Mix ground meat with grated onions, salt and black pepper. Shape into small balls, and fry in oil until color 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.