Roasted Indian-Spiced Turnips with Raisins

Roasted Indian-Spiced Turnips with Raisins and Cilantro

I know what you’re thinking. “Natalia, why can’t you make a recipe with a veggie that’s yummy that I’ll actually eat?!” I hear you — in fact I’ve never made turnips either. This veggie recipe challenge is really expanding my horizons. But I promise you, once you try turnips prepared this way you’re going to want to be eating them every day. They’re seriously that good. I just realized that even though I’m a huge fan of Indian food, I’ve never really posted anything like that yet for all you readers. I’ll have to correct that!

Today’s featured veggie is the misunderstood little turnip. Both the roots and the greens are edible, although the root is more commonly used in cooking. Turnips are rich in Vitamin C, and also help the body rid itself of harmful free radicals, prevent against certain cancers, reduce inflammation, and help boost immunity. They really are little powerhouses of nutrients and health benefits! When choosing turnips, try to avoid the larger, over-matured roots because they become woody in texture and less appetizing.

Roasted Indian-Spiced Turnips

Roasted Indian-Spiced Turnips

with Raisins and Cilantro

  • 2 medium turnips, washed and peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, roughly chopped

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

In a small bowl, mix the olive oil with the spices. Arrange turnips on a baking sheet. Drizzle with the olive oil and mix well to evenly coat.

Roast the turnips for about 1 hour, turning twice to evenly brown.

Once the turnips are done, remove them from the oven and transfer to a serving bowl. Gently mix in the raisins and cilantro and serve.

Roasted Indian-Spiced Turnips with Raisins

Roasted Indian-Spiced Turnips with Raisins and Cilantro

Indian-Spiced Turnips with Raisins and Cilantro

There you go! Super easy and delicious. I hope you enjoy!

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Roasted Indian-Spiced Turnips with Raisins and Cilantro
 
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 medium turnips, washed and peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅓ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup cilantro, roughly chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a small bowl, mix the olive oil with the spices. Arrange turnips on a baking sheet. Drizzle with the olive oil and mix well to evenly coat.
  3. Roast the turnips for about 1 hour, turning twice to evenly brown.
  4. Once the turnips are done, remove them from the oven and transfer to a serving bowl. Gently mix in the raisins and cilantro and serve.

 

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