Apr 18, 2016

O for Oolkopir Torkari - German Turnip stir fry

We are going to start third week from to day with our journey trough cuisines. First Alphabet for this week is O. It's a bit difficult to find a recipe or an ingredient with this letter in Bengali cuisine. so I kept this letter a side to decide what to cook, in fact I kept few Alphabets which are a bit tricky to fine Indian recipe or ingredient names. Only recipe I am getting for O is orange Kheer which I have already made and posted so no chance to make it again. Then I remember once I made a recipe from Sandeepas blog and yes.. that recipe name start with O, the vegetable name start with O That is Oolkopir Dalna. Then I search for the other recipes with this vegetable in Bengali cuisine. Finally I find a torkari recipe here  with German Turnip, but Dalna is very popular with German turnip. 
                                                        Torkari is a cooking style in Bengali cuisine (of course it is cooking type used in all Indian cuisines). Torkari is a general way of cooking often use for stir fried fresh vegetables in there own juices. Now coming to the vegetable Oolkopi which is well known as Ganthkopi, German turnip, Kohlrabi In South India we know this vegetable as Noolkol (Knol- Khol) We make stir fries, koottu and even use this in sambar some times. This vegetable when you use tender one's will be best ingredient in salads. German turnip is from cabbage family and that smell's also like cabbage. It has a lot's of health benefits, rich in water content and good for weight loss read this..

Now let's check the recipe... 
Oolkopi (German turnip)  --  2 medium peel and cut in to cubes
Potato  ---  1 big peel and cut in to cubes
Turmeric powder  -- 1/2 tea sp
Red chilli powder  -- 1 and half tea sp
Salt to taste
Tomato  ---  1 medium chopped
Oil  ---  2 tab sp
Panch phoran --  1 and half tea sp
1. Heat oil in a pan add panch phoran and let them splutter and add oolkopi cubes and potato cubes, salt to taste, turmeric powder mix well sprinkle two tab sp of water cover and cook till vegetables are tender, stir in between.
2. remove the lid and add chopped tomato, redhilli powder mix well and keep the heat in low and stir cook for five minutes.
If you feel that vegetables are sticking to the bottom then sprinkle a few drops of water and keep on stirring till the torkari become semi dry.
Switch off the heat..
Serve hot with plain rice or with roti..

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Priya Suresh said...

Wow, this oolkopir torkari looks simply superb to enjoy thoroughly with some rotis rite for my dinner.

cookingwithsapana said...

Oolkopir torkari looks delicious. Paanch phoran makes everything taste so good.

Usha said...

I never cooked with German turnip. This torkari looks like a nice side dish.

Suma Gandlur said...

Knolkhol is one of my favorite vegetables to go into sambhar. This curry sounds delicious too.

vaishali sabnani said...

We get to learn so much through these marathons , truly . Fantastic torkari with turnips , and a super resarch .

Srivalli said...

That's a wonderful subzi Padma..

Gayathri Kumar said...

I make one curry with this turnip. Other than that I don't even buy it. This curry looks very delicious..nice

Srividhya said...

Saving all the turnip recipes. Wonderful share.

Harini R said...

Sounds like a flavorful torkori.

Amara’s cooking said...

Never used German Turnip in Indian cooking, this is such a nice share.

Smruti Ashar said...

I never imagined German turnip could be used so well in Indian cooking. Awesome recipe!!

Pavani said...

I was wondering what oolkopi was when I saw the name, so it is knol-knol. Curry looks so yummy Padma. Good one for the letter O.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

That is a lovely find for the alphabet. Very interesting dish!

Chef Mireille said...

I like kohlrabi but didn't know it is used in Indian cooking - I often grate it in salads. I would love to try this curry