Mirchi ka Saalan Recipe

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Mirchi ka Saalan
How to make Mirchi ka Saalan
  • Recipe Servings: 6
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Mirchi ka salan is popular Hyderabadi dish made with green chillies, peanuts and an array of spices.

Ingredients of Mirchi ka Saalan

  • 125 gm green chillies-washed, drained
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1 tsp black sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp onion seeds
  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • 1/4 cup poppy seeds-soaked in 1/2 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp dried coconut-grated
  • 1/4 cup white sesame seeds
  • 2 Tbsp peanuts
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 Tbsp coriander powder
  • 2 Tbsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp cumin seeds - roasted, powdered
  • 1/4 cup tamarind - soaked and strained

How to Make Mirchi ka Saalan

  • 1.Combine the poppy seeds, coconut, white sesame seeds and peanuts and grind to a paste.
  • 2.Slit the green chillies lengthwise.
  • 3.Heat oil and saute chillies over high flame, till they get a fried look. Remove from oil before they get discoloured.
  • 4.To the same oil, add black sesame seeds, onion seeds and fenugreek seeds. When they splutter, add curry leaves and stir-fry to mix well.
  • 5.Add the ground paste, turmeric, chilli powder, coriander, salt and cumin. Saute over medium flame, stirring occasionally until the masala is fried and the oil separates.
  • 6.Add green chillies, stir and then mix in the tamarind. Add enough water to form a thick gravy and bring to a boil.
  • 7.Then leave to simmer for around 5 minutes.
  • 8.Serve hot.