As a child just learning to read, “The Enormous Turnip” was one of my most favorite bedtime stories. How people of various age groups with the help of some members from the animal world as well pulled out an enormous turnip from the garden and sat down to a savory meal together was a fun read. I guess my love for turnip stems from that bedtime story; little did I know back then of zillions of those other health benefits that came with one serving of fresh turnips, benefits like preventing cancer, inflammation, heart ailments, and bone diseases while serving as a rich source of fiber and anti-oxidants. These findings proved to be even stronger motivators that prompted me to come up with delectable yet mild turnip recipes that can be made within minutes. Here’s one such kebab recipe to relish.
- 4 medium size fresh turnips
- 1 medium size onion
- Cinnamon Sticks (5)
- 2 teaspoonfuls of Whole Fennel Seeds
- Salt & Sugar to taste
- Paprika powder
- Bread Crumbs for coating
- Cut the turnips into small cubes and grate them finely in a food processor (don’t boil the turnips as a lot of water containing nutrients will be lost when you get the turnips ready for the kebabs).
- Chop the onion finely.
- Grind cinnamon sticks and fennel seeds to a fine powder in a dry grinder.
- Add the cinnamon-fennel mix, salt, sugar,chopped onions, and a pinch of paprika powder to the grated turnip and mix well.
- Make flattened kebab pieces out of the turnip mix and coat well in bread crumbs.
- Pan fry in warm olive oil.