Spicy Kohlrabi

Kohlrabi is an unsual vegetable which isn’t well known. You’ve probably seen at at the green grocers but have never know what to do with it. Well, here’s an easy and flavour vegetarian recipe with kohlrabi as the star.

Serves 4

1,3 kg kohlrabi
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 heaped teaspoon turmeric
3 cloves garlic
1 red chilli pepper
6-8 tomatoes
small bunch coriander
300 g basmati rice
4 Tablespoons olive oil
salt and pepper

Bring a small pot of salted water to the boil for the rice. Slice the ends off the kohlrabi and peel. Cut each into 8 pieces. Finely slice the chilli into rings and finely chop the garlic. Cube the tomatoes.

Heat a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add 4 tablespoons olive oil to the pan, followed by the chilli pepper and garlic. Fry briefly and then add the kohlrabi. Fry for 1 minute. Add the cubed tomatoes.

Add the cumin seeds and turmeric, a pinch of salt and 150 ml water to the pan. Cover with a lid and cook gently for 20-30 minutes until the kohlrabi is tender (the point of a knife should pierce through easily).

Add the rice to the small pan and boil for 8-10 minutes. Drain off the water and keep the rice warm.

Finely chop the coriander and stir half through the rice. Place the rice in a serving bowl.

Divide the spicy kohlrabi between 4 plates. Scatter with the remaining coriander and serve the rice on the side.

We, the Amsterdam Flavours chefs, hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. If you have any questions on how to prepare it or just want to send us your feedback, you can reach us here Contact Amsterdam Flavours