Ol Kopir Dalna (Kohlrabi Curry)


  • Ol Kopi (Kohlrabi) – 400 gm
  • Potato – 2 medium
  • Green chilli – 3, slit
  • Ginger paste – 1 heaped tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1 tbsp
  • Coriander powder- 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Bay leaf – 1
  • Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Sugar to taste
  • Mustard oil – 4 tbsp


  1. Peel the kohlrabi and cut small cubes. If it smells pungent, it can be parboiled. Set aside
  2. Cut the potato in small cubes and set aside
  3. In a bowl, mix ginger paste, cumin and coriander powders with a little water
  4. Heat mustard oil in a wok and fry potatoes lightly. Drain on absorbent paper and set aside
  5. In the same oil, add cumin seeds and bay leaf
  6. When the seeds splutter, add the spice paste and stir till aromatic
  7. Add kohlrabi and potatoes and sauté for 3-4 minutes
  8. Add turmeric powder and mix well
  9. Add warm water to cook the curry
  10. Add slit chillies
  11. Cover with lid, reduce heat to medium and cook till almost done
  12. Add sugar and garam masala powder and mix well
  13. Cook for another 5 minutes
  14. Check the consistency of the gravy and serve

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