Turnip Paratha Recipe

Turnip Paratha (Shalgam Paratha):

As you know me, I am always on a hunt to try different veggies. So this Sunday, at local sabzi shop, White Turnip caught my eye. This is a root vegetable called as Shaljam or Shalgam in Urdu. The best way to try out a new veggie is to make a stuffed paratha. It turned out great.
Whole wheat is good for you, we all know that but if you would like to maximize that goodness? Thats exactly what this recipe is about. I used whole wheat flour, milk and oil to make this paratha.
I’m so excited to share my Turnip Paratha recipe with you. This Turnip paratha recipe was given to me by a good friend (Nabeela).

Yes, Turnip (Shalgam) Paratha, sounds strange but you´re gonna love this stuffed bread. Try out this delicious turnip paratha recipe and I am sure you are going to love it. You can have this paratha along with yogurt, raita or any kind of pickle.

Check it out the Turnip Paratha recipe here!!

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[one_fourth]Prep Time: 1 hour[/one_fourth] [one_fourth]Cook Time: 20 minutes[/one_fourth] [one_fourth]Servings:6[/one_fourth] [one_fourth_last]Difficulty Level: Difficult[/one_fourth_last]


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For paratha dough:

  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • water as required

For Paratha Stuffing

  • 4 medium sized turnip (shalgham)
  • 2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoon ghee or butter
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander
  • 1 teaspoon chopped ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, roasted and crushed
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds, roasted and crushed
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garm masala powder
  • salt according to taste

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To Make Paratha Dough:

Step 1

Place wheat flour, salt, milk and oil in a mixing bowl.

Step 2

Knead a soft dough with water.

Step 3

Cover with a wet cloth and set aside for 30 minutes.

To Make Paratha Stuffing:

Step 1

Peel off the turnips and grate them.

Step 2

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds.

Step 3

When it start crackle, add grated turnips.

Step 4

Saute till most moisture is gone.

Step 5

Now add coriander seeds, red chili, ginger, green chili, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt.

Step 6

Cook and stir for 4-5 minutes or until all the ingredients are mixed well and stuffing turns dry.

Step 7

Allow to cool completely.

To Make Turnip Paratha:

Step 1

Make 6 round balls from the dough.

Step 2

Roll each ball in the shape of roti (about 5-inch diameter) to hold the stuffing.

Step 3

Put 2-3 tablespoon stuffing in the center of roti and gather the edges into a round ball.

Step 4

Roll each stuffed bread gently dusting flour as per desired thickness.

Step 5

Heat a tawa or griddle over medium heat.

Step 6

Put the stuffed paratha on the hot griddle (tawa). Cook for 2 minutes then flip the paratha and apply ghee or oil on the paratha.

Step 7

Cook 2-3 minutes longer or until the paratha color changes to light golden brown. Transfer into a serving platter. Delicious Turnip Paratha is ready to serve. ENJOY!!

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  1. Half cook the parathas and put them in a zip lock bag.
  2. Keep it in the freezer and you can thaw and cook them when required.
  3. This saves a lot of time for especially for working women.


  • Serve hot  with curd or pickles or curry.

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