II Kohlapuri RassaII

Kohlapur is a town near Mumbai (Bombay), famous for its fiery, dried chilies and powdered chilies. This is one of the most popular recipe from this place.

Ingredients: ( Serves : 4)

For Marinade :

  • 2/3rd cup curd / plain yogurt
  • 2tsp minced ginger
  • 2tsp minced garlic
  • 1tsp cayenne powder
  • 1tsp garam masala powder
  • 1tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste 

For Curry :

  • 11/4th pound lean lamb (trimmed and cubed)
  • 2 Onions (finely chopped)
  • 1 tomato (chopped)
  • 3 cups fresh coconut (grated)
  • 1-inch piece of cinnamon 
  • 6 cloves
  • 8-10 black peppercorns (crushed)
  • 1tsp aniseed 
  •  2/3 cup oil

Preperation :

  • Mix all marinade ingredients and add lamb pieces. Stir well and set aside for 30 minutes.
  • Heat 2tbsp. oil in a heavy pan and add cinnamon, cloves, peppercorns and aniseed. Sauté for a minute and add onions and fry till golden and add coconut. Sauté until brown. Add chopped tomatoes and stir and take off from the heat.  Allow to cool.
  • Grind the mixture in a processor.
  • Heat the remaining oil and add marinaded lamb pieces and marinade mixture and add little water, cover and cook until done.
  • Now add the grinded mixture and simmer for 5-6 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  • Serve hot with boiled rice.