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Veg Kolhapuri is a spicy mix vegetable preparation. This is very popular dish from Kolhapur city which is situated in the South-west corner of Maharashtra. This is prepared in thick spicy gravy with loads of vegetables!

Preparation time - 30 mts
Cooking time - 30 mts
Serves - 6 people


For Kolhapuri Masala -

  • 4 tsp grated dry coconut,
  • 5 Cloves, 5 Black Pepper,
  • 1"Cinnamon stick,
  • 2 tsp Sesame seeds,
  • 4 Cashew nuts
  • 1 1/2 Big Onion finely chopped
  • 2 tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Cauliflower Florets
  • 1 Potato chopped in small cubes
  • 1/2 cup Carrot cut in to thick slices
  • 1/2 cup Green Pepper cut in to small cubes
  • 1/2 cup Green Peas
  • 1/2 cup paneer cut in small cubes
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp roasted cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
  • Oil 4 tsp
  • Water 1 cup
Veg Kolhapuri


  • To make Kolhapuri masala - Heat pan on a medium high and dry roast whole garam masala, coconut and sesame seeds till coconut gets nice golden color and nice aroma from spices starts to come out.
  • Add kolhapuri masala in a blender, add cashew nuts and water and grind to form a smooth paste.
  • Heat 4 tsp oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and finely chopped onion and saute till onion gets light brown color.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and cook till raw smell from ginger garlic goes away.
  • Add coriander powder and roasted cumin powder, mix and cook for 2 mts.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, mix, add 1/4 cup of water, cover and cook for 5 mts.
  • Add ground paste of Kolhapuri masala, mix and cook for 2 mts.
  • Add red chilli powder and degi mirch powder, mix and cook till oil separates from the spices.
  • Add garam masala, add potatoes, add 1/4 cup of water, mix, cover and cook for 15 mts.
  • Add Cauliflower and cook for 5 mts. Keep on adding small amount of water if you find mixture is getting very dry.
  • Add carrot and green pepper and cook for 7 to 8 mts.
  • Add paneer and green peas, cover and cook for 5 mts.
  • Finally top it with butter for richer taste.

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