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Aash-e Shalgham Recipe

Makes 4 Servings


turnip, 500 grams (1.1 lbs)
long grain or basmati rice, 100 grams
ground lamb or beef, 200 grams
onions, 2 large
split peas, 50 grams
turmeric, 1/2 teaspoon
mint, 100 grams fresh or 2 teaspoons dried
cooking oil
black pepper


Mix ground meat with grated onions, salt and black pepper. Shape into small balls, and fry in oil until colour changes. Add 4-5 glasses of hot water and split peas and cook over medium heat for about 10 minutes.

Wash turnip and rice. Peel turnip and cut into a few pieces. Add both to aash. Also add turmeric, salt and black pepper. Mix well and cook over low heat for about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

If using fresh mint, wash and chop finely. Fry mint in oil over medium heat for 2-3 minutes and pour over aash when serving.

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