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Kolhapuri Tambda Rassa

Feb 02, 2017







Recreate Kolhapur's fiery and popular tambda rassa in your own kitchen with Roopa's recipe.


    1 tbsp Kolhapuri masala
    2-3 cups mutton stock
    3 tbsp oil
    ½ inch cinnamon
    4-5 black peppercorns
    2-3 cloves
    1 tsp sesame seeds
    1 tsp poppy seeds
    2 medium onions, finely chopped
    1 cup grated dried coconut
    ½ tsp garam masala powder
    ½ teaspoon red chilli powder


1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a non-stick pan. Add cinnamon, peppercorns, cloves, sesame seeds and poppy seeds and sauté well.
2. Add half the onions and sauté till they turn translucent.
3. Add coconut and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat and cool the mixture to room temperature. Grind the cooled mixture with ½ cup water into a fine paste.
4. Pour mutton stock in a deep non-stick pan and place over heat. Sieve the ground paste into the pan and discard the leftover residue.
5. Add garam masala powder, red chilli powder, stir and bring to a boil.
6. To make tempering, heat remaining oil in a non-stick pan. Add remaining onions and Kolhapuri masala and sauté till onions turn golden.
7. Add tempering to rassa and mix well.
8. Serve hot.

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Roopa's biggest inspirations, apart from the women in her family are Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, and the late Tarla Dalal. She has cooked on several TV shows, food challenges and YouTube videos. Learn her recipes on Coastal Kitchen.

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