Thursday, 12 September 2013

Turnip Stir fry | Noolkol Poriyal | Madhuramullangi Thoran

Turnips & Shallots stir-fried & served with coconut dressing




Turnips, I seriously am not sure what they are called in Tamil or Malayalam or any other Indian language for that matter :D When I asked my mom she said, 'It's Nukal na??' But somewhere else I read Nookal is actually called 'Kohlrabi' in English & it means German Turnip. When I asked my fellow bloggers in FB, Sangeetha, Nithya & Princy also told me it's Madhuramullangi in Malayalam & Nookal in Tamil. Anyways, the turnips that I got here does not exactly resemble the one that we get in India. This is white in color & does not have those antennae-like shoots from the bulb. Rather the bulbs are smooth & round and they have the leafy extensions from the top of the bulb (like in carrots). 

So putting aside the confusion on the name, I went ahead & prepared it just like how mom makes the Nukal poriyal. It tasted almost the same as the original Nukal that we get back in India. So do not hesitate to try them out as they are very low in calories & also rich in Vitamin C & dietary fiber. Moreover it is a very easy & simple recipe to prepare. 




Recipe Source: Ma

I Took: 30 minutes

Serves: 3-4 persons


I Used:

Turnips - 1 cup - diced
Shallots - 8-10 no - sliced
Grated Coconut - 3 tbsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Red Chilly - 2 no
Curry leaves - A sprig
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt - As Needed


The Way:

  1. Peel the skin of the turnips & rinse them thoroughly. Dice into small cubes
  2. Boil the diced turnips along with salt & turmeric powder (optional). Avoid turmeric powder if you want to retain the yellow color 
  3. In a frying pan, heat oil. Splutter the mustard seeds. Add red chilly & the sliced shallots
  4. Saute them for a while until they turn slight brown. Add the curry leaves & the boiled turnips. Mix well
  5. Allow them to become dry. Add the grated coconut & give it a nice stir. Switch off the flame & serve
Cheers,
Chitz

38 comments:

  1. You have made a boring turnip look so yummy. I am not an ardent eater of turnips but would surely love to make this poriyal. Well clicked :)

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  2. delicious turnip poriyal. Yummy!

    today's psot:
    http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/09/corn-peas-tikki.html

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  3. seriously... i'm learning the names of vegetables in malayalam thanks to all of you around... :D this looks yumm...

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  4. yummy and delicious poriyal.. never tried turnip before...

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  5. a simple and healthy stir-fry.. i follow a different version..

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  6. Una ricetta deliziosa, complimenti!!!

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  7. looks so yummy.. Very healthy stir fry

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  8. Love to add carrot with turnips, never cooked turnips alone.. Delicious stir fry.

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  9. I love turnip now more then any root vegetables, so versatile, love this dish.

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  10. So yummly and deliciously made vegetarian dish Love this dear.....

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  11. Suppose its another variety from the same family. Well, looks like the texture resembles the local ones I use and surely, the simplicity of the dish is so alive and perfect.

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  12. Its a yummy and quick veggie. surely will feature out tables soon. By the way its called navalkol in Kannada and Marathi, Naab or Gadda in Konkani if I am not mistaken shalgam in Hindi.

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  13. Wonderfully made turnip stir fry !

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  14. easy and healthy stir fry...I use to grate the turnips for stir fry instead of chopping..

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  15. This is healthy but i never tasted it! Also its nootkol!

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  16. Chitz I love the first pic it has nice warm feeling.
    awesome poriyal.
    I guess u can post the turnip pic here and let readers call it any name :))

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    1. Hehe, I too thought that after I sat down to write the post Meena. But sadly, I didn't click the pics. Maybe next time when I buy them, will do that & update the post :)

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  17. This is interesting recipe...need to try it out sometime... i m sure it tastes superb....

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  18. Noolkol poriyal looks tempting.. i really love the way you have arranged shallots and green leaves in your picture. nice clicks..

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  19. very healthy and yummy noolkol love it...

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    1. I agree to you Priya. Actually, I made this yesterday for my kids and they really loved this dish especially the shallots. I will make this again tomorrow for their mid night snacks.

      Easy Stir Fry

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  20. Trunip poriyal looks delicious.

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  21. healthy curry, inviting clicks as well...

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  22. really delicious..feel like tasting it :)

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    1. oh forgot to mention,we call it 'Nokol' in Sri Lanka

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  23. Love that first click Chitra. That's so good :) I didn't know the Mal name of turnips either! Come to think of it, that's curious!

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  24. Nice poriyal ! love the clicks !

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  25. Looks Delicious and easy to cook. We call it Mullangi in tamil & in Sinhala Nookal :)

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  26. Happie happie onam sweetie !!! Me too have got confused with the turnip thingy many a times, that ..to be on the safer side..i dont buy it :P :P ..lol...

    Latest post on pick quicks -
    The sound of music..sooths..

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    1. Thanks a lot Sona & wish u the same :)

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  27. Thanks a lot everyone for your fabulous comments & insights :)

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  28. Love the idea of using turnip in stir frys!

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  29. Thanks for sharing your Mom's great recipe.. Turnip stir fry looks yummy and delicious Chitz :-)

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