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
|Turnips||-||1 cup - diced|
|Shallots||-||8-10 no - sliced|
|Grated Coconut||-||3 tbsp|
|Red Chilly||-||2 no|
|Curry leaves||-||A sprig|
- Peel the skin of the turnips & rinse them thoroughly. Dice into small cubes
- Boil the diced turnips along with salt & turmeric powder (optional). Avoid turmeric powder if you want to retain the yellow color
- In a frying pan, heat oil. Splutter the mustard seeds. Add red chilly & the sliced shallots
- Saute them for a while until they turn slight brown. Add the curry leaves & the boiled turnips. Mix well
- Allow them to become dry. Add the grated coconut & give it a nice stir. Switch off the flame & serve