Kolhapuri Pandhra Rassa |

Prep time
10 min
Cooking time
30 min
Cousine / Course
Indian-Nonveg
Servings
4-5

Ingredients

  • काजू / Cashew – 2 tbsp
  • खसखस / Poppy seeds – 1 tbsp
  • कोंबडी / मुर्गी / Chicken – 1 kg
  • दही / Curd – tbsp
  • हिरवी मिरची / हरी मिर्च / Green Chili 8-10
  • अद्रक / Ginger – 1 inch
  • लसुन / लेहसुन / Garlic -8-10 cloves
  • तेल / Oil – 1 tbsp
  • कोंबडी / मुर्गी / Chicken – 1 kg
  • कांदा / प्याज / Onion – 1
  • मीठ / नमक / Salt to taste
  • तीळ / तील / Sesame – 1 tbsp
  • खोब्र / नारियल / Dry coconut grated – 2 tbsp
  • तूप / घी / Ghee -2 tbsp
  • तमालपत्र / तेज़पत्ता / Bayleaf – 2
  • चक्रफूल / Star anise- 1
  • दालचीनी / Cinnamon- 1 inch
  • मीरे / काली मिर्च / Black peppers – 5-6
  • लवंग / लौंग / Clove 4-5
  • इलायची / Cardamom – 2
  • जीर / जीरा / Cumin seeds -1 tbsp
  • नारळाचे दूध / नारियल दूध / Coconut Milk – 1 cup

Instructions

  1. Soak cashew and poppy seeds in water for 30 min
  2. Marinate chicken with curd keep aside for 15 min
  3. Grind green chili, ginger, garlic to fine paste, use little water to help with grinding
  4. Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add chicken mix well
  5. Add salt, mix well and cook for 2-3 min
  6. Add green masala paste, mix well, cook for additional 2-3 min
  7. Now pressure cook for 2-3 whistles, turn off heat and let it cool down
  8. Roast white sesame seeds for 30 sec, avoid over roasting, remove before color starts to change, let it cool down
  9. Roast grated dry coconut for 30 sec, avoid over roasting, remove before color starts to change, let it cool down
  10. Grind soaked seeds, with roasted sesame seeds and coconut. make fine paste, use little water to help with grinding
  11. Now heat a pot on med heat, add ghee
  12. Once ghee is melted, add bayleaf, star anise, cinnamon, black peppers, cloves, cardamom, cumin seeds, sauté till aromatic
  13. Add grinder white masala, mix well, sauté for 2-3 min
  14. Add coconut milk, mix well, cook for 1-2 min
  15. Add cooked chicken with broth, mix well. bring to boil
  16. Simmer for 3-4 min
  17. Yummy Pandhara rassa is ready!

Tips

  1. Conventionally this is a mild spicy dish, you can adjust green chilis according to your spice level
  2. Grind Masala to fine paste to get smooth texture
  3. Adjust pressure cooker whistle as per chicken type
  4. Can be prepared with other meats as well

How to serve

  1. Serve hot!
  2. Serve with Rice, Bhakari or as soup

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