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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Shalgam - Methi Ki Subzi ~ Turnip - Fenugreek Greens Curry

I wanted to pair methi with another vegetable in a subzi dish, without taking the limelight away from this strong flavored greens. Turnip lying in my refrigerator sounded like an apt choice and I prepared this yummy subzi  along the lines of aloo methi. The mild turnip mellows down the strong flavor of methi / fenugreek greens slightly and would be a great substitute here if you want to cut down on potato. This would be a great side dish for rotis / parathas / pooris.

1 tbsp. oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp ginger, finely chopped
1 onions, finely chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1 small turnip, peeled and cubed
1 bunch of of methi leaves
1/4 tsp turmeric powder / fenugreek greens
Chili powder to taste (I used about 3/4 tsp, spicy variety.)
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp amchur powder / dried mango powder
Salt to taste

* Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. When they turn brown and sizzle, add ginger and fry until golden brown.
* Next add and fry onions until lightly brown. Add tomatoes next and cook until mushy.
* Add turnip, cover and cook until is turnip almost done, stirring occasionally.
* Then add all the dry spices and salt. Mix and then add methi leaves. Cover and cook until the rawness of methi leaves is gone.
* Serve warm with rotis / pooris.

This goes to Blogging Marathon #50, under the theme of "Methi Dishes". Check the link to find out what other marathoners are cooking.



Varadas Kitchen said...

Very innovative. Nice combination.

Priya Suresh said...

Never tried this combo, turnip side dish with fenugreek leaves looks ultimate and delicious.

vaishali sabnani said...

Wow bookmarking right away. We make turnips but i am sure the family would like these with methi,

A Kamalika Krishmy said...

New combo and packed with fiber...

Sarita said...

Methi dish looks great. Nicely done.

Annu Swamy said...

A good idea using shalgam in the veggie! The pungency of it would offset methi's bitterness well!

Srivalli said...

Must have been such a delicious side dish...methi as such might be bitter, when added with something, it surely tastes so wonderful!..

Harini-Jaya R said...

Sounds tasty. I have not cooked turnip at all. I shall have to try this out.

Padmajha PJ said...

Nice veggie to go with fenugreek!!!

Pavani N said...

That sure is a delicious combination. I feel methi blends well with most other veggies.

sneha datar said...

A good combination, must try this next time I cook this vegetable.