May 23, 2008

Noolkol Kootu - Kohlrabi Kootu

Now lets go back to our recipes!!! I am not a lover of this vegetable. Kohlrabi - Noolkol(in Tamil) is good for breastfeeding moms. Occasionally I make this kootu without any complication. Here is the recipe.

  1. Noolkol - 2 cups (chopped into small cubes)
  2. Moong Dhall - 1 cup (cook it with a pinch of turmeric powder)
  3. Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  4. Pepper - 1 tsp
  5. Cumin - 1/2 tsp
  6. Asafoetida powder - a pinch
  7. Salt to taste
For Seasoning:-
  1. Oil - 1 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  3. urad dhall - 1/2 tsp
  4. Asafoetida Powder - a pinch
  5. Curry leaves - few
First grind pepper and cumin coarsely and keep it aside. Now take a wide pan, pre heat oil, add mustard seeds, add urad dhall, asafoetida powder and curry leaves and let it fry till golden brown. Add the chopped noolkol to it. Add required amount of water, turmeric powder and salt and let it cook. When it is half done add the pepper+cumin mixture to it. Also add the cooked moong dhall to it and let everything for 7 to 10 mts again. Add water if necessary before boiling. This kootu can be a wonderful side dish for Chapathis and also can be eaten with rice.

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