Basic Kolhapuri Gravy

Basic Kolhapuri Gravy

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Hailing from the Kolhapur region as the name suggests, this is a medium spicy gravy with the enticing tang of tomatoes and the crunch of sautéed onions.

Cashews give the gravy a rich flavour and mouth-feel, while a horde of spice powders and pastes, including a special Malvani Masala, give the Basic Kolhapuri Gravy a brilliant flavour. Being a tangy and medium-spicy one, this gravy is quite versatile and goes well with a range of vegetables, paneer and beans too.

Basic Kolhapuri Gravy recipe - How to make Basic Kolhapuri Gravy

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 1.5 cups
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  1. Combine the tomatoes, cashews, kashmiri red chillies and 2 tbsp of water in a mixer and blend till smooth. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil and butter in a deep non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds, bayleaf, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  3. Add the garlic paste, ginger paste and green chilli paste and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  4. Add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the tomatoes- cashew mixture, chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala, malvani masala and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 8 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Use as required or cool completely and store in an air-tight container in the freezer for 2 weeks.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per cup
Energy250 cal
Protein3.5 g
Carbohydrates13.5 g
Fiber3.1 g
Fat20.1 g
Cholesterol20 mg
Sodium89.8 mg


Basic Kolhapuri Gravy
 on 20 May 17 07:39 PM

What is Malvani masala. What is d ingredients
Tarla Dalal
22 May 17 09:32 AM
   Hi Sri, Malvani masala comes from Malvan a town in the Sindhudurg district on the west coast of Maharashtra but being on coastal area in konkon malvani cuisine is infused from Konkani, Maharastrian and Goan cuisines and that''s the reason most of the Malvani cuisine used coconut, coconut milk, tamarind, mango, kokam etc. Malvani masala is like garam masala made in Malvan region. Ingredients like whole garam masala cloves, cardamom, dry red chillies,nutmeg, staranise etc. the list is too big. Happy Cooking!!!
Basic Kolhapuri Gravy
 on 19 May 16 05:26 PM

Basic Kholapuri gravy.. really nice recipe.. i have made one more batch of this gravy and stored it in the deep freezer.. for my next use.. Thank you for this prefect recipe..