Ingredients (4 servings)

  • 500 grams turnip
  • 100 grams long grain or basmati rice
  • 200 grams ground lamb or beef
  • 2 large onions
  • 50 grams split peas
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 100 grams fresh or 2 teaspoons dried mint
  • cooking oil
  • salt
  • 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.