Navil kosu palya is a traditional side dish for sambar rice, or goes well with roti’s also, the curry is prepared by adding sambar powder in preparation, it is quick and healthy recipe with simple ingredients, which tastes delicious and a perfect side dish for sambar/rasam with rice. German Turnip in English is Navil kosu in Kannada and Knolkol / Noolkol in Hindi. Turnips are highly nutritious and delicious vegetable.
Navi kosu (turnip) – 2 medium thinly sliced
Mustard – 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves – 1 spring
Sambar powder – 2 -3 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Coconut – 1/4 cup
Coriander – 2- 3 tbs chopped
Oil to fry
Remove the skin of the turnip, slice it thinly as shown in the above image above. Keep all the ingredients ready to start.
Heat a pan by adding oil in it, when it is hot add mustard, allow it to sizzle in oil, add curry leaves, add chopped onion and fry until it turns to translucent.
Add chopped Navil kosu (turnip) into it and fry for 2 – 3 min
Add sambar powder, turmeric and salt to taste. Saute in oil for a minute.
Add 1/2 cup of water and cook it until done, close the lid and cook in a medium flame,
Ensure that the veggies are cooked/done, (if the veggies is not done/cooked properly sprinkle little more water and continue..) bring the curry to boil until the water in the curry must evaporate fully, bring the curry to thick in consistency,
Add grated coconut and coriander, toss it well with the curry, remove from the flame.
Transfer the dish to a serving dish and enjoy as a side dish for roti or rice.
Always select tender and fresh Navil kosu (turnip) to prepare this curry.
Add sambar powder to adjust to your taste and choice.