Monday, July 9, 2012

KOLHAPURI MASALA


If you are a spicy food lover go for this masala... make some spicy dishes with it and enjoy. I usually get my masala from Kolhapur. Now since I am not in India I had to make it at home... well home made is good to for its fresh flavours.

Ingredients:
Cloves ............... 12
Cinnamon ........ 2 inch piece
Black pepper .... 1/2 tsp.
Mace .................. 1 full piece
Coriander seeds ..1 tsp.
Bay leaf ............... 1
Poppy seeds.......... 2 tsp. (Khus khus)
Cumin seeds .......... 1/4 tsp.
Fennel seeds .......... 1/2 tsp. (saunf)
Star anise ................ 1 piece
Cardamoms ............ 2-3
Dry red chillies ........ 7-8
Dry coconut ............. 1 tbsp. (Dessicated)
Oil to roast ............ 1tsp.

Method:
Roast and dry grind to a coarse powder.
This is a closer version of the Kolhapuri masala. The original one has few more spices, which are difficult to get outside Maharashtra. However this spice blend is equally good for Kolhapuri dishes.

18 comments:

  1. home made masala shobha

    this is good one

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  2. i always prefer to use home made masala.. it gives different taste and aroma..

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  3. thanks for sharing the recipe in making masala. This will save me from searching for it as it's not sold commonly here except in the specialty shop.

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    1. That's true.. better make at home fresh before use or make enough for a month and store it.

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  4. Homemade masalas are always best..

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  5. Always great to have home made masala, this is awesome

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  6. Loved all your powders or masalas.

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  7. Liking all your the masala powder..:-) I must make them and will give title SHOBHA's MASALA :-)

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