Kohlrabi/ Knolkol and Sprouted green gram 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. Here it is highly used in Sambhar or palya generally. It makes easy to use as it can be consumed either raw (in salads) or cooked. I love making the salad of it and hence sharing the recipe. Check for the recipe of Knolkol/ Kohlrabi & Moong Dal Salad.

Knolkol and Sprouted green gram Salad

Preparation time: 10 minutes (excluded soaking time)
Serves: 2
Knolkol/ Kohlrabi/ Navilu kosu – 1 big (tender)
Sprouted green gram – ¼ cup
Green chilli – 1
Salt - to taste
Coriander leaves – few strands
Cucumber (small) – 1 (optional)
Tomato – 1
Coconut oil – 1 tsp
Lemon juice – 2 tsp (of 1 lemon)
Optional seasoning:
Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
Coconut oil – 1 tsp
Red chilli – 1(minced)
Cumin seeds – ½ tsp

  • Wash and soak green gram for 4 hours. Drain water allow sprouting. It will be done in 1 day.
  • Wash Knolkol, peel off the outer skin and cut into desired shape (Or chop it fine).
  • Chop tomato, green chilli, cucumber and coriander leaves.
  • Combine all the chopped vegetables in a wide serving bowl with sprouted green gram.
  • Add salt, lemon juice and 1 tsp of oil and mix well.
  • Optional seasoning (suggested): Heat oil in a pan, add mustard, minced red chillis, cumin seeds and allow spluttering. Season the salad with this. Serve fresh crunchy salad.
  • Variations possible by adding chopped vegetables like carrot/ beetroot.
  • Cucumber is optional.
  • Vinegar/ apple cider vinegar can also be used in salad dressing. I prefer using fresh lemon juice always.
Kohlrabi/ Knolkol and Sprouted green gram Salad