Shalgam Ki Sabji: Best Way To Cook Turnip [Winter Special]

Shalini Thakur

Shalini Thakur
Oct 2022

2 min read
shalgam ki sabji

Cooking Time

15 minutes

Total Time

20 Minutes

  • Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander Leaves - 2 tsp (chopped)
  • Turnip - 4 (300 gms)
  • Mustard Oil - 1 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida - 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Tomato Puree - 1 Tsp
  • Salt As Per Taste
  • Knock knock! Who’s there? Winter season, and so is the winter vegetable. Turnip or commonly known as Shalgam in Hindi is a very famous fall and winter vegetable. So here is a delicious “shalgam ki sabji” the best way to add this winter goodness to your diet. This white and purple round-shaped vegetable might not be common and famous in your vegetable list. Still, it is loaded with health benefits, and adding it to your grocery shopping list will only be a healthy bonus!

    So, here is the best way to prepare white turnips:

    How To Make Shalgam Ki Sabji At Home?

    • Firstly, take turnips or shalgam, peel them, and cut them in half.
    • Secondly, add 1 tsp mustard oil in a cooker, add cumin seeds, asafoetida, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, and coriander powder, and gently roast it. 
    • Also, add tomato puree and salt to the masala. Let it cook until the oil separates.
    • In addition to that, add chopped turnip, red chili powder, and salt, and add 1/4 cup water to it.
    • Mix it well and let it cook till about one whistle.
    • In the end, sprinkle some garam masala and coriander leaves and let it cook for 2 minutes.
    • Finally, your shalgam sabji is ready. Also, it can be a great meal if you are following diet plan for weight loss.


    • However, this turnip sabji is sufficient for 4 people.
    • You can also replace oil with ghee for better flavor.

    Benefits Of Turnip/Shalgam

    • This winter vegetable is known for its nutrition, here is what you need to know why:
    • Shalgam vegetable however is a vitamin C rich food required for the overall smooth functioning of the body.
    • White turnip also contains the component choline, this nutrient helps in better sleep and in muscle movement.
    • Turnip greens also known as shalgam are a great source of copper, manganese, vitamin K, and vitamin A. 
    • Also, the roots of white turnips and the leaves are both excellent sources of fiber.

    Nutritional Value Of Shalgam Ki Sabji

    NutrientsValue Per Serving 
    Calories81.45 kcal
    Protein3.3 g
    Fat1.93 g

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is shalgam in English called?

    Shalgam. is known as turnip in English.

    What is Turnip?

    Vegetable. Turnip is a round-shaped root vegetable, purple at the top and white at the bottom. It is crunchy, a bit sweet, and pepper-like in taste.

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