Knolkol/ Kohlrabi & Moong Dal Salad

Knolkol or Kohlrabi is also known as German turnip is a juicy vegetable of cabbage family. It is called as Navilu kosu in kannada. It is highly used in German cooking and also in India. It makes easy to use as it can be consumed either raw (in salads) or cooked. People grow it in the region of Bangalore where we live and we get fresh kohlrabi whenever there is a harvest. I love making the salad of it and hence sharing the recipe.

Preparation time: 1 hour
Serves: 2
Knolkol/ Kohlrabi/ Navilu kosu – 1 big (tender)
Moong dal/ Split green gram lentil – ¼ cup
Green chilli – 1
Coriander leaves – few strands
Onion (small) – 1 (optional)
Tomato - 1(optional)
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Coconut oil – 1 tsp
Red chilli – 1

  • Wash and soak moong dal or green gram lentil for an hour. Drain water completely after an hour and take it in a serving bowl.
  • Wash Knolkol, peel off the outer skin and chop finely. Add this to dal.
  • Chop onions, tomato, green chilli, coriander leaves and combine all these chopped vegetables to the above bowl.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard, minced red chillis and allow spluttering. Season the salad with this. Serve.