Olkopir Dalna

Olkopir Dalna a mild and delicious Bengali curry made with kohlrabi,potato and peas.Dalna is thick gravy of seasonal  vegetables seasoned with ground spice mix.This time again I made the recipe from Sandeepas’s space and followed the recipe to the core except I did not add kitchen king masala as I wasn’t having the same.

My husband love Kohlrabi curry and in India I was making it once in a week in the season.Here I was looking for the vegetable since few months but I couldn’t’ find kohlrabi in the Indian grocery store.Finally one day I found them in the store they were not so fresh but I still bought them to make this curry.The whole spices and yogurt tasted awesome in the curry.My in laws are coming in May to visit us and guess what my husband asked them to bring for sure “one bag of fresh kohlarbi”,that much he loves the vegetable..

Blogging Marathon#63 Day 15
Dish-Olkopir Dalna

2 kohlrabi,cut in cubes
2 potatoes,cut in cubes
1/2 cup peas fresh/frozen
2 tomatoes,chopped
1 teaspoon ginger,grated
2 green chillies,chopped

For spice powder

1 teaspoon coriander powder
1 teaspoon cumin powder
1 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/4 cup yogurt
salt to taste

To temper
2 bay leaves
2 cloves
2 cardamom
1 cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
1 tablespoon mustard oil

Few coriander leaves,chopped

In a mixing bowl add yogurt,cumin powder,turmeric,red chilli,coriander powder and salt.Whisk to combine.
Heat oil in a pan and add fenugreek seeds.Stir and add bay leave,cardamom,cloves and cinnamon.
Add ginger ,green chilli and tomatoes.Cook until tomatoes are soft.
Now add potatoes,kohlrabi and green peas.Add 1/2 a cup of water and the yogurt spice mix.Cook covered until vegetables are soft.
Remove from heat and add coped coriander leaves.
Serve hot with rice.

Serve-4 Cooking time-30 minutes

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Sapana Behl

12 comments on “Olkopir Dalna”

  1. Usha says:

    I don't cook kohlrabi but am sure you get this in regular stores. I do not remember where I have seen these but have seen them many times in stores. I never really paid attention as I don't use it in my cooking.

  2. Wow, this olkopir dalna looks prefect to enjoy thoroughly with some rotis. Lovely pick for O Sapana.

  3. Srivalli says:

    Nice pick for O. I have very rarely cooked with this vegetable though it goes very well in kurma. Nice way of making this dish.

  4. The curry looks so delicious. Perfect side for rotis..

  5. Sapna, I think you can find kohlrabi in any American store too but I am not sure about Florida though. I have lived in Florida for a brief period but I wasn't much impressed considering that the Chicago suburbs I live in is like mini India at least with the grocers/restaurants wise. ☺
    I am a big fan of kohlrabi too and loving this version of dalna.

  6. Love those wonderful color combination and the set up. I always prepare kootu or grated curry or kurma with kohalbari. This is a must try recipe.

  7. Looks very flavorful and I am sure it will go well rotis.

  8. We get them in American grocery stores in PA Sapana, dalna looks flavorful and delicious 🙂

  9. Perfect choice for O Sapana!! Loved the chic bowl 🙂

  10. Pavani N says:

    They are usually available in farmers markets Sapana. I cook with it rarely but I see them quite often. This Bengali curry looks delicious.

  11. never knew kohlrabi was used in Indian cooking – I buy all the time and usually just grate into salads – going to have to try one of the Indian recipes using this veggie now

  12. American stores carry kohlrabi in abundance here as well. Lovely recipe with the vegetable. I have myself not cooked much with it.

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