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Turnip Root Mousaka

Sample Dishes from Turkish Cuisine

Turnip Root Mousaka  (Şalgam Musakka)

Turnip6 medium size1 kg
Onion2 medium size150 gr
Ground Meat1 1/2 cup250 gr
Margarine3 tablespoon30 gr
Tomatoe paste2 tablespoon20 gr
Salt2 teaspoon12 gr
Sugar1 teaspoon4 gr
Black Pepper1/2 teaspoon1 gr
Water (hot)1 cup200 gr
Parsley 3-4 sprigs10 gr


Remove tops of turnips. Pare and cut into 1 cm (1/2 inch) thick slices. Layer in a shallow pan. Set aside. Brown ground meat and finely chopped onions in margarine for 8-10 minutes or until meat is crumbly; drain. Add tomato paste and water; stir. Season with salt, pepper and sugar. Simmer for 2 minutes. Pour over turnips and spread. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until turnips are tender. Remove form heat. Garnish with parsley. Serve hot.

Servings: 6

Nutritional Value
(in approximately one serving)

Energy173 cal
Protein9,9 g
Fat9,4 g
Carbohydrates12,9 g
Calcium68 mg
Iron2,21 mg
Phosphorus136 mg
Zinc2 mg
Sodium889 mg
Vitamin A265 iu
Thiamine0,12 mg
Riboflavin0,21 mg
Niacin2,96 mg
Vitamin C28 mg
Cholesterol38 mg

Regional Characteristics:

It is a mountainous area dish prepared usually in the winter months, and served for lunch or suppper as a main dish with pilaf and hoşaf. In some areas, amount of meat is decreased and bulgur is added.