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Paneer Kolhapuri
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Paneer kolhapuri Masala

Paneer Kolhapuri masala is a delicious gravy from Maharashtrian cuisine. It uses freshly ground kolhapuri masala.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 180kcal
Author: sharmila kingsly


  • 250 gm Paneer
  • 2 Dried red chilly
  • 1 tap Salt as per taste
  • ½ tsp Red chilly powder
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric powder
  • Asafoetida a pinch
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder

To Grind :

  • 4 Tomatoes Medium sized
  • 2 Green chilly
  • 1 inch piece Ginger
  • ¼ cup Cashew

For Kolhapuri Masala:

  • ½ cup Dry coconut grated
  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 2 tbsp Coriander seeds
  • 2 tsp Sesame seeds
  • tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp Fennel
  • 1 inch piece Cinnamon stick
  • 3 Green cardamom
  • 4 Clove
  • 8 Pepper Corns


  • Take tomatoes, Cashew nuts, Ginger, and Green chilies in a blender and puree them to form a fine paste. No need to add water as the water in the tomatoes is sufficient to grind it. Chop the tomatoes into medium pieces, so that the blender can grind easily.
    Blend tomato , cashew chilli and ginger to a fine paste
  • For the Kolhapuri masala. Dry roast the ingredients under the Kolhapuri masala table. First roast the spices for a min in medium flame
    Roast the spices for Kolhapuri masala
  • Next add in the coconut and roast until it turns slightly golden and aromatic. Let cool it down and then take it in a blender and grind to form a fine paste. You can add little water if required for grinding. Set it aside
    Add Grated coconut
  • Now take a pan add in oil and wait till it becomes hot. Once it’s hot add in the Fennel seeds and Bay leaves. Let them splutter.
    Add Fennel and Bay Leaves
  • Next add the ground tomato puree, Cook in a medium flame until the raw smell leaves.
    Add the prepared tomato puree
  • Then add turmeric powder and Garam masala powder, Chilli powder, Salt.
    Add the spice powders
  • Combine everything and cook until the oil separates. Add little water if needed.
    Cook till oil seperates
  • Now add in the ground Kohlapuri masala and Water. Let it cook for some time on a medium flame for 2 mins.
    Add Kolhapuri masala
  • Now add in the Cubed Paneer pieces and then simmer for 3 mins,
    Add PAneer
  • Add in the sugar and adjust the spices if needed.
    dd sugar and adjust the spices
  • Finally add in finely chopped coriander leaves and switch off the flame.
    Finally garnish with cilantro. Paneer Kolhapuri masala is ready


I used my homemade Paneer for preparing this Recipe.
Tastes good when served with Rotis or any Pulao.


Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.5g | Protein: 4.4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4.2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 297mg | Fiber: 1.9g | Sugar: 4.1g | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg
Keyword Kolhapuri masala
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