes.
  4. To make masala for the bharta, Add 1 tbsp oil to the pan and let it heat.Then add cumin seeds, turmeric powder,coriander powder,ginger paste, slightly roast spices. Also add tomato green chili paste.Keep flame medium.Add red chili powder to the masala.
  5. Stir and roast well till oil separates. Meanwhile turnips in cooker are boiled as well. Wait till pressure escapes. Roast the masala till then.Add ½ cup green peas,to masala. Cover and cook it on medium flame for 3 minutes.Check if tender. Add 1 tsp sugar (optional). Add salt.
  6. Open lid of cooker, mash well. mix it to the masala,Take ¼ tsp garam masala add it.Add a little green coriander.Mix all ingredients well.Cover and cook it for 2 to 3 minutes. Keep medium flame.
  7. After 3 minutes bharta is ready, add ½ tsp lemon juice to it. Mix it. Take it out in a bowl.
  8. Mouth drooling Turnip bharta is ready, Garnish with green coriander.Serve it with chapati,paratha ,naan or rice.It is sufficient for 3 to 4 members.
Recipe by Indian Good Food at http://indiangoodfood.com/3034-shalgam-ka-bharta.html