Vegetable Kolhapuri ( A traditional Maharashtrian mixed vegetable dish )
Posted Mar 03 2009 2:50pm
Serves : Four Time required : 25 minutes
125 g carrots , diced 125 g cauliflower , cut into florets 125 g French beans 125 g fresh mushrooms , quartered 125 g green peas ½ desiccated coconut , roasted till brown Salt to taste Juice of 1 lemon 225 ml water ½ cup oil
6 green chilies , ground to a paste 1 pod garlic , ground to a paste 20 red chillies 10 – 12 black pepper corns 2 cinnamon sticks 5 cloves 1 teaspoon mustard seeds 1teaspoon fenugreek seeds 1teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon shahjeera ( black cumin ) 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 Fry all the spices in 1 teaspoon oil and grind to a fine paste.
2, Heat the remaining oil and shallow fry all the vegetables . Remove from oil , drain and set aside.
3 , In the same oil , sauté the ground paste for a few minutes. Add the fried vegetables and around 220 ml water.
4, Cover and cook on a low heat till the vegetables are cooked and are well coated with the masala. When thoroughly cooked , stir in the roasted coconut and lemon juice. Season to taste. Serve hot.