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Kohlrabi Curry

Kohlrabi curry is a simple South Indian curry that is easy to make and great to serve with rice or roti. Perfect for a weeknight meal when served with dal.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: andhra, south indian
Servings: 4 serving


  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • ½ tsp Mustard seeds
  • ½ tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 Medium Onion, diced
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 2 Green chilies, chopped
  • 3 Medium Kohlrabi, peeled and diced
  • 2 Medium Tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Tamarind paste
  • 1 tsp Jaggery (or to taste)
  • 1 tsp Red Chili powder
  • To taste Salt


  • Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard & cumin seeds and after they pop, saute onions, garlic till translucent.
  • Add tomatoes and green chilies; cover and cook till tender.
  • Add boiled kohlrabi, red chili powder, tamarind paste, jaggery, salt and ½ cup of water. Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes or till the gravy thickens.
  • Serve with steamed rice or dosa or even roti.


  • To expedite the cooking process, microwave or steam chopped kohlrabi for 5 minutes or until tender. Alternately they can be pressure cooked too.
  • Skip tamarind and jaggery if you like the curry spicy.
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