How to make Tsarvan Olu -

Curried liver and potatoes tempered with green chilli oil.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Liver (लिवर / जिगर), Potatoes (आलू)

Cuisine : Kashmiri

Course : Main Course Mutton

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Tsarvan Olu

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Kashmiri food carries with it a delicious nip of all things hot and spicy.  It is a rich tapestry of Indian, Iranian, Afghani and Central Asian styles of cooking. 
Kashmiri cuisine has some vantage ingredients: that is dry ginger, fennel, red chillies, curds and mustard oil. Even though it is dominated by non-vegetarian fare, the vegetarian delicacies manage to carve a niche for themselves.  One of the typical ingredients in a lot of Kashmiri delicacies is the Kashmiri ver which is a doughnut-shaped cake of ground spices with a strong and pungent aroma. And yes how can one forget the scent of saffron, which forms an important part of this cuisine. 
Riffling through the books of history one discovers that it was the invasion by Timur in 15th century that left a legacy of Kashmiri cuisine. With time there was an influx of skilled workers as also cooks from Samarkand whose descendants came to be known as Wazas or the master chefs of Kashmir. Wazwan is a unique concept in the world of Kashmiri cooking. Other influences are that of the Muslim and Rajput styles of cooking. A fantastic blend of all these is witnessed in the ultimate formal Muslim banquet called the Wazwan.

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Tsarvan Olu Recipe

  • Liver 1/2 inch cubes 200 grams

  • Potatoes 1/2 inch cubes 2 medium

  • Red chilli powder 2 teaspoons

  • Mustard oil 3 tablespoons

  • Black cardamoms 2

  • Cloves 3

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Dry ginger powder (soonth) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Aniseed (saunf) powder 1 teaspoon

  • Ver (Kashmiri garam masala) 1/2 teaspoon

  • Tamarind pulp 2 tablespoons

  • Green chillies slit 2


Step 1

Mix red chilli powder in two tablespoons of water and keep aside. Heat two and a half tablespoons of oil in a pan. Add black cardamoms, cloves and asafoetida and allow them to crackle.

Step 2

Add liver, potatoes, turmeric powder, red chilli water and salt and stir-fry on high heat for two minutes. Add dry ginger powder, aniseed powder, ver and one and a half cups of water.

Step 3

Cover and cook till the liver and potatoes are done and the oil surfaces on top. Add the tamarind pulp, mix well and cook for another minute till the gravy is thick.

Step 4

Just before serving, heat half tablespoon of oil in a separate pan, add the slit chillies and sauté for a minute. Pour over the gravy and serve hot.

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