Monday, November 22, 2010

Baked Turnip Greens

Turnips greens contain almost four times the amount of calcium present in cabbage. This week I got a very big bunch of fresh turnip greens. I was thinking of a best way of cooking these greens, without loosing much of the nutrients. Finally it occurred to me that, I could bake the turnip greens in a sealed aluminium foil packet. Bingo, this worked perfectly. I mixed olive oil, salt, chilli flakes, garlic, peanut powder, onion with sliced turnips greens and baked them for 20 minutes. The greens were perfectly cooked through and there were no extra utensils to wash too :)
Turnips greens - 3 cups, washed, drained, sliced
Onion - 1 medium sized, roughly chopped
Chilli Powder - 1/4 tsp
Garlic - 1 clove, minced
Roasted Peanut Powder - 3 tbsp
Olive Oil - 11/2 tbsp
Lime Juice - 1/2 tsp
Salt - As per taste
Method of Preparation:
1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
2. In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients and toss well or use a spatula/hand to mix well.
3. Take a rectangular piece of aluminium foil, spread a little olive oil in the center of the foil.
4. Place the greens mixture in the center of the foil and fold the foil over, seal the edges of the foil, by folding them over. You should finally have a sealed packet, through which no steam can escape. You can even refer to my previous post - cooking using a foil to see how to make a packet using aluminium foil
5. Place this packet on a baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes. Let the packet rest in the oven for 5 minutes after turning off the oven. If you prefer crunchy greens, then bake for around 12-14 minutes and do not give any rest time.
6. Be careful while opening the hot packet, hot steam might burn your fingers.
7. Enjoy the baked turnip greens as a side with baked fish/meat or with steamed rice and rotis.

Linking this recipe to   hearthandsoulgirlichef


  1. Woww lady...u are very talented... u try every vegetable available in the market :) Thats cool...
    This Looks so awesome and yummy.. reminds me of gongura :)

  2. Baked turnip greens, such a healthy bake..

  3. Very Tasty and Healthy Turnip Preparation. Looks delicious.

    Hamaree Rasoi


  5. Ha! What a clever idea! Do you think it would work in parchment as well? I love having a side of greens with meals, and I like the idea of being able to cook it in the oven when I'm already doing an oven-baked dish. Thanks for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  6. I think parchment paper will work equally well...

  7. I love your packet cooking! And I loooove greens of any kind...this sounds so perfectly satisfying. Thanks so much for sharing w/ the hearth and soul hop this week :D

  8. Greens are good for the body and soul! Your recipe looks great! Thanks so much for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop.



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