Kohlrabi / Knolkol Salad

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KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                      Kohlrabi/Knolkol salad

How long it takes: 30 minutes

Number of servings: 3-4

Kohlrabi/German Turnip (English) /Knolkol (Marathi) /Navilkosu (Kannada) belongs to the Brassica family of cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli. I think one reason it isn’t as popular as its sibling vegetables is because of its peculiar pungent odour. Kohlrabi is used to make an upkari/stir-fry or along with other vegetables in sambar, veg-sagu and in the preparation of salads too.  Today I would like to put up a simple salad in combination with onions and lemon juice.

Fresh Kohlrabi vegetable

What you need to have:

1. Fresh chopped Knolkol – 2 cups (preferably very tender)

2. Chopped onions – 1/2 cup

3. Fresh grated coconut – 3 Tablespoons

4. Fresh lemon juice – 2 Teaspoons (approx)

5. Chopped Cilantro – 2 Tablespoons (to garnish)

6. Salt – As per taste

7. Roasted Peanut powder – 2 Tablespoons(optional)KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                                    Pealed knolkol



Ingredients of Seasoning:

1. Mustard seeds – 1 Teaspoon

2. Red chilli pieces – 2-3

3. Curry leaves – 2-3 sprigs

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash, peel and chop the veggie lengthwise and keep aside as shown in image-2.

2. Cook in a cooker adding a pinch of salt to it (do not add water) till done for about 15 minutes. Allow it to cool.

3. Wash, peel and  chop onions also lengthwise. Wash and chop green chilly, cilantro and grate coconut and keep aside.

4. On cooling just transfer cooked veggie from the cooker to a bowl and mix chopped onions, grated coconut, chopped green chilly and salt together until they’re well-mixed. Later squeeze lemon juice and also if needed add roasted peanut powder which is optional.  Finally add chopped cilantro to it.

5. Place a spatula with 1 teaspoon of cooking oil in it on low flame.  On heating add mustard seeds to it.  On spluttering, add red chilly pieces and finallt curry leaves to it.  Season it to the dish.  Healthy yummy salad is ready to be consumed !KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                                      Ready to serve Knolkol salad

How long it takes: 30 minutes

Number of servings: 3-4

Good to remember:

1. Preferably tender Knolkol should be used for this dish, it will cook faster with a tender vegetable.

2. Do not add water to while cooking the vegetables.

3. Adding peanut powder is optional.


6 thoughts on “Kohlrabi / Knolkol Salad

    radha said:
    May 9, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    It’s nice to see how you have used a pungent vegetable and turned it into a nice salad.

    Hari Chandana said:
    May 10, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Healthy and delicious recipe.. thanks for sharing !!
    Indian Cuisine

    Priya said:
    May 11, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    Healthy salad, cant wait to try this soon.

    sybaritica said:
    May 31, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    I’ve never tried Kohlrabi before … I’d live to see it in our local stores sometime

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