Sweet potato and turnip bhurta

Sweet potato and turnip bhurta

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Spice Kitchen
Serves
4
Photographer
Jana Liebenstein

Vegetable recipes in India are never boring. There are endless combinations of spices and cooking techniques, which vary from region to region. Even the meat eaters must have two or three vegetable dishes as part of their meal. This recipe is a very satisfying comfort food that can be eaten with anything. A bhurta is a rough mash, found in the north and east of India. It describes a special home-style method of cooking vegetables such as potatoes, eggplants and turnips. Serve this dish as an accompaniment to meat or fish dishes or as part of a vegetarian meal.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3 cm pieces
2 turnips, peeled and cut into 3
1 teaspoon vegetable or canola oil, (optional)
15g Ghee
or 1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
1 dried whole red chilli
1/2 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
1 small onion, chopped
2 green chillies, seeds removed to reduce heat if desired, chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
2 tablespoons coriander leaves, chopped
1 teaspoon turmeric
1/2-1 teaspoon salt, or to taste

Method

  1. Place the sweet potato and turnip in a saucepan of boiling salted water and cook for 10 minutes, until tender. Alternatively, put in a roasting tin, toss with the 1 teaspoon vegetable or canola oil and roast in an oven preheated to 180°C for 20 minutes, or until tender. Roughly mash the sweet potato and turnip and set aside.
  2. Heat the ghee or oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Stir in the dried red chilli and fenugreek seeds and cook for 5 seconds. Immediately add the onion and sauté, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes, or until golden brown.
  3. Add the sweet potato and turnip mash, green chilli, tomato, coriander, turmeric and salt. Stir well to combine, then reduce the heat to low and cook gently, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Serve hot.
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