Turnips for a Meatless Monday

This second recipe also uses turnips but this time we are adding Middle Eastern Spices to a hearty vegetarian stew. 

Winter Vegetable Stew.

Ingredient List

2 tbsp. vegetable oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp. minced gingerroot
1 ½ tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. ground coriander
½ tsp.  Black pepper
1 large onion cut in wedges
1 can (28 oz.) diced tomato
2 cups diced yellow turnip
2 cups thick sliced carrots
1 ½ cups mushrooms
1 cup frozen peas
1 can (19 oz0 chick peas, drained (optional)
1 cup raisins

In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat: cook garlic and onion, season with ginger, cumin, coriander and pepper, stirring for 2-3 minutes.

Add tomatoes, yellow turnip, and carrots and bring to a boil.  Cook for 35 to 45 minutes or just until tender, stirring occasionally.  Add mushrooms, peas, chickpeas and raisins.  Cook for 8 to 10 minutes or till hot.  Serve with pita bread or plain rice.  Makes 4-6 servings.  This recipe is adapted from Food Land Ontario.