Kolhapuri Masala - Authentic Spice Blend

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Feb. 01, 2022

Let's talk about this amazing spice blend. This Kolhapuri masala is made by roasting coconut, onion, garlic, cumin, peppercorns, poppy seeds, triphal, peppercorns, fennel seeds, sesame seeds, dagad phool, javitri, bay leaves, star anise, black cardamom, green cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, turmeric, asafoetida and red chilies! This stellar blend goes on to make some great recipes like Mutton Chicken Kolhapuri.


Fresh coconut 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Onion 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
Khus khus/White poppy seeds 1/2 Tablespoon
Star anise 2
Black cardamoms 2
Green cardamoms 5
Cinnamon stick 2 Inch
Black mustard seeds 1/2 Tablespoon
Indian gooseberry 1 Tablespoon (Triphal or Teppal)
Cumin seeds 1 Tablespoon
Sesame seeds 2 Tablespoon
Fennel seeds 1 Tablespoon
Coriander seeds 2 Tablespoon
Fenugreek seeds 1 Teaspoon
Bay leaves 2
Peppercorns 1 Teaspoon
Javitri 1 (outer covering of Mace)
Dagad phool 1 Teaspoon (Black Stone flower)
Cloves 10
Chillies 25 Gram (Begde Chillies)
Kashmiri chillies 25 Gram (Shankeshwari Chillies)
Turmeric 1 Teaspoon
Salt 1 Tablespoon
Asafoetida/Hing 1 Teaspoon



1. To prepare the Kolhapuri masala, roast the coconut, followed by the onion and remove.

2. Add in all the spices, roast and remove.

3. Add in the chillies, roast and remove.

4. Grind together using water as required.

5. Store this masala in the fridge or freezer if making ahead.


6. Use as required.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Very Easy
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 10 Minutes