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Turnips and Meat Curry (Shorbay wala shaljam gosht) recipe

This Turnips and Meat Curry recipe is my favorite although none of my family members like it. This could be eaten with boiled rice , nan, or flat bread. It is very delicious and can be cooked very easily.This is generally cooked in winter as turnips are a common winter vegetable. Turnips are cheap and found all over Pakistan.


  • 1 kg white turnip (cut in  cubes)
  • ½ kg mutton
  • 2 chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 cup oil or ghee
  • 2 tomatoes
  • ½  tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp. ginger paste
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp. garlic paste
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp Ground spice powder
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Put meat, onions, garlic paste, ginger paste, salt, red chilies , turmeric and tomatoes in the pressure cooker. Put half a liter of water and put it on fire. Close the lid and put the pressure on to the lid.
  2. When whistle starts blowing cook for 15 minutes.
  3. Open the pressure cooker and stir with a cooking spoon. Put oil or ghee in the cooker and keep stirring until the meat changes its color and become light brown (gosht bhoon lein).
  4. Now add coriander powder and garam masala;
  5. Now put the turnips in the meat, and stir for 3 minutes.
  6. Put ½ liters of water and lower the flame.
  7. When the turnips are soft turn off the flame;
  8. It is ready now. Serve with roti or boiled rice.

It will be enough for 6-8 people. Cook and enjoy!

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