kohlrabi with prawns

Kohlrabi with prawns| ol kopi chingri recipe

Kohlrabi also called nol kohl and ol kopi in Bengali is a vegetable belonging to cruciferous family like cauliflower and cabbage. The word kohlrabi is derived from the German words "kohl", meaning cabbage, and "rube", which means turnip.They taste like the stalks  or stems of cauliflower or cabbage and  I find them very delicious in curries. Before cooking you have to remove the green fibrous coating  with a knife and chop into cubes like potatoes. We Bengalis cook it the vegetarian way as well as with prawns.They are a Winter seasonal vegetable predominantly found in Hilly areas.

kohlrabi with prawns

Benefits of Kohlrabi

  1.  They are rich in antioxidants
  2. Rich in Vitamin C
  3. Easy to digest ,improve gut health
  4.  Kohlrabi contains  plant compounds called glucosinolates and isothiocyanates, whose  intake lowers the risk of heart diseases.
  5.  It is low in carbs and calories
  6.  Eating kohlrabi helps individuals to stay healthy and protects against colon and prostate cancer.[ref]
  7. Beneficial for Diabetes.


Kohlrabi with prawns| ol kopi chingri recipe

Its a spicy Indian curry with kohlrabi, potatoes and prawns


  • 1 kohlrabi cut into cubes
  • 1 potato cubed
  • 500 gm prawns
  • 3 inch ginger
  • 1 cinnamon
  • 3 to 4 green cardamom
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 cup mustard oil
  • 1 to mato
  • 2 green chilies
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • salt to taste
  • sugar to taste


  1. Deep fry the kohlrabi and potatoes in mustard oil till golden
  2. marinate the prawns in turmeric and salt
  3. shallow fry till opaque
  4. make a paste of tomato, green chilies and ginger
  5. heat mustard oil
  6. fry the whole spices
  7. Add the tomato paste and saute
  8. Add the powdered spices
  9. Add the vegetables and cook till tender
  10. Add 1 cup of water and cover cook
  11. when the potatoes, kohlrabis are soft, add prawns
  12. Add salt and sugar
  13. Break some green chilies
  14. Serve hot with rice


Kohlrabi prawns | Indrani's Kitchen
Kohlrabi prawns | Indrani's Kitchen

Prawns are cooked with kolhlrabi ,which is also known as nol kohl in a traditional spicy Bong curry without onion and garlic


Indrani Sen is a teacher,lecturer in Information Technology/Computer Science for the past 12 years. She has authored 4 text books in Information Technology.
She is passionate about cooking and loves to blog about food and travel.This blog is like my baby as I have built it from scratch by myself with little help from colleagues ,friends and of course Google.

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