Kanda Lasun Masala- Secret of Kolhapuri cuisine
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 500grams
  • Dry roasted Ingredients: 200 gram dried kashmiri red chilies
  • Dry roasted Ingredients: 100 gram dried byadagi red chilies
  • Dry roasted Ingredients: 3-4 bay leaf
  • Dry roasted Ingredients: 2 tbsp cumin seeds
  • Dry roasted Ingredients: 1 tbsp white sesame seeds
  • Dry roasted Ingredients: 1 tbsp coriander seeds
  • Dry roasted Ingredients: 1 tsp black cumin seeds
  • Dry roasted Ingredients: Sea Salt
  • Fried Ingredients: 75 grams desiccated dry coconut
  • Fried Ingredients: 1tbsp peppercorn
  • Fried Ingredients: 10 black cardamom
  • Fried Ingredients: 1 tbsp cloves
  • Fried Ingredients: 1 tbsp dried lichen
  • Fried Ingredients: 1 tbsp star anise
  • Fried Ingredients: 1 tsp Nagkesar (Cassia Buds)
  • Fried Ingredients: 1 tsp asafoetida
  • 250 grams Onion sliced lengthwise
  • 40 gram cloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • Cooking Oil
  1. We will dry roast the ingredients.In a large pan, add byadagi red chilies.Dry roast until aroma emanates from the roasted chilies.We have roasted chilies for 3 mins on medium heat.Remove the roasted chilies from pan
  2. Roast Kashmiri chilies in batches.
  3. Dry roast the remaining ingredients in a pan.Roast bay leaf until it gets slightly brown,cumin seeds,Black cumin seeds,Whole coriander seeds,White sesame seeds.Allow the dry roasted spices to cool down. Let's start frying the ingredients.
  4. For frying the ingredients, heat 2-3 tbsp cooking oil in a pan.Add desiccated dried coconut to pan.Roast until it gets golden brown.Remove roasted coconut from the pan.
  5. Heat 2-3 tsp oil in a pan.Add cloves and fry. Fry Star anise,black peppercorn,Dried Lichen,Cassia Buds.Add black cardamom.Crack open black cardamom before frying.Now add asafoetida and turn off the heat.
  6. Allow fried spices to cool down and fry onions and garlic.
  7. Heat 2-3 tbsp oil in a pan.Fry garlic until it turns light brown.Now add grated ginger.Fry onions in batches until it turns golden brown in color.Allow fried onions, garlic and ginger to cool down.
  8. Grind dry roasted chilies and spices into fine powder.Add 1 tbsp sea salt and grind into fine powder.Now grind fried spices into fine powder.Grind fried onions, garlic and ginger
  9. Mix all the spice mixture.Mix well.
  10. Kanda Lasun Masala is ready.Total quantity: 500 grams(approx).
  11. Kanda Lasun Masala is a secret of delicious Kolhapuri recipes. Can be used in making Tambda rassa, Kala rassa. Kanda Lasun Masala is an essential ingredient for Kolhapuri Misal.
Recipe by Kali Mirch - by Smita at https://kalimirchbysmita.com/kanda-lasun-masala-secret-of-kolhapuri-cuisine/