Bold, and spicy is what defines this chicken curry; a very aromatic dish that heavily pronounces the flavors from the south western part of India – Kolhapur; a recipe as vibrant and rich as the history of this ancient town.
Kolhapuri Chicken has always been a favorite, “give me more” kind of dish in our home; but I never did cook the real thing until one day I discovered that the well trusted “Parampara” brand chicken Kolhapuri spice mix is not in my pantry. I was all set and prepared to cook with the store bought spice mix. Well if I am set to do something, I will do it – “Parampara” or not. I went about making my own Kala masala; it was close, but not perfect as I did not have a few ingredients that the traditional spice mix uses. The Kolhapuri paste was not that difficult to do. The two homemades combined made the most delicious Kolhapuri chicken curry.