Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Hyderabadi Mirchi ka Salan

Hyderabadi Mirchi ka Salan
Hyderabadi Mirchi ka Salan

Mirchi ka Salan is a rich curry which contains large green chilies, peanut, sesame and tamarind. This dish comes under the famous Hyderabadi Cuisine. It is accompanied with Biriyani, Rice or Roti. You can also check Qabooli Biriyani with Curd Chutney, Hyderabadi Chicken Curry, Hyderabadi Bagara Baingan & Hyderabadi Chicken Dum Biriyani.

Hyderabadi Mirchi ka Salan
Bajji Milagai
It is made with large green chilies which will be less hot when compared to smaller ones. Since i couldn't get them here, i have used chilies which we use for making fritters/bajji. The bajji milagai will be less hot and it gives a nice flavor to this curry. If you could find large bajji milagai, then cut into two and remove the seeds and proceed with recipe preparation. The recipe is adapted from Hyderabadi Khaana Cookbook.

Hyderabadi Mirchi ka Salan
Ingredients :
  • 4-5 Large Green Chilies (i have used Bajji Milagai) - make a slit at end and remove the seeds
  • marble sized tamarind ball - soaked in water for 30 mins
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp jaggery or sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 4-5 tbsp gingelly oil or (you can use any vegetable oil or olive oil or canola oil)
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 10 curry leaves

For Paste :
  • 2 large onions - chopped
  • 1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds (til)
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds (khus-khus)
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup grated coconut
Hyderabadi Mirchi ka Salan


Method :

To Prepare Paste :
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and fry chopped onions till they turn golden brown and soft. Remove from the heat and keep it aside.
  • Dry roast fenugreek seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, poppy seeds, peanuts and coconut for few seconds till they smell roasted.
  • Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Grind roasted onions along with roasted masala in a mixer to smooth paste. Add water if needed. Keep it aside.
To Prepare Curry :
  • Take the Chilies and slit at the end. Remove the seeds carefully and keep it aside. Heat 4 tbsp oil in a pan or kadhai. Fry chilies till they acquire a few golden brown spots. Remove from the oil and keep it aside.
  • Tamper mustard seeds and curry leaves in the same oil. Add ginger-garlic paste and ground paste. Saute a while.
  • Add turmeric powder, red chili powder and jaggery. Stir well and add fried chilies. Add salt to taste and cook it covered on low flame for 2 mins. Add tamarind squeezed water. Cook for a min.
  • Add 1 cup water and cook it covered till oil separates and gravy becomes little thick. If you want it to be watery then cook for 10 mins and remove from the heat. Serve hot with biriyani or rice.
Hyderabadi Mirchi ka Salan

Hyderabadi Mirchi ka Salan

28 comments:

  1. i love this recipe. it is a family fav.. good idea to make it with bajji molaga. I made it with green chillies. I am crazy about spicy food :-) Beautiful clicks as usual

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the pictures and the photography

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  3. love the picture of hanging mirchi. love salan too.

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  4. Delicious and colorful mirch ka salan.
    Deepa

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  5. Mirchi ka salan my fav hyd side dish :) looks super spicy and delicious dear :) tempting me now !!

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  6. This is quite interesting...

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  7. wow,wow,wow, mouthwatering and I am drooling here dear... very tempting,

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  8. drooling over your salan.love it.

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  9. My H love this Mirchi ka salan a lot, wanted to try it for long time..your recipe sounds flavorful n delicious, can't wait to try it...PT if u notice my comments fro ur recipes, most of them will be like "bookmarked or will try it soon"..yep., the list is increasing..but def one day will be making it and let u know the result..Tempting clicks dear :)

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  10. delicious and tempting mirchi ka sala

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  11. That chili is not available over here yet I think I can try with some of our local varieties. Its an interesting gravy, a combo of spices and peanuts for the thick and oozing drench.

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  12. lovely clicks, especially hanging mirchi...great recipe..

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  13. Looks good! I will attack the chillies for sure :)

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  14. absolutely luv ur clicks dear. Do u have 'the picture box'?

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  15. Salan looks delicious and tempting, and beautiful clicks as always.

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  16. I prepared once after watching a cooking from TV. It was a great hit.. like your version too...

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  17. love the spices and richness of this curry....perfect clicks

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  18. lovely presentation PT.....

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  19. Omg, y u r torturing me like this..Mirchi ka salan is one of my favourite dish, but am yet to make it.Killing me sis.

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  20. Love this recipe ! Looks yummy

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  21. An absolute tasty dish. What a nice way to enjoy this with biryani.

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  22. Tasty dish for biriyani.. Looks fab !

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  23. mouth watering dish n very apt for biriyani

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  24. mouthwatering dish perfect partner for biriyani

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