MIRCHI KA SALAN

Mirchi ka salan is a hyderabadi delicacy which is generally made as an accompaniment for Biryani and can also be had with rotis and rice too. I wanted to try this Mirchi ka salan  for a long time and last week when i saw this bajji chiilies in the nearby Indian shop i picked it up to try out the Mirchi ka salan. I liked the taste of this and it went well with Vegetable biryani(will post the recipe later)
Mirchi ka salan 2
INGREDIENTS: Serves 2-3

LONG GREEN CHILLI 5
TAMARIND EXTRACT 1 CUP
ONION 1
TOMATO 1
GINGER GARLIC PASTE 1 TSP
ROASTED PEANUTS* 2 TBLSP
CUMIN SEEDS 2 TBLSP
FRESH COCONUT | KOPPARAI* 2 TBLSP
SESAME SEEDS 2 TSP
RED CHILLI POWDER 1/2 TSP
OIL 2-3 TBLSP

*I used the store bought roasted peanuts, if you are the raw peanuts , dry roast them and phew the skin.
*If using fresh coconut, dry roast it till golden brown and add.
mirchi ka salan 1
METHOD:

  • Wash and cut the slit the mirchis and take out the seeds from inside and cut them in lengthwise.
mirchika salan salan
  • In a pan add2 tblsp of oil and saute the mirchi. Generally it has to be deep fried but i avoided deep frying. But shallow frying makes the mirchi shrink. So it is up to to you whether to make it deep fry or not.
  • Drain the excess oil in a kitchen towel.
mirchi fried mirchi
  • In the same pan, add ginger garlic paste and when the raw smell disappears add the finely chopped onions. Saute till the onion turns golden brown. Add the chopped tomatoes and saute till they become mushy.
  • Allow this to cool and grind smoothly into a paste.
mirchika salan masala paste
  • Roast the sesame seeds and grind this into powder along with peanuts,cumin seeds and coconut. Since i used roasted peanuts and kopparai(dry coconut) i didn’t roast it. and i forgot to roast the sesame seeds !!
Mirchi ka salan roasted peanut sesame and coconut
  • Add oil to the pan and add the ground onion tomato paste to this. Saute for a few minutes in a low flame. Add the peanut masala to this and saute for a while.
  • Now  add the red chilli powder and saute well. Add 1/4 cup of water to this.
mirchi mirchi ka salan
  • Add salt to taste. Now add the tamarind extract to thisand let it boil for 2-3 minutes in a low flame. Stir in between. Now add the shallow fried chillies and mix well. Let it boil for a minute.
mirchi ka salan Adding chiilies
  • Switch off the flame and garnish with curry leaves.

Mirchi ka salan 3

28 COMMENTS

  1. I have heard abt this recipe a lot and its in my to do list for quite some time. I just love the colour u got it makes me want to try it soon very nice jeyashri

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