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Knol Khol Kurma, Easy noolkol Kurma – turnip kurmafor Chapati

An easy to put recipe for Knol Khol Kurma / noolkol kurma / turnip kurma that can be made in minutes. Perfect side dish for chapati or pulao. Recipe with step by step pictures.

  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x



For the Masala Paste

  • ¼ cup fresh shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon Khus Khus – white poppy seeds
  • 6 Almonds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala or Kurma Masala Powder
  • 6 cloves Garlic
  • ½ inch piece ginger
  • ¼ cup water to grind

Other Ingredients

  • 2 onion, finely chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped (1 cup)
  • 4 medium sized knol khol, diced
  • 2 green chillies
  • ½ cup hot water


  1. Take a two liter cooker and add in the finely chopped onions.
  2. Top it with finely chopped tomatoes, knol khol and green chillies
  3. Grind all the ingredients listed under “masala” to a fine paste. Spread the masala on top of the veggies.
  4. Cook for 4 whistles on medium flame. Let the pressure from the cooker release naturally.
  5. Add in half a cup of hot water to the kurma and mix well.
  6. Serve the Kurma with Dosa or Chapati.


Dont be tempted to add water. The water in the onion, tomatoes and the veggies are enough to cook the kurma. Thats the main thing about OPOS – concentrated flavor.

The term OPOS and One Pot One Shot are registered trademarks owned by Mr.Ramakrishnan. They are used in Kannamma Cooks with prior permission.

  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Tamilnadu
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