Kohlrabi is rich in dietary fiber, carotenoids, vitamins A, C and K. It has good amount of many B-complex groups of vitamins. It is also rich in anti-oxidants that protect against colon and prostate cancer. We can make stir fry, sambar, kootu and curry using kohlrabi. Today we will learn how to make Kohlrabi kootu following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.
Wash, peel the skin and cut noolkol into small cubes or pieces.
Soak tur dal + moong dal in hot water for 15 minutes.
Grind grated coconut, cumin seeds (jeera) and fried gram to a smooth paste. Fried gram is used for thickening the kootu. If you do not have fried gram, you can use a tsp of rice flour.
In a cooker or pressure pan, add chopped noolkol, soaked dal, sambar powder, salt needed, turmeric powder, 3/4 cup of water and pressure cook for 3 whistles. (Those who do not have cooker can cook covered in a pan. It will take a longer time than pressure cooker, that's all.)
Once the pressure subsides, open the cooker (picture above shows the pressure cooked kootu), add the ground coconut paste, 1/4 cup of water and cook for 2-3 minutes on medium flame. Check for salt.
Heat a tsp of oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal, red chillies, hing and curry leaves. When dal turns golden brown, pour the seasoning over the kootu. Serve as a side dish for rice or chapati.
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