July 11, 2017

Noolkool Kurma | Turnip in Coconut Gravy !!


Easy, delicious and unique preparation using turnip.  Spicy coconut paste is prepared as a base for this recipe.  If the turnips are tender, we can use them with skin.  Serve them with rice or rotis.


Ingredients :

  1. Turnip - 2 medium sized
  2. Oil - 1 tbsp
  3. Cinnamon stick - 1" inch
  4. Cloves - 3 nos
  5. Cardamom - 2 nos
  6. Bay leaf - 1 no
  7. Onion - 1 large sized
  8. Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
  9. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  10. Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
  11. Tamarind extract - 1/2 tsp
  12. Chilly powder - 1 tsp
  13. Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
  14. Poppy seeds - 1 tsp (soaked in water for 5 mins)
  15. Cashew nuts - 5 nos
  16. Salt to taste
  17. Coriander leaves for garnishing
  18. Mint leaves

Method :

1.  Peel off the turnip skin and cut them in cubes.  


2.  Prepare the spice paste by grinding together grated coconut, chilly powder, coriander powder, poppy seeds, cashew nuts, salt and tamarind extract to a smooth paste.  (Adding water if necessary)


3.  Heat oil in the pressure cooker, add cinnamon stick, cloves, cardamom, bay leaf and finely chopped onion.  Saute till tender.

4.  Add ginger garlic paste and turmeric powder.  Saute.


5.  Add chopped turnips and saute for few mins.

6.  Add spice paste and required water.  Adjust the salt.  Pressure cook them till done.  (I cook them for 2 whistles)

7.  Finally, garnish it with finely chopped mint leaves and coriander leaves.


Serve with rice / rotis.


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