Turnip/Salgam

Turnip/Salgam

Price: ₹ 24.00  


Overview

 

Turnip or salgam is a root vegetable that has a creamy white colour body with a purple top. This vegetable belongs to Brassicaceae family. Although perceived as a European staple, this vegetable is also popular among Indians due its health benefits.

 

Nutritional Profile

 

  • Turnip is an ideal vegetable for those who want to lose weight as it contains almost no fat and is loaded with various nutrients.
  • 100 grams of turnip contains 3% of calcium and 2 grams of fibre. It is also loaded with high amounts of vitamin K.

 

Health Benefits

 

  • Due to the presence of vitamin K, it acts as a blood-clotting agent. So, if you bleed, your blood will clot faster and prevent excessive bleeding.
  • Turnip has contents that help prevent any type of degenerative disease, and also works as anti-cancer agents.

 

Recipes

 

1. Turnip Pancake

Ingredients: 2-3 green chilies, 2 grated turnips, 3 eggs, salt as per taste, ¼ tsp black pepper, ¼ tsp red chili powder, ¼ tsp coriander powder, ¼ tsp ginger, and garlic powder, and 1 sliced onion

 

Cooking Steps: Mix all ingredients together. Take some oil in a pan and add this mixture to the hot oil. Spread the mixture well and cover the pan with lid. Cook it on both sides for 2-3 minutes. Serve this lip-smacking recipe with some ketchup or chutney.

 

2. Turnip Fries

Ingredients: Turnip - 2, 1 ½ tbsp. oil, 2 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp paprika, and salt

 

Cooking steps:  Cut turnip into planks and slice them into small pieces as you do for potato fries. Mix all ingredients and keep them aside for 10 minutes. Deep fry them in a pan. A tasty snack is ready. Eat them with some onion chutney for a better experience.