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Hyderabadi Mirchi ka Salan

hyderabadi mirchi salan
Hyderabadi Mirchi Salan is generally served with Biryani.  Green chillies in a sesame, peanut, coconut sauce.  I have used mild Anaheim peppers, you can use any other variety available.

Ingredients:
Anaheim Peppers/Chillies - 4
Red Onion - 1 medium
Ginger - an inch piece
Garlic - 5 big cloves
Dry Red Chillies (Byadagi variety) - 3
Turmeric/Haldi - 1/4 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Fenugreek/Methi Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves - a sprig
Jaggery or Brown Sugar - 1/2 tsp
Tamarind Paste - 1/2 tsp
Salt
Oil
 
Coriander/Dhania Seeds - 1 1/2 tbsp
Cumin/Jeera Seeds - 1/2 tbsp
Sesame/Til Seeds - 2 tbsp
Peanuts/Groundnuts - 1/2 cup
Dessicated Coconut - 1/4 cup

How to cook Mirchi Salan:
  • Wash curry leaves and pat them dry.  Wash the anaheim peppers and slit them to remove the seeds.  Pat them dry too.  Finely chop onions.
  • Heat about 1 tsp oil in a pan.  Roast the anaheim peppers till the skin turns slightly brown.  Keep them aside.
Anaheim peppers or Bhavanagri mirchi
  • In the same pan, add coriander, cumin and sesame seeds.  Roast at low flame for about 3 minutes or till aromatic.  Keep the roasted seeds aside.
  • Now roast the peanuts at low flame till they turn slightly brown.  Add dessicated coconut and roast for another minute till coconut turns slightly brown.
  • Grind roasted coriander, cumin, sesame, peanuts, coconut, ginger, garlic and red chillies to a fine paste with 1 cup water.
  • Heat about 1 tbsp oil in a pan.  Add mustard, fenugreek seeds.  When mustard seeds pop, add curry leaves.  After few seconds, add chopped onions and saute till onions turn soft and golden brown.
  • Add the ground paste and saute for few minutes.  Add 1 cup water and bring to a boil.  Add jaggery, salt, fried peppers.  Mix and cook it covered for 15 - 20 minutes at low flame. 
Serve Mirchi ka Saalan with biryani or roti.

15 comments:

  1. Fingerlicking and rich looking mirchi ka salan..yummm!!

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  2. Very yummy looking....you have almost the same recipe as mine minus the coconut!

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  3. looks super delicious, will try soon for biriyani

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  4. delicious and finger licking good.

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  5. nice and creamy curry.....looks very tasty...

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  6. will try this,looks good..I tried meethi poha..it was awesome..perfect for breakfast!! thanks!!

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  7. thanks for trying and for the motivating feedback.. am glad you liked aloo methi poha :)

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  8. I liked the name of the dish. Looks delicious, creamy and yummy.

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  9. i love this curry..looks so yummy and perfect with rice..

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  10. Looks awesome Uma.... I make with peanut paste .... little different in taste. Glad to see another alternative recipe :)

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  11. I always wanted to try this out but cudn't becoz of someor the other reasons now i must try it soon :)

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