Olo Kobi Bhaja | Odian Turnip Stir Fry

I know that most of my blogging Marathon friends would have guessed that I would be posting an Oats based dish for the alphabet 'O' today. I wanted to surprise them with a 'non-oats' recipe! And the choice for this alphabet happened by chance!I was browsing to find a recipe for another alphabet and this one popped up!

I put my Oats-Banana Quick Bread in the drafts so that I can share this tasty curry from Odisa.

O - Olo Kobi Bhaja 
Olo Kobi-Turnip Bhaja -Stir fry
Theme - Regional / Odisa

I used:
Adapted from : Odia Kitchen

Turnip- 2 medium sized 
Fresh green peas- a handful
Mustard-1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Bay leaf-1
Salt to taste
Oil-1 tablespoon
Coriander leaves to garnish

For the masala paste :

Oil-1 teaspoon
Garlic-3 cloves,minced
Ginger- 1" piece,minced
Green chilli-2,slit

  1. Heat oil to saute the ingredients for the masala paste. Add all the ingredients and saute till the onion is soft. Cool and grind to a smooth paste. I did not add water. You may sprinkle a little water if needed but the paste should not be watery.
  2. Peel and cut onion, turnip and potato into even sized slices[like you do for french fries].Keep the potato in a bowl of water till you get the other things ready.When you are ready to prepare drain the water and use the potato.
  3. Now for the stir fry, heat oil in a pan and add the mustard and bay leaf.
  4. Add the sliced onion and saute for a few minutes.
  5. Put in the potato,turnip, peas, salt, turmeric powder, masala paste and sprinkle a little water.
  6. Cover and cook till the veggies are soft. Add a few sprinkles of water in between and cook on medium flame and don't forget to stir once in a while.
  7. Remove from heat and serve garnished with coriander leaves.

A good side dish with steamed rice and piping hot rasam...


We had this Olo Kobi Bhaja with Rice,Mixed Vegetable Sambar, Rasam and Curd..

Take a look at the Blogging Marathon page to check out what my friends are cooking in this A- Z series...

Logo courtesy : Preeti
Previously in this series... 

A - Azuki Bean Brownies - Baked
B - Butterfly Pea Flower Drink - Misc. / Thai
C - Congyou Bailuobosi - International / Chinese
D - Dates Cake - Eggless / No milk / No butter!!! - Baked
E - Elaneer Payasam [Tender coconut Kheer] - Regional / Kongunad cuisine
F - Falooda - Ice cream Falooda And Kulfi Falooda - Regional / N.Indian
GGatte Ka Pulao - Regional / Rajastani Cuisine
HHuo Guo - Misc/ Non Food Post / Restaurant Review
I - Italian Bhel Puri Salad - International / Fusion
J - Jui Cai Bing / Chinese Scallion Pancakes  - International / Chinese
K - Kiri bhat and Chilli Sambal - International / Sri Lanka
L-Leprechaun Shake / Shamrock Shake - Misc
M - Mysore Rasam - Regional / Karnataka
N - Nannari Sherbet - Regional / Tamil Nadu

Bon Appetit...

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