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Turnip with Turnip Greens Poriyal

 Published 2007-Nov-27   Updated 2018-Sep-10

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Turnip wuth turnip greens poriyal, Salgham ki Sabzi, Kocchu Kilangu Poriyal)

Recipe For Turnip with It's Greens Poriyal


  • Turnip with turnip greens - 1 bunch
  • Onion - 1 (diced)
  • Garlic - 2 clove (crushed)
  • Green Chilly - 2 (minced)
  • Coconut - ¼ cup (Grated)
  • Mustard - ¼ tsp
  • Split black gram - ¼ tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1 pinch
  • Asafoetida - 1 pinch
  • Curry leaves - 2
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - 2 tsp


  1. To clean the bunch of turnip with turnip leaves, first cut the turnips and then separate each leaf. Give a good rinse 2-3 times in cold water.
  2. Chop the turnips separately into small dices. Place all the leaves one over the other and finely chop it.
  3. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard, split black gram and curry leaves. Fry the onions, green chillies and garlic for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the chopped turnip with turmeric, asafoetida and salt and saute for another 2 minutes.
  5. Next add the turnip leaves and cook nicely for 7-10 minutes until all the liquid that comes out of the leaves cooks out. Keep tossing often.
  6. Add the fresh grated coconut, toss everything together and switch off. You could also make the poriyal with the turnip separately or the greens separately.

Turnip with turnip greens poriyal

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Comment by Nindi Dharan
Hi dahlia is turnip with turnip greens known as mulangi. Is there any names for it in Tamil. Thank you.

Reply :-
Check the link for different tamil names Turnip is also called Kocchu Kilangu or Salgham.

Comment by suki raj
awesome,taste good.looked everywhere for simple turnip recipe.thanks

Reply :-
Good to know that you liked it Suki.

Thanks for the acknowledgement.waiting for ur new postings.Bye.

Comment by Cathy W on 18 October 2009 03:05AM
Great recipe! I had some turnip greens and didn't know what to do with them. I didn't have any curry leaves on hand, it still tasted good.

Reply :-
Thanks Cathy. You could try the same recipe with any greens.

Comment by Sandhya M on 24 February 2009 04:23AM
I wish I would have known this site earlier.Very nice.
All these days I have just looked the fresh greens in Korean market.Never bought them or observed their names.From now onwards I have to search Beet Leaves, Turnip Greens, Bok Choy....& more in future.

Reply :-
Oh. Give a try to all the greens. Each has a unique flavour and taste. I love green leafy vegetables. Needless to say about its health benefits.

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