Turnip Kurma | Noolkol Kurma | Turnip Curry

Noolkol Kurma

I love this Turnip Curry for so many reasons. It tastes very good easy to make, goes well with rice as well as Rotis. I never knew with Turnip you could make a tasty curry. I always make subsiz but this time, I wanted to try Turnip Curry. Voila, it came out very well. I guess the same curry would go well when made with cauliflower too but I have not tried yet. Will let you know soon how it comes. Meantime, try out this yummy Turnip Curry and enjoy with Rotis or Rice.

Noolkol Kurma


Preparation Time. 20 minutes
Cooking Time. 30 minutes
Recipe Reference. http://www.ezcookbook.net
Recipe Cuisine. Indian
Serves. 3

Noolkol Kurma


Roughly chopped turnip (noolkol) – 3
Channa dal (kadalai paruppu) – 2 tablespoons
Onion shallots (chinna vengayam) – 5 numbers
Red chilli powder (milaga thool) – 1 and 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander powder (kothamalli thool) – 2 teaspoons
Turmeric powder (manjal thool) – 1/4 teaspoon
Curry leaves (karuvepillai) – 1 sprig
Salt – as desired
Oil – 1 tbsp

To fry and grind

Cumin seeds (jeera) -1 teaspoon
Chopped ginger (enji) -1 tablespoon
Chopped garlic -1 tablespoon
Fennel seeds (sombu) – 1 teaspoon
Poppy seeds (kasa kasa) – 2 teaspoons
Grated coconut – 2 tablespoons

To season

Ghee – 1 and 1/2 teaspoon
Crushed garlic – 1 tablespoon
Cinnamon stick- 1/2″
Fennel seeds (sombu) – 1/2 teaspoon

Note. The ingredients shown will vary with the original quantity.


1. Wash and soak the channa dal in warm water for 20 minutes. In a pan heat a teaspoon of oil, add cumin seeds (seeragam), ginger (enji), garlic (poondu), fennel seeds (sombu), poppy seeds (kasa kasa) and grated coconut in an order.

Noolkol Kurma

2. Saute the ingredients for few minutes. Let the ginger-garlic-coconut masala cool down. Once it cools down, grind it coarsely in a mixie/mixer.

Noolkol Kurma

3. In a pressure cooker, heat 2 teaspoons of oil and then add turnip (noolkol), soaked channa dal (kadalai paruppu), and ground ginger-garlic-coconut masala. Saute for two minutes. Then add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and salt. Saute for two more minutes.

Noolkol Kurma

4. Once you have cooked for 2 minutes, add 2 to 3 cups of water to the cooker.

Noolkol Kurma

5. Close the cooker, put vent, and cook for 2 whistles. Then switch off the flame.

Noolkol Kurma

6. In a small pan, heat a teaspoon of ghee or oil, add minced or crushed garlic, cinnamon (patta), fennel seeds (sombu) and curry leaves. Finally, add the seasoning to the Turnip Curry.

Noolkol Kurma

Now, Turnip Curry is ready!

Serve. Chappathi and Rice.

Noolkol Kurma

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