Bengali Kohlrabi/Olkopi

From Bengali Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi meaning German turnip has a very strong pungent taste to it. Firstly cutting this a difficult task. It is cut by removing the skin and then cutting the rest of the kohlrabi and rejecting the end part.

Servings:- 2


  • Kohlrabi- 2 nos. (medium size stripped cutting)
  • Mustard Seeds- 2 tablespoons ground in a food processor
  • Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
  • Tomato puree- 2 tablespoon
  • Salt- 1 tsp
  • Oil/Butter/Ghee- 1tablespoon
  • Turmeric powder- 1 tsp
  • Red Chilli powder- to taste
  • Garam Masala- 1 tsp
  • Garlic- 1 no.
  • Onion- 1/2 no. grounded
  • Ginger- 1/2 tsp
  • Water- 1cup


Add oil to a pan and when it is hot, add mustard paste, cumin seeds, red/green chilli, garlic,ginger. Saute them and add the onion and saute for 5 minutes.Then pour the tomato puree and fry till 8 minutes. Then add the Kohlrabi into the mixture and let it fry for 10 minutes. Add the garam masala, salt and water and cook for 10 minutes.


The Kohlrabi takes time to cook so cut it into thin strips, or boil them in a pressure cooker before putting it into the mixture. 

From Bengali Kohlrabi

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