Gaajar-shalgam ki sookhi subzi

Root vegetables like carrots and turnips are in season. These can be eaten raw or cooked as a delicious vegetable.

Gaajar-shalgam ki sookhi subzi

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Root vegetables like carrots and turnips are in season. These can be eaten raw or cooked as a delicious vegetable.

Turnip is one of such vegetable that definitely needs to be a part of our diet. Consumption of turnips help to regulate metabolism, improve blood circulation and digestion, reduce inflammation, strengthen immune system and bones and protect cardiovascular health. Carrots are also best known for being rich in beta carotene, a compound that may reduce heart disease and certain types of cancer and vitamin A, which bolsters bone growth and tooth development. Nothing says healthy winter food more than these root vegetables.

Its cold outside, enjoy preparing and relishing sizzling hot gajar-shalgam ki subzi with an authentic aroma of fresh green coriander leaves.


Serves: 4

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes


Turnips 6 (big)

Carrots 2 (big)

Fresh coriander leaves 100 grams

Green chillies 2

Tomatoes 3 (large)

Salt to taste

Turmeric powder ½ tsp

Red chilli powder 1 tsp

Coriander powder 1 tsp

Garam masala ½ tsp

Amchoor powder 2/3 tsp

Hing powder a pinch

Cumin seeds 1 tsp

Pure ghee 1 tbsp

Mustard oil 3 tbsp


Peel off carrots and turnips. Wash thoroughly. Cut in small cubes.

Give them a whistle on high flame in a pressure cooker adding salt and turmeric powder. Do not add water as the vegetables will leave their own water while getting boiled with salt and turmeric powder.

Chop tomatoes, coriander leaves and green chillies finely after washing them thoroughly.

Heat mustard oil in a pan.

Add half teaspoon of cumin seeds and hing powder.

When cumin seeds start to crackle, add chopped tomatoes. Cook till tender.

Add boiled turnips and carrots along with the water these vegetables left in cooker after being boiled. Give a good stir.

Let it cook on medium flame till all water dries away.

Add red chilli powder and coriander powder.

Mix well stirring occasionally on low flame.

After few minutes turn off flame and add garam masala, amchoor powder and green coriander leaves.

Mix well.

Serve hot garnishing with a tadka of pure ghee and remaining cumin seeds on top.

It is a popular winter veggie. You can enjoy it with gehoon (wheat) ki roti or makke (corn) ki roti.