Turnip Paratha Recipe:

Stuffed parathas are one of my favourite choices for dinner because it keeps you filling and as a mother/wife I need not bother about the health quotient. By default, the vegetable/stuffing gets inside. And the best thing about stuffed parathas is none at home wants a specific special side dish for it. A simple curd or raitha will suffice. Though I keep making them often ,I have posted only Cheese Paratha . I shall surely share all my paratha attempts soon. This recipe was in my drafts since I had posted Almond turnip Soup. Finally, the time has come for it to go live. I have also written in detail on when to offer turnip for babies and its health benefits. Hope you find them useful.

Turnip Paratha:


For the dough:

  • Wheat flour-500 g(This will serve approximately 8 to 10 parathas)
  • Salt-To taste
  • Water-As needed
  • Milk-1/4 cup(lukewarm)

For the stuffing:

  • Grated Turnip-1 and 1/2 cups
  • Onion-1 cup finely chopped
  • Chilly powder-1 tbsp
  • Salt-To taste
  • Ajwain-A pinch
  • Oil-To cook
  • Ghee-To make parathas
  • Wheat flour-To dust


Turnip Paratha:


1. Grate turnip, chop onions and get all required ingredients ready

2. In a pan add oil, let it heat.

3. Add chopped onions and saute till they turn soft.

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4.Now add the grated turnip and mix well.

5.Fry them until turnip becomes soft.

6.Now add chilly powder,ajwain and mix well.

7.Keep frying till the water content of turnip vanishes.

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8.Add salt and stir well.

9.Cool the stuffing.

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10.Mix salt to wheat flour and add the cooled stuffing to it.

11.Knead both together by adding warm milk or water.

12.Roll into balls and flatten to make parathas.

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13.Cook on a tava with oil or ghee.

14.Serve it hot with curd or pickle or raitha.

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I have used home made whole wheat flour. You can use store bought aata too.

Cook in medium flame when you saute turnip.

You can add any spice mix of your choice.

You can replace turnip with radish,carrot,beetroot,chayote,lauki.

Skip chilly powder and salt for babies below one year.

Parathas cooked in ghee,made into small pieces serve as an excellent finger food for babies above 8 months.

Please have a word with your doctor before introducing any new food to babies.



Turnips can be introduced from 6 th month after consultation with your doctor. Few suggest this to be avoided till 8 months because of its gassy nature. To over come it please choose small and tender turnips and also cook with some garlic,hing and jeera. The smell of turnip after cooking and slight bitterness associated with it makes people stay away from this. To escape from it I would recommend you to cook them with potatoes and prefer choosing small,fresh,young turnips with green leaves and turnips which are white with tinges of purple/red/green. I have never had a bad experience with turnip with smell or taste. If you choose bigger turnips prefer to open cook so that the smelly gases get dissipated. Do consider your family history of allergies before introducing turnips.

Health benefits:

  • Turnip is one vegetable which has the power to remove congestion because of its Vitamin C content.
  • The Vitamin C and Zinc in Turnip helps in building babies immunity power.
  • The dietary fiber helps in preventing constipation.

Nutrition information of turnip:

Vitamin C – 26.7 mg
Vitamin K – 6.7 mcg
Folate – 21 mcg
Potassium – 573 mg
Sodium – 16 mg
Calcium – 58 mg
Phosphorus – 108 mg
Magnesium – 45 mg
Iron – .9 mg


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