December 13, 2007

Kohlrabi Curry

I wanted to try Kohlrabi after seeing this recipe. I really loved the refreshing flavor and texture of this cabbage family member. It has long green stalks that are completely edible.

Ingredients:
Kohlrabi - 3, diced along with the greens
Onion - 1 medium, diced
Garlic - 1 clove, minced
Tomatoes - 2 medium, chopped
Green chilies - 2, chopped
Tamarind paste - 1 tbsp
Jaggery - 1 tsp (or to taste)
Red Chili powder - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
 
Method:
  • Microwave chopped kohlrabi for 5 minutes or until tender. (Pressure cooking works fine too)
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan, add the seeds and after they pop, saute onions till translucent.
  • Add tomatoes and green chilies; cover and cook till tender.
  • Add boiled kohlrabi along with the greens, red chili powder, tamarind paste, jaggery, salt and 1/2 cup of water. Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes or till the gravy thickens.
Serve with steamed rice or dosa or even roti.

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16 comments:

  1. never tried kohlrabis. really really good!

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  2. Wow never actually bought this beaty home.. next time i see it im gonna cook it.. nice one

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  3. Fantastic! Cooking for the second time tonight!

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  4. hi do I have to peel the Kohlrabi, I roasted and then peeled the hard outer covering.

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  5. Raw kohlrabi with your favorite cheese and wine... Awsome!!!

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  6. I love this recipe! I haven't been able to locate jaggery or tamarind paste in my area, but I fine some delightful substitutes. It's easy and impresses people because they don't see kohlrabi too often. Over jasmine rice is how I like it.

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  7. Do I need to peel it? If so, before or after microwaving?

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  8. Do I need to peel it? If so, before or after microwaving?

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    1. Yes. Kohlrabi needs to be peeled and chopped before microwaving. Hope you like it.

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  9. Never heard of this before... Found a new variety for the roti sides.. Nice...

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  10. How many does this recipe serve? (I'm assuming it's meant to be a main dish?)

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    1. Hi Sharon, I usually serve this with rice or roti (Indian flat bread). This will make about 3-4 servings. Hope you try it.

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  11. You can sub sub Mexican piloncillo sugar for jaggery

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  12. You can sub sub Mexican piloncillo sugar for jaggery

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  13. This is like a potato curry except with Kohlrabi rather than potatoes, making it pretty paleo friendly!

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