Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Kolhapuri Kat Vada / Spicy Curry with Batata Vada

Time 40 min
Smashed boiled potato 1/4 cup
Chopped onion 3 big size
Chopped tomato 1 big size
Masala paste : smooth paste in grinder: 1 tbsp fresh coconut + 3/4 inch ginger + 4-5 garlic cloves + 1 tsp dry roasted  sesame seeds + 1/2 tsp dry roasted poppy seeds tbsp
Red chili powder / Kolhapuri kanda lasun masala 3 tsp
Chili ppowder 1tsp
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Garam masala 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves 4-5
Water 4-5 cups
Coriander 1 tsp for garnishing
Oil 3 tbsp
Salt to taste

Heat 1 tsp oil in kadai add onions, fry till it turns golden brown in colour. Make smooth paste in blender. Also make tomato puree in blender. 
In the same kadai add remaining oil, add curry leaves, masala paste and onion paste fry for 2-3 min. Then add chili powder and kanda lasun masala, fry for 3-4 min till it leaves oil. Then add tomato puree. Mix well. Add water and smashed potato paste. Stir well. Add garam masala and salt. Mix well. Simmer for 10 min. You may add more water as per your requirement. Kat is usually very watery. Switch off the flame. Serve with Vada or it can be added to sprouted matki usal and have it with bread like misal.


Kat is actually a kolapuri dish and served with vada or misal.

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