February 13, 2012

How to make Veg. Kolhapuri

Learn how to make Veg. Kolhapuri. Indian food is known for its good variety of tastes. Indian food is famous all over the world, mainly due to the distinct taste and variety in cuisines it has to offer. It is usually found that food lovers want to taste the delicacies around the world but don't have enough options to choose from their favourite recipes.

 Some simple foods can make a world of difference and spice up entire dish. I always believe that the best things in life are always the simple food.
As we all know Veg. Kolhapuri is a great mixture of lots of vegetables. So, enjoy this homemade recipe. 

Preparation time - 15 minutes
Cooking time - 20 minutes
Serves - 4 persons

Ingredients to make Veg. Kolhapuri:

1 medium carrot dies cut
1/2 cup cauliflower
1 potato dies cut
8 to 10 french beans
1/4 cup paneer cubes
1/4 cup green peas
1 teaspoon ginger paste
1 teaspoon garlic paste
2 onions finely chopped
2 tomatoes finely chopped
3 tablespoon oil
1/4 cup grated dry coconut
1/4 teaspoon fresh clove powder
1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds powder
1 small piece cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds 
8 to 10 black pepper 
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
2 dry red chilli
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon garam masala powder

For garnishing:

Grated Paneer

Method to make Veg Kolhapuri:

  • Parboil carrots, potato, cauliflower, french beans and green peas. Keep aside.
  • Grind ginger and garlic to a fine paste. Keep a side.
  • Heat oil in a non stick pan, add coconut, cloves, black pepper, poppy seeds, coriander seeds and red chilies. fry for 2 minutes. Add 2 table spoons of chopped onion and cook for 2 minutes again. 
  • Let it cool at room temp. Grind to a paste.  Keep aside.
  • In another pan again heat oil and add remaining onion and saute till light brown.
  • Add ginger garlic paste and cook for 2 minutes or till the mixture is light brown.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, chili powder, turmeric powder and masala paste. Add 1/2 cup water and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add par boiled vegetables, paneer and salt to taste. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes at low flame. At last sprinkle garam masala powder and mix well.
  • Garnish with grated paneer.
  • Hot and tempting Veg. Kolhapuri is ready to serve. 
  • Serve it with Indian bread like roti, naan, kulcha etc.
Variations for making Veg. Kolhapuri:
  • Selected vegetables can be added or omitted.
  • Proportion of the vegetables can be changed as per requirement.
  • Cottage cheese can be added with vegetables. In that case garnishing can be done with grated cheese or paneer.

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