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Thursday, November 13, 2008

RM#2 : Day 13 Nool kol chutney (ganth gobhi chutney)

Nool kol or Ganth Gobhi is one type of turnip. It is my father's favourite veg. In India I never used it much other than to make sambhar. It is a seasonal vegetable in India and available for a very short period. I don't know if all of you know what it is. So I searched for it in Wikipedia and got the names for it in other languages too.
Assamese "Olkobi" , Bengali "ওলকপি" (Olkopi), Hindi "गांठ-गोभी" (ganth-gobhi), Kannada "Navil Kos", Marathi "Naval Kol / khaval ", Punjabi/dogri "Kadam" , Tamil "Nool Kol".

Here we get it very commonly. So I keep experimenting with this. Here I came up with a chutney made from Nool Kol. 
 
Ingredients
Nool Kol (Ganth Gobi) - 1 big
Onion - 2 big
Tamarind - lemon size
Mustard - 1 t.sp
Red chilli - 4 to 5 
Channa dal - 1 tb.sp
Urad dal - 1 tb.sp
Tomato - 1 big (optional)
Coconut - 2 tb.sp
Coriander Leaves - a little (optional)
Curry leaves (optional)
Method
Peel the skin of the nool kol and cut them into small cubes. Chop the onions and tomatoes (if you are using it, I did not use tomatoes here). Heat about 1 t.sp of oil in a kadai. Splutter the mustard and then add the urad dal, channa dal, red chilli, curry leaves. Keep it aside. Then again heat 1 tb.sp oil in the same kadai and add onions and fry till translucent. Add tomatoes and cook till soft and then add the diced nool kol. And salt and cook till becomes soft on medium. Then add the coconut and coriander leaves and mix it well. Now let this mixture. After it cools down, put the veg mix in the mixer and make a smooth paste of it. When it becomes a smooth paste then add the dal - chilli mix which we had let to cool and run the mixer again. See to it that it should not become a smooth paste again. It should be little coarse. Eat it with idli/dosa.

Don't forget to see what the RM runners are cooking today.
1) DK

2) Siri

3) Srivalli

4) Ranji

5)PJ

6)Curry Leaf

7)Medha

8)Priya

9)Bhawna

10)Raaji

11)Ruchii

12)Anu

13)Kamala

14)Roopa

15)Divya Kudua

16)Rekha

17)Divya M

18)Lakshmi

19)Raaga

20)Sripriya

21)Viji

22)Kamalika

23)Pavani

24)Karuna

25)Roochi