Sunday, December 6, 2009

Navalkolachi Bhaji - Kohlrabi Stir fry

There are many ways, mom cooks kohlrabi. Today's recipe is the most common one. Goda masala, crushed roasted peanuts(daaNyache koot), tamarind, jaggery add a classic Maharashtrian touch.

Navalkolachi Bhaji
नवलकोलची भाजी
Kohlrabi Stir Fry
3 fresh kohlrabis, peeled & diced
1/2 cup fresh or frozen green peas
1/2 tsp coriander-cumin seed powder, freshly made
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/4 cup roasted, unsalted peanuts, peeled & crushed to powder
1/2 tsp goda masala

1 tsp tamarind pulp
jaggery to taste

salt to taste

2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1 tbsp cilantro, chopped
1 tbsp fresh coconut(Optional)

1. Heat oil. Add all the ingredients for tempering.
2. Add kohlrabi & peas. Add 2 tbsp water.
3. Cover and let it cook till kohlrabi is cooked.
4. Add chili powder, coriander-cumin powder, goda masala, salt, jaggery, tamarind pulp and crushed peanuts.
5. Saute for 2 minutes.
6. Garnish with cilantro and coconut - if using.
Note -
1. Use unsalted, roasted peanuts.
2. You can add more water to make a gravy.


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