Curried Turnip Greens

Prep Time:
10 minutes
Cook Time
15-20 minutes
Serving Size
1 cup
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium sized onion, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
4 cloves garlic* (minced)
4-5 turnips, quartered (about 3 cups)
8 cups turnip greens (large stems removed, chopped)
2 cups carrots, sliced
2 tablespoons tomato paste, no salt added
½ cup chicken broth, unsalted *or water
½ cup plain Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add oil, onion and garlic. Sauté for 2-4 minutes. Add carrots and turnips and cook for 2 minutes .
  2. While ingredients cook, mix the  tomato paste,  yogurt and water in a bowl to make a sauce. Set aside.
  3. Add all spices to skillet and mix to combine. Cook for 1 minute. Add turnip greens and cook for another 2 minutes. Add the yogurt sauce to the vegetable mixture mixing until combined. Reduce heat slightly to medium-low and cook for 7-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more salt to taste.



Recipe modified by CHOICES Nutrition Education Program

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