Navil kosu palya I Knol khol curry recipe

Preparation Time : 10 min Cooking Time : 10 min Serves : 4

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 Knol khol / Noolkol in Hindi. Turnips are highly nutritious and delicious vegetable. 


Navi kosu (Knol khol ) – 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 Knol khol /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.


Notes – 

Always select tender and fresh Navil kosu (turnip) to prepare this curry.

Add sambar powder to adjust to your taste and choice.





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9 Responses to “Navil kosu palya I Knol khol curry recipe”

  1. Arathi says:

    Your palya recipe sounds delicious. However, your main ingredient Navil Kosu is called Knol Knol in English. Turnip belongs to the daikon or radish family and is less pungent than your average Moolangi.

  2. Vidya says:

    I wanted to do something with navil kosu. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Venkat says:

    We are trying this recipe tonight. Will provide our experiment results after its done. 😉 anyway thanks for the post.


  4. Uma says:

    Hello Usha, I tried this recipe today. It has come out really well.Thanks for sharing your recipes with us. Instructions and pictures are very easy to follow. Looking forward to trying all your veg recipes. Keep up the good work :)

    Very nicely done website.
    Thank you.

  5. Ramya says:

    Thank u so much for this recipe, turnips have turned from most hated vegetable to everyones favourite now

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