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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.

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
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.


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

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

  3. looks super delicious, will try soon for biriyani

  4. delicious and finger licking good.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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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