How to make Kashmiri style Kadam(kohlrabi)

What is Kohlrabi(Kadam)?

Kohlrabi is a biennial plant that is usually grown as a cool-season annual. The waxy lobed or wavy leaves emerge from the swollen stem and feature long petioles (leaf stems). The edible stem can be green, white, or purple, depending on the variety. Most people eat it raw as well as cooked because both are absolutely fine.

Benefits of Kadam(Kohlrabi)

Kadam is not only great in taste but is also healthy for our body as it is packed with nutrients that are linked to various health benefits. It’s a good source of fiber, which is important for a healthy gut and proper digestion. Plus, its many nutrients and plant compounds support your immune system and may lower your risk of heart disease, certain cancers, and inflammation.

  • May prevent in Anemia.
  • May improve Bone strength.
  • Aid in Eye Care.
  • May Boost energy level.
  • May aid in weight loss.

About Kashmiri Kohlrabi (kadam) recipe

Kashmiris have a variety of delicious vegetarian dishes that are rich and aromatic. They use vegetables in season, which require minimal seasoning to bring out their best recipes. Kohlrabi is the most widely used vegetable in Kashmiri cuisine after lotus stem. This is an easy-to-make recipe that is mostly made at the time of winter because the vegetables are the freshest and green at that time of the year.

If you are also a lover of green leafy vegetables then you must add this recipe to your list as it is totally worth it. It has a very different and unique taste-making is so delicious from the others. This is an Indian vegetarian recipe that has many different ways to make it but I personally prefer making it in its own way because authenticity is always the best no matter what. This vegan recipe will make you fall in love with itself on the very first attempt of making it and don’t worry you don’t need any professional hand for it.

This recipe needs basic spices which you can easily find at your home. This is my way of making this heavenly tasty recipe I would really recommend each and every one of you to make it and enjoy it with your family. Hope you like my way of making it do share the recipe with your friends and family too.

Serve it hot with Rice or Roti etc…


Down below I have shown you stepwise instructions of how to make delicious Kashmiri style Kadam:

Taking washed kadam for making Kashmiri style Kadam(Kohlrabi).
Take kohlrabi wash it properly.
Cutting out the top part.
Cut the top part of every kohlrabi as it is soft into two halves from the center.
Peeling of the hard skin gently.
Now it’s time to nicely pell off the rest of the skin of every piece making sure that all the hard shell is gone.
Cutting them into pieces.
Cut them into pieces or in any shape you prefer.
Frying our chopped kadam nicely until they turn reddish brown.
It’s time to fry our sliced kohlrabi(Kadam). This looks done now as we see that the kohlrabi has started to get reddish-brown
Perfectly Fried Kadam required for making Kashmiri style kadam(Kohlrabi).
It’s time to take them out that’s how they look.
Adding spices into oil.
Now, will add oil, Asafoetida(heeng), cloves, Kashmiri Mirch, Cumin seeds, and mix them all together.
Adding leaves and soft chopped parts.
To it, we will add top soft chopped parts of kohlrabi with leaves mix them together with the ingredients.
Let's roast them for a while.
Now we’ll let it roast for some time.
Adding spices, fried Kadam.
We’ll be adding crushed black cardamom and cloves to it. Also, we will add salt, Kashmiri red chili powder, and fried kohlrabi.
Adding ginger powder and fennel powder to it.
Now add ginger powder and fennel powder to it.
Adding water to our veggies for that perfect gravy for that Kashmiri style Kadam(Kohlrabi).
Time to add our water cover and let it cook.
Our Kashmiri style Kadam(Kohlrabi) is ready.
Our Kashmiri style Kadam(kohlrabi) is ready.
Kashmiri style kadam (kohlrabi)

Kashmiri style kadam (kohlrabi)

No ratings yet
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine northindia
Servings 4 people


  • Frying pan
  • Pan


  • Kohlrabi(Kadam)
  • Oil
  • Asafoetida(Heeng)
  • Cloves
  • Kashmiri Mirch
  • Cumin seeds
  • Black cardamom Crushed
  • Cloves Crushed
  • Salt
  • Kashmiri Red chili powder
  • Ginger powder
  • Fennel powder


  • Preparation
    -Take few kohlrabi(Kadam).
    -Wash it and cut the top part slice it into two and keep it aside.
    -Then take the rest of Kadam and peel of the skin nicely.
    -Cut it nicely into pieces.
  • Cooking
    -It's time to fry them.
    -Take a pan.
    -Add oil to it.
    -To it add diced Kadam(Kohlrabi) and let it fry nicely.
    -As it starts to turn reddish-brown take them out.
    -Take another pan and some oil in it.
    -To it add Asafoetida(Heeng), Cloves, Kashmiri Mirch, and Cumin seeds.
    -To it add leaves of Kohlrabi(Kadam).
    -Give it a mix.
    -To it add crushed Cardamom, cloves, Salt, Kashmiri red chili powder, and fried Kadam.
    -Mix all the ingredients nicely.
    -To it add ginger powder, Fennel powder and mix it properly.
    -Add some water to it.
    -Let's cover it and cook it for a while.
    -Open the lid.
    -Kashmiri style Kadam(kohlrabi) is ready.


Keyword kadam, Kashmiri style kadam (kohlrabi), kohlrabi
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!