Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Vegetable Kolhapuri




About 5 to 6 years ago, while working in Bangalore, I came across a sales man who was selling some cookbooks. Just out of curiosity, I glanced at those books and I was taken by surprise. He was selling cook books of the master chef Sanjeev Kapoor. It was a set of 8 Vegetarian books ranging from soups, main course, and snacks to desserts. And all these were being offered for just Rs. 300. I immediately bought them. These are one of the first cookbooks I purchased and they are my priced possession. I came home all happy with my purchase and decided to cook something for dinner from one of the books. And I prepared this Vegetable Kolhapuri. The result was very good. Since then I have prepared this recipe and many others from these books and they always turn out really nice.

Today’s recipe is one which makes use of lots of fresh veggies, and freshly ground spices. A perfect accompaniment with rotis, bursting with flavors; the original recipe called for much more spice but I have reduced it to suit our taste buds. Now don't let the long list of ingredients bother you. They are all things which you use on a regular basis and am sure you'll have it in your pantry. So give it a try friends.



What you’ll need

  1. Carrot – 1 Medium, cut into small cubes
  2. Potato – 1 medium, cut into small cubes
  3. Cauliflower – 8 to 10 florets
  4. French Beans – 6 to 8, cut into half inch long pieces
  5. Green Peas – ¼ cup
  6. Onion – 2 Large, finely chopped
  7. Ginger – ½ inch piece, grated
  8. Tomatoes – 2 Large, ground into a paste
  9. Dry Coconut Scraped – ¼ cup
  10. Oil – 4 tbsp
  11. Red Chilli Powder – ½ tsp
  12. Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
  13. Salt to taste
  14. Cloves – 3
  15. Peppercorns – 5 to 6
  16. Coriander Seeds – 1 tsp
  17. Dried Red Chillies – 2 to 3

For the Kolhapuri Garam Masala
  1. Saunf (Fennel) – ½ tsp
  2. Cinnamon – a small piece
  3. Cumin Seeds – ½ tsp
  4. Bay Leaves – 1
  5. Black Cardamom – 1
  6. Peppercorns – 5 to 6


Method
  1. Boil the vegetables carrot, potatoes, cauliflower, beans and peas till done. Make sure they don’t get too soft, else they will be mushy.
  2. Heat a kadai, dry roast all the ingredients of the Kolhapuri masala and grind into a powder. Keep aside.
  3. Heat another Kadai, with 2 tbsp of oil. Add grated, dry coconut, cloves, peppercorns, coriander seeds and red chilly. Fry till the coconut becomes brown.
  4. Add half of the chopped onions and fry till they turn light brown. Grind everything into a paste using little water. Keep aside.
  5. Heat remaining oil in another kadai. Add remaining chopped onions and sauté till they turn light brown.
  6. Next add the grated ginger and fry for another minute.
  7. Next add the tomato paste and fry till oil separates.
  8. Now add the red chilli powder, turmeric powder, masala paste fry for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  9. Add the boiled vegetables and salt to taste.  Add water if required. Mix well and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes. Sprinkle Kolhapuri Garam Masala and mix well.



Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with rotis.

29 comments:

DivyaGCP said...

Colorful and flavorful side dish.. Looks so delicious.. Love the clicks..

Vimitha Anand said...

Looks so inviting. Loved the freshly ground masala dear

Hema said...

Veryolorful dish, even I have the set of books, bought it from a salesman in Chennai..

Amuthis Kitchen said...

Looks colorful Kaveri! Delicious. I too used collect lots of cook books from T Nagar...

Priti S said...

Looks very colorful and yum ....

Vidhya said...

I am always on a look out for veggie and flavor loaded curries and this sounds perfect.Will try this out tomorrow for dinner and let you know how it turned out.

Sangeetha Priya said...

Colorful n very healthy combo, delicious!!!

Priya said...

Very tempting and delicious medley of veggies, with some rotis i can happily have this delicious side dish.

Sona S said...

Curry looks absolutely yummy and very healthy too with all those fresh veggies, must try it..

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Archana said...

Awesome kolhapuri!You have a set of Sanjeev Kapoor's recipes lucky you.

Roshni said...

Love this curry.. I made this from my Tarla Dalal book :-) Love your presentation

Priya R said...

Lovely and colorful veg side :) love the simplicity in your clicks too

WeR SAHM said...

delicious combo with rice n pulao...

Uma Ramanujam said...

Good recipe for the people like me who really hunt for some good side dish for chapathi. you lucky to get all the cookbooks just for Rs.300..

Nalini's Kitchen said...

Curry looks so colorful and perfect with rotis.....

Sangeetha said...

U r so lucky that u got nice cooking books of Master Chef,for affordable price...very aromatic and delicious preparation...thanks for sharing this great recipe, inviting pics!

Vidya Chandrahas said...

Looks very delicious and flavorful.

Rashida Shaikh said...

They are inviting me, lovely presentation.

Suja Manoj said...

Flavorful and yummy curry,perfect with rotis.

divya said...

looks so gorgeous.

Anu said...

Perfect for rotis

Julie said...

Lovely flavors,Kaveri..love to have with chapathis!!
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Swathi Iyer said...

Vegetable kolhapuri looks delicious Kaveri, love to have with your perfect chapathi.

Maha Gadde said...

helathy n yummy.best vth rotis

Jeyashrisuresh said...

Very nice and yummy side dish for roti. Love ur version and clicks

Biny's Recipes said...

really gud recipe...will try it out

Nagashree said...

I have seen those SK books, don't have them myself. Such a bargain at Rs 300. Delicious Veg kohlapuri with rotis.

Rita Bose said...

Delicious vegetable kolhapuri recipe! Thanx for sharing! Do visit my space at- http://rita-bose-cooking.com/

Reshmi Mahesh said...

A delicious combo of spices and veggies...Love this with chapthis...Looks yumm///

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