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Kolhapuri Masala

Preparation info

  • Makes

    1¼ cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in

660 Curries

By Raghavan Iyer

Published 2008

  • About

Kolhapur, a vibrant community of artists and sportsmen (especially wrestlers) in the western state of Maharashtra, is best known for its hand-sewn, open-toed, flat-bottomed leather sandals known as chappals. Culinarily, the city is overshadowed by its neighbor Ratnagiri, where the world’s best mango, the Alphonso, is grown. Don’t expect that to last much longer, however, because Kolhapur’s bold masala finds its way into many fish, chicken, vegetable, and legume curries.