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shalgum ka bharta recipe
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Shalgam Ka Bharta, Spicy Turnip Mash

Shalgam ka bharta- simple and delicious mashed turnip- a Punjabi specialty
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Punjabi Cuisine
Keyword: Bharta, shalgum, shalgum bharta, turnip
Servings: 5 person
Author: Anjana Chaturvedi


  • 700 gms Turnip / Shalgum 4 medium
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli powder / Laal mirch powder
  • 1/3 tsp Turmeric Powder / Haldi Powder
  • 3 tsp Sugar / Chini
  • 2 tsp Mango Powder / Amchoor Powder
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup Green Peas / Hari Matar
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Coriander / Cilantro / Hara Dhaniya chopped


  • 3.5 tbsp Cooking oil or ghee
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds / Sabut Jeera
  • pinch Asafoetida / Hing powder
  • 2 Green Chillies / Hari Mirch chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger / Adrak chopped
  • 3 medium Tomato / Tamatar chopped


  • Peel and wash turnip and Tthen chop into small cubes.
  • Add the chopped turnip,1 tsp oil,1/2 tsp salt, red chili powder and 1/4 cup water and pressure cook on medium heat for 3-4 whistles or till turnip become soft.
  • When the cooker cool down then open it and remove the excess water and mash the turnip with a laddle to make a puree.
  • Heat oil in a pan and add 3 tbsp cooking oil and cumin seeds ,when cumin start crackling add asafoetida.
  • Now add ginger, green chilies, 1/2 tsp salt and the chopped tomatoes.mix and cover the pan with a lid and cook till tomatoes become soft nd start releasing the oil from the sides.
  • Now add the mashed turnips,sugar ,boiled or frozen peas, mango powder and mix well.
  • Cover and cook for 5 minutes or cook till it thickens .
  • Now add chopped coriander and serve hot with roti,paratha or rice.


  1. you can use lemon juice instead of mango powder.