Vegetable Kolhapuri is a vegetarian recipe from the city of Kolhapura in Maharashtra – it includes a mix of vegetables, cashews, chillies and lots of delicious spices. Serve it with rice and you’re in for a treat!
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
2 green cardamom
1 bay leaf
1 cinnamon stick
5 curry leaves
1 large red onion, made into paste
1 tsp salt or as required
1 tsp minced ginger
1 tsp crushed garlic
1 small green chilli, finely chopped
5 tbsp Rasoi Magic Veg Kolhapuri Spice Mix
2 large tomatoes, pureed
1 cup water or veg stock, as required
2 tbsp cashew nuts, boil until soft and make into paste
500g mixed chopped vegetables, frozen or fresh
1 tbsp dried fenugreek leaves
1 bunch fresh coriander leaves, chopped
1 tbsp ghee
4 dried red chillies
Heat oil in a large frying pan, add the cumin seeds, cloves, green cardamom, bay leaf, cinnamon stick and sauté for a few seconds until the flavours are infused in the oil.
Add curry leaves, onion paste, salt and saute well until the onion paste is nicely browned.
Add Rasoi Magic Veg Kolhapuri Spice Mix and tomato puree and mix well. Add water or stock, cover and allow it to cook for 10 minutes.
Remove lid and stir in the cashew nut paste and cook for 10 minutes on low heat. Add the mixed vegetables and mix well. Add a little water or stock to dilute the consistency if thickened and bring the sauce to a boil.
Simmer for 5-10 minutes until the vegetables are cooked through and add fenugreek leaves and mix well.
Stir in the chopped coriander leaves and remove from heat.
Optional step, add ghee in a small pan and fry the dried red chillies for a few seconds and pour this onto the Vegetable Kolhapuri mixture.
To serve, prepare the Ready to Eat MTR Jeera rice according to the packet instructions and serve hot on the side with delicious Vegetable Kolhapuri.