To make kolhapuri masala powder:
Dry roast the spices and coconut until fragrant and golden.Cool and powder. Store in a dry clean container.
To make kolhapuri veg curry:
Peel and cut the vegetables into batons or cubes.
Steam or pressure cook the vegetables. Drain and set aside.
Heat a pan with 1 tablespoon oil.
Add chopped onions and saute for few minutes
Add ginger garlic and saute till the raw smell goes off.
Add the chopped bell pepper and saute for 2 minutes
Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder and saute will the tomatoes turn mushy.
Now add the drained vegetables and mix well.
Add about 2-3 tablespoons of prepared masala.
Mix very well.
Add 2 cups water and season with salt.
Simmer till the desired consistency is reached. This curry will be a bit thin as there are no cashews or cream.
Add chopped cilantro leaves and mix well.
Serve veg kolhapuri hot.