How To Cook Beets and Turnips

Turnips are really good for your stomach and they can be used in multiple dishes. You can add them to your salad and even cook them with different seasonings to enjoy their wonderful taste. They can be eaten with boiled rice too and people of all age groups can eat them without having any health concerns.

If you don’t wish to serve the turnips alone, you can prepare beets with them. They are also very good for health and are full of various nutrients. Even if you are on a diet, you can have beets regularly without putting on extra weight.

Beets are sweet and they keep the energy level in your body high. Despite that, they don’t have many calories in them. On the other hand, turnips are also sweet and healthy. You can eat both these vegetables anytime without being concerned about anything.

Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 20 min
Total time: 45 min
Yield: 06 servings
Utensils: Sharp knife, Vegetable peeler, Vegetable brush, Baking sheet, Aluminium foil, Microwave-safe bowl, Plastic wrap, Paper towels, Large bowl, Medium stockpot, Candy, thermometer, Slotted spoon, Plate, Cheese grater, Grill, Frying pan


For beets:
Beets: 4 medium
Cornstarch: 1/4 cup (60 ml)
Vegetable oil

For Turnips:
Salt and pepper
Olive oil
Seasonings: To taste


  • 1

    Peel and wash the beets

    First of all, peel the beets and make sure you wash them before cooking.  Drain them out properly as they are full of moisture.

  • 2

    Cut the beets into small strips

    Using a sharp knife of a vegetable cutter, slice the beets into small strips. However, remember not to slice them too thin, as they will become difficult to fry.

  • 3

    Toss the beets with cornstarch

    Add some cornstarch into a bowl and combine the sliced beets with it. Toss them for a few seconds, so that they get coated.

  • 4

    Heat vegetable oil in a pan

    Take a medium sized pan and preheat it for a couple of minutes. Add vegetable oil to it and heat it until it becomes really hot.

  • 5

    Fry the beets in hot oil

    Fry the beats in hot oil and remove them before they start burning. You can now serve them with any salad or sandwiches of your choice.

  • 6

    Peel the turnips

    While the beets are being cooked on medium heat, wash the turnips properly and peel them.

  • 7

    Slice and fry

    Slice the turnips and fry them in the oil, just like the beets, and they too will be ready.

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