Feb 9, 2015

Hyderabadi Mirchi Ka Salan Recipe

Mirchi ka salan was always in my to do list. But somehow i almost forgot about it. But couple of days back one of my viewer asked me to share the recipe. Luckily i had all the ingredients mainly green chillies on hand so i tried the curry the next day itself.

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 1 hour
Serves : 5 to 6


Oil - 5 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Fennel Seeds / Saunf / Sombu - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Cinnamon / Pattai - 1 inch stick
Curry leaves - a sprig
Onion - 1 medium size chopped finely
Green Chillies - 8 to 10 (long variety)
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Coriander Powder / Malli podi - 1 tblspn
Cumin Powder / Jeera podi - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar / Jaggery to taste
Tamarind - a small gooseberry size

For Roasting & Grinding:
Peanuts - 1.5 tblspn
Sesame Seeds - 1.5 tblspn
Coconut - 2 tblspn grated


Start by dry roasting peanuts till it changes colour, add in sesame seeds and coconut and roast for few more mins. Take this in a blender and make it into a fine puree.

Slit chillies and remove the seeds.

Heat oil in a pan, drop chillies in and fry till it is blistered. Remove to a plate and set aside.

Now in the same oil, add in all whole spices, curry leaves and saute for a min.

Add in onions and cook till golden.

Add in ginger garlic paste and saute for a min.

Add in all spice powders and mix well.

Add in the ground masala, water, tamarind, curd, salt and jaggery. Bring this to a boil, cover and simmer for 20 mins, till oil separates.

Now add in chillies and cover and simmer for 10 more mins till chillies are cooked.


Take all your ingredients

Start by dry roasting peanuts

once it start to turn darker

add in sesame seeds, i used a mix of white and black

add in some coconut

roast them for few minutes

remove it to a plate

now take this in a blender

make it into a smooth puree

Now lets work with the chillies..I used long variety

slit them open

remove the seeds

heat a good amount of oil in a pan

add in chillies

fry for few minutes

remove to a plate

Now in the same oil, add in fennel, mustard and cumin seeds along with a stick of cinnamon

add in curry leaves

add in chopped onions

saute them

cook till they turn golden

now add in ginger garlic paste, a little chilli 
powder fell over it, hence the colour

saute for a min

add in all the spice powders

saute for a min

look at the lovely colour

now add in the ground masala

i washed the mixer with some water and poured it in as well

mix well

add in curd



and tamarind pulp

bring this whole thing to a boil

cover this with a lid and simmer till oil floats on top

look how dark the colour has turned

now add in chillies

cover and simmer for few more mins

now the chillies are cooked




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