How to make Shalgam ka Halwa -

Turnips cooked with jaggery and nuts - simply wow

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Turnips (शलजम), Ghee (घी)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Desserts

Shalgam ka Halwa

Shalgam ka Halwa Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Shalgam ka Halwa Recipe

  • Turnips peeled, grated and parboiled 4 medium

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Cashewnuts chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Almonds chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Pistachios chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Green cardamom powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Few strands of saffron

  • Sorghum flour (bajre ka atta) 2 tablespoons

  • Grated jaggery 1 cup


Step 1

Heat ghee in a non-stick kadai, add cashewnuts, almonds and pistachios and sauté for a minute.

Step 2

Add turnips and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Add green cardamom powder, saffron and sorghum flour and sauté for 3-4 minutes.

Step 3

Add jaggery and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring continuously, till all the jaggery dissolves.

Step 4

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

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