Mixed Daal with Turnip Greens - Shalgham ke Patte Ki Daal

Mixed Daal with Turnip Greens aka Shalgham Ke Patte Ki Daal is hearty and packed with flavours. This vegan and gluten-free dhal is a combination of three types of lentils and turnip greens which are cooked with Indian spices. Pair it with Ajwain Paratha or Green Peas and Mint Rice Pilaf for a complete meal. 

Mixed Daal with Turnip Greens, bursting with flavours, comforting and healthy vegan dish can be devour with Roti or Rice.

This daal is bursting with flavours, comforting and above all it is very healthy. Vibrant turnip greens added beautiful change in taste and added extra nutritious values to the dish. Just mop it up with some round and soft gujarati rotlis, paratha, salad or steamed rice.

Daal or lentils are an everyday staple in my kitchen as Daal or beans sums up the daily protein chunk for us. Sometimes they can be our main dish or on some occasions, they become a side dish.

Maybe they are simply tempered with few spices or it is further flavoured with many ingredients and can be rich. Whichever way I prepare, essentially Daal is soul-nourishing and satisfying food for us.

Mixed Daal with Turnip Greens, it's a new avatar of my other daal recipe Trevti Daal with Spinach. ( Trevti translates Three ).

Almost all the ingredients are same in this recipe except I used a bunch of humble Turnip greens which mostly goes unnoticed in many homes, and I tweaked a method slightly.

Rather than cooking turnip leaves with the lentils in the pressure cooker, first I stir-fried them with a little bit of garlic and some spices then added in the cooked daal.

More Daal/Dal/Dhal recipes on Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey

1. Dhaba style Daal Fry

2. Mixed Lentils and Suva Bhaji Daal

3. Puy Lentils and Swiss Chard Daal

Mixed daal with turnip greens, Shalgam ki daal
Yield: 4-6 SERVINGS



Mixed Daal with Turnip Greens, bursting with flavours, a comforting and healthy vegan dish can be devoured with Roti or Rice.
prep time: 30 Mcook time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 H & 30 M


  • 100g split chickpea daal - Chana daal
  • 100g split red lentils - Masoor daal
  • 100g Yellow Moong Daal
  • 1 medium Tomato chopped
  • 3-4 Garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp. Ginger grated
  • 1-2 Green Chillies chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. Turmeric powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 1/2 tsp. Dry mango powder
  • one bunch Turnip greens roughly chopped
  • One onion chopped
  • 2-3 tbsp. Oil
  • 4-5 Red dry chillies
  • 2 cloves Garlic chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. Red chilli powder
  • pinch Hing
  • a handful of Coriander leaves
  • Lemon wedges
  • 1 tsp. Cumin seeds



  1. Thoroughly clean and wash all three lentils and soak for half an hour in water.
  2. Discard the water and add new water, about 2 cups and add tomato, garlic, ginger, green chillies turmeric and salt.
  3. Transfer to a pressure cooker, add one tsp. oil and close the lid.Cook daal on medium heat until 3 whistles. 
  4. Meanwhile, clean and wash roughly chopped turnip greens and leave it in a colander to drain the excess water.
  5. If you do not have a pressure cooker, cook lentils on a stove for 40-45 minutes or till daal is completely tender.
  6. Once the pressure cooker is naturally cooled, add amchoor powder and mix.
  7. Now heat a pan or kadai and heat oil, add cumin seeds and hing.
  8. when cumins crackle add dry red chillies, chopped onion and garlic.
  9. Saute onion for a while or till little pink, add red chilli powder and immediately add turnip greens to it.
  10. Keep flame on high now and keep stirring the greens till all the moisture dries up. Squeeze some lemon juice on it.
  11. It will take about 8-10 minutes, add everything into cooked daal.
  12. Turn the heat back on and simmer the daal for 2-3 minutes again.
  13. Garnish with coriander and serve hot.
  14. Enjoy!


You don't have to use all three daals in this recipe if one is not available it is okay to skip it.
Lemon or lime juice works fine, is amchoor powder is not available.
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