Kohlrabi (Navalkol) Curry Recipe

Kohlrabi also known as Navalkol (in Marathi) resembles a tiny cabbage. For years, I used to look at it in stores and wonder how to make it. Until my mom showed me an easy way to cook it so that you don’t have to worry about the texture.

If you look at the picture, you might think its just potatoes. Once the Navalkol cooks, it becomes a bit translucent and resembles a potato!

Recipe (Veg): Kohlrabi (Navalkol) Curry

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes

Kohlrabi (Navalkol) Curry Recipe

Kohlrabi (Navalkol) Curry Recipe


Kohlrabi (Navalkol) – 4-5 medium size
Potatoes (Batata) – 1 medium size
Onion – 1 medium size
Turmeric powder (Haldi) – 1 teaspoon
Chili powder (Lal mirchi) – 1 teaspoon
Garam masala – 1 teaspoon
Ginger-Garlic paste – 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds (Mohori) – 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin seeds (Jeera) – 1/2 teaspoon
Cloves (Lavang) – 4 pieces
Cinnamon (Dalchini) – 1 stick (break into smaller pieces)
Any oil – 2 tablespoons
Salt – As per taste (I added around 1 teaspoon)


  1. Peel and cut the onions finely.
  2. Peel & cut the potatoes into squarish bite-size pieces.
  3. Peel & cut the navalkol into squarish bite-size pieces.
  4. In a small pressure cooker, add the oil. When it heats up, add mustard, cumin seeds, cloves & cinnamon. Add the ginger-garlic paste and fry well till the rawness is gone.
  5. Add the onions and fry well.
  6. Add salt, turmeric powder, chili powder and garam masala and mix well.
  7. Add the navalkol along with the chopped potatoes and mix well. Add 2 cups of water.
  8. Close the cooker, allow 3 whistles and switch off. Leave it covered for 5 more minutes and then serve.

Serve with Indian Bread (Roti/Naan).

Note: You can substitute potatoes with bengal gram (channa dal).


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