This is a Kolhapuri dish and like most dishes of those area(atleast the ones I have had) have a high spice quotient, nevertheless I liked this dish and think it is worth sharing.Originally I came across the non veg version of this dish many times on many different blogger spots and in most cases it used Mutton ,which I do not eat.Today when I looked into my refrigerator for something to cook for lunch I could see 2 boxes of mushrooms lying ready to turn its health.So I decided to use them instead of the Mutton in the original recipe I picked from here.http://khaugiri.blogspot.com/2009/03/tambda-rassa-red-mutton-curry.html.
I have also tailored the measurements to my needs and replaces some of the items to my liking ,and also the technique.But the end product was immensely satisfactory and I am happy :).
- About 15 large mushrooms cut in quarters.
- 3tsp grated coconut
- 1/2 tsp Poppy seeds/khus khus
- 1/2 tsp sesame seeds
- 4 red chillies
- 2 cloves
- 1/2 cinnamon stick
- 2 cardamom
- 1 tsp Ginger garlic paste
- 1/2 medium onion from roasting(First sset)
- 1/2 tsp chilly powder
- 1 Medium onion-Finely chopped (Second set)
- pinch of tumeric
- 1/2 onion finely chopped
- pinch of hing/astefotida
- A small bunch of corriander
- salt to taste
- Heat up a pan and in very little oil roast the first set of onion.Remove it to the blender
- In the same pan,lighly fry grated coco nut for less than a mt or till it starts emitting an aroma but does not turn dark brown and never black,put in blender with the onion.
- Then fry items 2-5 one by one and move it to belnder.
- Fry the cloves,cinnamon and cardamom together ,.Add it to above and the chilly powder, blend them all with 1/4 cup water into a smooth paste.
- In pan add some oil and fry the second set of onion till golden brown,add the mushroom and fry for mts.
- Add the ground paste,turmeric,salt and tomatoes and bring to a quick boil.Simmer and let it cook in its juices.
- Blend corriander leaves in bit of water,add it to above and let it cook for some time.
- Sprinkle a bit of hing and switch of stove.
- Serve with roti/rice.