How to Make Restaurant-Style Veg Kolhapuri Curry

Updated on March 25, 2018
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Veggie Kolhapuri Curry
Veggie Kolhapuri Curry

Hot, Spicy, and Delicious

I always like to make mixed-vegetable dishes. They are versatile and delicious. I believe that they are more healthy due to the many nutrients packed in varieties of veggies used.

Veggie kolhapuri is a thick and spicy side dish that you can serve with flatbread, roti, chapati, or fried rice. This curry is a perfect combination of veggies and spices. It is a popular dish in Indian restaurants.

You can easily make a similar dish at home. Homemade dishes are better than the restaurant ones, as we cook them with less oil and fewer spices.

For this particular curry, you can use vegetables of your choice. Even the ingredients for the gravy is flexible here. It took me about 35 minutes to make this side dish for four people.

Here, I share the detailed veg kolhapuri recipe with you.

5 stars for How to Make Veg Kolhapuri Curry

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: Serves four people

Ingredients

  • 1 big bowl mixed vegetables, cubed, I used kohlrabi, French beans, carrots, capsicum
  • 1/2 cup onions, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup tomatoes, ripe, sour type, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 10 cashew nut pieces, optional, gives thickness and rich flavor to the gravy
  • 2 tsp poppy seeds
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 inch ginger, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 2 cloves
  • 1/2 inch cinnamon
  • 4 dry red chilies, broken
  • 2 tbsp fresh green coriander, finely chopped, for garnishing
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1/4 tsp sugar, to balance the taste
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or as per taste

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images For Making Restaurant-Style Veg Kolhapuri Curry

  1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in cloves, cinnamon, ginger, garlic, coriander seeds, poppy seeds, broken red chilies, and cashew nuts.
  2. Saute on a low fire till they turn golden. Collect them in a mixer or blender.
  3. In the same pan, add onions. Saute till they become transparent.
  4. Throw in tomatoes. Continue sauteing till they become a little mushy. Transfer the contents to the same mixer jar.
  5. Add remaining oil to the pan. Throw in all the veggies. Add some salt. Saute for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add a cup of water. Cover the pan. Cook them until the veggies are soft yet retain crunchiness.
  7. In the mean while, add grated coconut to the mixer jar. Grind all the items together, adding some water to get a smooth sauce.
  8. Transfer it to the pan. Stir well. Keep the heat low. Saute for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Now, add a cup of water. Bring the mix to a nice boil. Simmer for 2 minutes.
  10. This curry should be thick. Add water to get the right consistency. Throw in remaining salt. Add sugar. Mix well.
  11. Turn off the heat. Garnish the curry with finely chopped fresh green coriander. Your favorite veg kolhapuri is now ready to serve!
  12. Serve this hot curry with flat breads, roti, fried rice, chapati, etc. Enjoy eating this delicious restaurant-style side dish.

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Step one: Keep the ingredients handyStep two: Saute the spices and cashew nuts in some oil as per instructions.Roast them till they turn golden. Collect them in a mixer/blender.Step three: Saute onions in the same pan. Fry till they become transparent.Step four: Add tomatoes. Stir-cook till they loose their raw smell. Add the contents to the same mixer/blender.Contents in the mixer/blenderStep five: Add grated coconut. Grind the contents, adding enough water to get a smooth sauce.The gravy sauceStep six: Add remaining oil to the same pan. Saute the veggies for 3 minutes. Add some water. Throw in some salt. Cover the pan and cook till the veggies are soft yet crunchy.Step seven: Add gravy sauce to the pan. Stir-cook for 2 minutes.Step eight: Add some water, remaining salt, and sugar. Bring the mix to a nice boil. Simmer for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat.Your favorite veg kolhapuri is ready! Serve it hot accompanied with flat breads, roti, chapati, or fried rice. Enjoy the yummy taste!
Step one: Keep the ingredients handy
Step one: Keep the ingredients handy
Step two: Saute the spices and cashew nuts in some oil as per instructions.
Step two: Saute the spices and cashew nuts in some oil as per instructions.
Roast them till they turn golden. Collect them in a mixer/blender.
Roast them till they turn golden. Collect them in a mixer/blender.
Step three: Saute onions in the same pan. Fry till they become transparent.
Step three: Saute onions in the same pan. Fry till they become transparent.
Step four: Add tomatoes. Stir-cook till they loose their raw smell. Add the contents to the same mixer/blender.
Step four: Add tomatoes. Stir-cook till they loose their raw smell. Add the contents to the same mixer/blender.
Contents in the mixer/blender
Contents in the mixer/blender
Step five: Add grated coconut. Grind the contents, adding enough water to get a smooth sauce.
Step five: Add grated coconut. Grind the contents, adding enough water to get a smooth sauce.
The gravy sauce
The gravy sauce
Step six: Add remaining oil to the same pan. Saute the veggies for 3 minutes.
Step six: Add remaining oil to the same pan. Saute the veggies for 3 minutes.
Add some water. Throw in some salt. Cover the pan and cook till the veggies are soft yet crunchy.
Add some water. Throw in some salt. Cover the pan and cook till the veggies are soft yet crunchy.
Step seven: Add gravy sauce to the pan. Stir-cook for 2 minutes.
Step seven: Add gravy sauce to the pan. Stir-cook for 2 minutes.
Step eight: Add some water, remaining salt, and sugar. Bring the mix to a nice boil. Simmer for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat.
Step eight: Add some water, remaining salt, and sugar. Bring the mix to a nice boil. Simmer for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat.
Your favorite veg kolhapuri is ready! Serve it hot accompanied with flat breads, roti, chapati, or fried rice. Enjoy the yummy taste!
Your favorite veg kolhapuri is ready! Serve it hot accompanied with flat breads, roti, chapati, or fried rice. Enjoy the yummy taste!
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 180
Calories from Fat27
% Daily Value *
Fat 3 g5%
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 14 g5%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 4 g16%
Protein 6 g12%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 62 mg3%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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