Kohlapuri Murgh (chicken Curry The Kohlapur Style)
I had a friend from Kohlapur she always started a sentence with 'Hamara Kohlapur mein na..." (In our Kohlapur....) Only stuff I thought Kohlapur was famous for was their sandals and their spicy chicken and mutton curry. My friend being a vegetarian never spoke about the Kohlapuri chicken or mutton curry but she once cooked a matar paneer in their famous Kohlapuri masala and it tasted yum. The Kohlapuri masala has dessicated coconut, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, coriander and cumin seeds ground into a paste. It is quite similar to the Mangalorean or Goan style of cooking to me minus the use of tamarind. It is a fiery curry unlike other coconut based curries. I used to source Kohlapuri masala from my brother in law but have now started to do my own version of the Kohlapuri masala. It might not be authentic but it does taste good.