Friday, February 18, 2011

Shaljam Chicken Curry ( Turnips With Chicken )

Shaljam Chicken Curry ( Turnips With Chicken )

* Prep. Time : 15 minutes
* Cook Time : 35 - 40 minutes
* Serves : 4

Ingredients :
  • 250 gm. chicken
  • 500g turnips ( shaljam )
  • 1 medium onion, peeled & sliced
  • 125 gm. tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp. ginger & garlic paste
  • 1 to 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 to 2 tsp. red chillies powder
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1/4 tsp. gram masala powder
  • 2 green chilies, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp. coriander leaves, finely chopped 

    Method :
    • Peel the turnips and cut them into thin slices.
    • Combine all ingredients ( except last 3 ingredients ) in a heavy based pot.
    • Cook for 25 - 30 minutes, or until the chicken is tender and the turnips have become very soft & mushy.
    • Mash the cooked turnips with the back of a ladle whilst stirring on medium high heat so that it is slightly mashed and curry leaves the oil.
    • Sprinkle garam masala, green chillies & coriander leaves.
    • Serve hot with Chapati / Naan / Paratha / plain boiled rice.
      Thank you for stopping by! Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!


      1. Adding turnip to chicken is new to me but it looks delicious...

      2. Thanks for stopping at my scape Ambreen. You have some really good recipes I would like to try out. Following you now.

      3. Chicken looks yummy and delicious. Very colorful as well.

        Hamaree Rasoi

      4. sounds delicious !!! must have been taste great !!!

      5. Woww very new dish for me,never tried adding turnips with chicken,thanks for sharing this curry..

      6. The curry looks fantastic. Superb!!! :)

      7. healthy and delicious combination
        lovely chicken curry

      8. yummy looking chicken recipe........

      9. Thnx! Ambreen for dropping by.. Turnip and chicken looks and unusual combination.. Will try this out..

      10. Hey Ambreen, I love Pakistani food! I have some lovely friends from Pakistan too :) This chicken curry looks yummy! I'm gonna follow your blog :)

      11. Thanks Kanan for your nice words about my blog.

        Thank you Cook from Doha for liking it :)

        Thanks Sunanda for your lovely comment and hope you will try it someday!

        Thank you Plateful for stopping by and for your nice words. Glad to know that you like Pakistani food. Welcome and keep visiting :)

      12. Hello Ambreen, thanks for stopping by my space. This chicken with Turnip is new to me, but looks delicious... Am yet to explore your space for all those lovely Pakistani recipes. :-)

      13. Thanks for the visit and for your nice words. Hope you enjoy these Pakistani recipes :)

      14. I made this recipe tonight and it was quite good! First time in my life that I ever ate turnips:)

        1. Thank you for trying it out, glad to hear that you liked it :)


      Thank you for visiting and brightening my day with your sweet comments. I try my best to respond to your comments ASAP, though it might take some time to get back to you.

      Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory)

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