May 2, 2009

KOHALRABI KUTTU (NOOL-KOLL, GERMANTURNIP)

The taste and texture of this vegetable are similar to Broccoli or the hard part or cabbage or like a radish with a strong flavor. Kohlrabi is one of the most commonly eaten vegetable in Kashmir, locally called as Monj; there this vegetable is eaten along with leaves. Kashmiri people use this vegetable at least 3-4 times in a week. They make a lot of verities with this vegetable like Dum Monj and one more non spicy version is Monj Haakh.When I was in Ooty I use to find a lot this vegetable very fresh in local local vegetable market. In Tamil they call this as Nool koll. They use this vegetable in Sambars and kootu s.This crisp and juicy light green vegetable contains very less means .1 gm fat and lot of water and dietary fiber with lot of vitamin. A very good choice for salads. Some regional names for this vegetable are --- Ganth – godhi in Hindi, Navil Kos in Kannada. I Andhra Pradesh people don't know about this vegetable so I think we don't have any name for this in Telugu.

INGREDIENTS:-----
Kohalrabi(Nool-koll, germanturnip) ---- 1 cut in to 1/2 inch cubes
Moong dal --- 1 cup
Small onion(sambar onion) --- 1/2 cup peeld and washed
FOR PASTE:---
Grated coconut --- 1 tab sp
Green chilies --- 4
Cumin seeds -- 1 tea sp
ginger -- 1/2 inch piece
Grind all above ingredients in to a coarse paste with little water and leave a side.
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Salt to taste
turmeric powder --- 1/2 tea sp
Oil -- 2 tab sp
Mustard seeds --- 1/2 tea sp
Asafoetida -- 1/4 tea sp
Curry leaves --- 12 no.
METHOD:---
1. Wash and soak moong dal for 10 min. then add Kohalrabi pieces and cook till dal and vegetable become soft.
2. Now add ground paste, turmeric powder, salt to taste mix well and cook for 5 more min.
3. Heat oil in a fry pan add mustard seeds and let them popup then add asafoetida,curry leaves then add this to dal and Kohalrabi mixture mix well and remove from the heat.
Serve with rice and Pappad(appadam).

20 comments:

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow looks yummy......I never tasted this veggie....

Sireesha said...

Looks very tasty and delicious...Its new for me.

Varunavi said...

Lol nice veg, my m-law does this :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Looks healthy and delicious... I hardly make use of Nool Koll these days, gotta include it in my diet... Your post is like a reminder...

Prathibha said...

never tried anything with turnip..looks nice..

Pooja said...

Looks nice and delicious..Very new to me..

Ann said...

A valuble recipe for sure REkha..

Srivalli said...

oh I have never cooked nool koll..will try it next time!

Ushanandini said...

Kootu looks delicious, but I am not a fan of this veggie hehehe......

DEESHA said...

that looks soo good ..

Vibaas said...

never tried this veggie. i'll buy it next time i see it ;-)

Curry Leaf said...

I have seen this but never been a fan of it.Thanks for the very good and useful info.the kootu looks perfect with Rice.

Deepa Hari said...

Heard of this veggie but never tasted it...Curry looks yum Rekha.

Valarmathi said...

Kootu looks delicious. Good one.

Cham said...

I make kurma, looks tasty the kootu

Priya said...

Delicious kootu Rekha, i do prepare often this !

a2zvegetariancuisine said...

Looks very nice. Normally make sambhar out of this, never tried it in kuttu. Will definetly try.

Vaishali said...

I rarely cook with kohlrabi, but I know it's really good for you, so thanks for posting this delicious recipe. I'd love to try this.

munchcrunchandsuch said...

we make this often too. just perfect.

Madhumathi said...

Everybody love this veggie at my home..Your kuttu recipe looks interesting and I wanna try this for sure.Thanks!