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Moong dal - 1 cup
Turnips - 200 gms
Ginger - 3 cm piece
Sugar - 1 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric- 1/2 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

For Talimpu:
Oil - 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
Asafoetida -a pinch


  • Wash the dal and soak in water for 1 hour.
  • Wash and peel the turnips, rinse again and cut into medium chunks.Finely chop the ginger.
  • Cook the dal with all the ingredients except turnips in pressure cooker for 2-3 minutes.
  • Let the pressure go down, add the turnips, and close the lid and cook another 2 minutes, till the turnips are tender but not mushy.
  • Heat the oil, add cumin and asafoetida; fry and pour over the dal.

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