Kolhapur cuisine is noted for special mutton dishes. The city lends its name to food products such as Kolhapuri Lavangi (Mirchi), Kolhapuri Jaggary (cane juice concentrate), and Kolhapuri Masala (spice mixture). Pandhara rassa, meaning white curry, is a soup like dish made from mutton stock, spices such as cinnamon, coriander, ginger and garlic, and coconut milk. It is used as a starter and also has medicinal uses for cough and throat ailments. Masalas are made up with all necessary precautions like maintaining adequate temperature and pressure which increases the product quality.