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Kohlrabi sidedish(Navalkola sukke)

A sweetish spicy kohlrabi cooked in a coconut masala.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 3 -4


  • 3 cups Kohlrabi Navalkolu/navilkosu(cut into small pieces)
  • 1/2 cup onion cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup coconut fresh or frozen
  • 4-5 red chilies
  • 1/2 tea spn coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tea spn urad dal
  • 1/2 tea spn tamarind
  • 1/2 tea spn jaggery
  • Oil
  • Salt


  • Cut Kohlrabi in small pieces. If the skin is thick and hard, peel it, otherwise use with skin.
  • Cook Kohlrabi in cooker.
  • Heat 1/2 tea spn of oil and fry coriander seeds and urad dal.
  • Grind them with coconut, red chillies and tamarind by adding just sufficient water(do not make the masala too watery).
  • Heat remaining oil and fry onion.
  • Add cooked kohlrabi and ground masala, jaggery.
  • Add salt and cook till masala is done and the dish becomes almost dry.
  • Serve as a side dish with rice and dal/gravy or with chapati.