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5 from 9 votes

Kolhapuri Masala

A spice mix made with lavangi chilies from Kolhapur, in India.
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Spice Mix
Cuisine: Indian (Maharashtrian)
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 130kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 dry red chillies, use Kolhapuri lavangi chilies if you can find them, or replace with any other hot red chili
  • 1 cup coriander seeds
  • 2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 8 cloves garlic
  • 1 large onion
  • 12 cloves
  • 12 green cardamom pods
  • 1 tbsp black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp mace
  • ¼ cup sesame seeds
  • 1 2- inch piece of cinnamon
  • 4 large bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tbsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp turmeric

Instructions

  • Roast all the ingredients one at a time (except the turmeric), until they are a couple of shades darker and aromatic. Roast the garlic and the onion until dark spots appear, but don't let them burn.
  • Remove everything to a dish to cool, and then place in a blender. Blend into a coarse powder. I sometimes add some coconut milk, blend the masala into a paste and then freeze it.

Nutrition

Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 383mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 5.5mg | Calcium: 260mg | Iron: 6.2mg