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Monday, November 19, 2012

Olkopir Dalna (German Turnip Curry)



It will take days for me to get back to household chores as my mind is still in vacation mood after my Andaman trip. The highlight was Sea Walking at North bay. This is the only place in Andaman where you are walking on sea bed without those heavy oxygen cylinders, head is inside a mask with oxygen flowing into it. Then you are allowed to walk near the corals with your whole body walking on the seabed underwater. SeaLink Adventures have introduced this once in a life time experience for 20 minutes. School of Fishes come  near to you and you can actually touch them. It’s a great feeling. More about Andaman trip in later posts.


Well back to today's post, it's Olkopi widely known as Kholrabi easily available in the market now a days. When I came to Bangalore I was pleasantly surprised to find them here. This dish is very simple and can be relished with plain rice.

Ingredients:
2 Kholrabi /Olkopi
2 Potato, diced
1 Tomato, ground to paste
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
Prepare a paste of the powdered spices :
1/2 tsp ginger paste
1/2 tsp Garam masala
1 tspCoriander powder
Cu1/2 tsp Cumin powder
Pinch of Red chilly powder
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Sugar 
1- 2 tsp Ghee

For tempering:
1 tsp Panch phoron
1 Whole red chilli
1 Bay leaf

Method:
Cut the olkopi into small cubes and the size of potatoes should also be the same. Heat oil in a pressure cooker add Panch phoron, bay leaf,  red chilly followed by the vegetable. Add a little salt and turmeric, fry till they become soft. Add the paste of spices and mix well. Fry well till it leaves oil, then add tomato paste, salt and sugar. Now add water (approx 1 cup) and cover the lid. Pressure cook till one whistle. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and ghee. Serve hot with plain rice.



23 comments:

  1. That is new to me!!! never even heard of this dish!! looks very very interesting though!!
    Sowmya

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  2. The description of the Andaman trip sounds exciting...have been wanting to visit the place for quite sometime...
    Nice recipe...

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  3. looks like you had a nice vacation :) neat presentation..

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  4. Amar mashi olkopi diye akta dish banaten tate shudhu dudh , ada bata aar olpo hloud..ki je darun khete hoto....ami konodino oi rokom banate parlam na...tomar ta darun hoeche dekhte...Loved the coasters and the container....

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  5. Never tried cooking turnips..delicious looking curry..interesting recipe.

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  6. I make tikkis of it , never made curry, will surely try now.
    http://realhomecookedfood.blogspot.com

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  7. Looks so yummy!! Nice inviting clicks..

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  8. Looks so tempting.. Loving ur cutleries... Oh and how I would love to have a getaway too... Hope u enjoyed

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  9. Love those bowls and potstands..curry looks delicious,never tried this wid knol-khol

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  10. That's new to me...never tasted that vegetable in life....I am loving pics....and liking that props...

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  11. wow...sounds super good..fantastic cliks
    Tasty Appetite

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  12. Looks so tasty and delcious !!

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  13. Delicious curry. Love it. Looks like you have a great trip.

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  14. I do stir fries with turnips,but never as curry.. Dalna looks simply flavourful and inviting.

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  15. Lovely cutlery set. Never heard about this dish. There is a lot to learn from your blog dear. Really amazing recipes.

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