Mirchi Ka Salan
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Author madhumathi78 Yield No Value
Published Jan 28, 2008 Cooking Time 1 hour
Recipe Type Veg-Main Preparation Time 30 min
Ingredient Peanuts Standing Time 1 hour
Mirchi ka salan, or curried chili peppers, is a popular dish made with a variety of long, big chillies, spices and peanut curry blended and cooked together. It accompanies Hyderabadi biryani

Recipe of Mirchi Ka Salan

Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Hing 1 Pinch
Cumin Pdr 1 Teaspoons
Coriander Pdr 1 Tablespoons
Curry Leaves 8 Leaf
Chilli Pdr 1/2 Teaspoons
Turmeric-haldi 1/4 Teaspoons
Onions 1 Numbers
Fenu Greek Seeds 1 Pinch
Ginger Garlic Paste 1 Tablespoons
Mustard Seeds 1/2 Teaspoons
Cumin 1/2 Teaspoons
Red Chilli 3 Numbers
Sesame Seeds 15 Grams
Coconut Pdr 1 Tablespoons
Long Green Chillies (Hari Mirch) 100 Grams
Salt 1 To Taste
Tamarind Pulp 30 Grams
Plain Yogurt (beaten) 100 Grams
Cooking Oil 30 ml
Peanut 30 Tablespoons


Take little oil in a skillet and add the peanuts to it.fry it in the oil on slow flame
to let it cook properly.when the peanuts are ready add the sesame seeds and let them roast.
(you can add roasted seeds also if you have to save time.)when the sesame seeds get golden
brown add the coconut powder and roast it for few seconds till it is slightly brown.
Add this mixture to the blender and blend it with some water to fine paste.
Now add the remaining oil in the pan and when the oil is slightly hot add the whole garam masala
along with whole red chillies.then add the mustard seeds and let it crackle.
when the mustard seeds crackle add cumin seeds and then fenugreek seeds.
Now add the onions and little salt in order to cook them fast.we have to cook the onions till they
are golden brown so that they get dissolve in the salan.
Add pinch of hing and the turmeric,mix it and add the ginger-garlic paste.then add the curry leaves
and mix everything and let it cook to remove the raw smell.
Add little water to it and add the dry masalas red chilli powder,coriander powder and cumin pwdr.
and let it cook till the oil oozez out.now add little more water
add the yoghurt mix it and add the grinded paste of peanuts,seasame seeds,coconut pwdr to it and mix
Cover the pan with lid and let it cook (stirring in between) till the oil oozes out.
when it comes to boil add the tamarind pulp and jaggery Or sugar.let it simmer for about 15 to 20mins till
everything is well cooked and well incorporated.
when the gravy comes to good boil add the green chillies (slitted in between) to the gravy and let it cook
for another 5 to 10 mins so the juices of tthe gravy get absorbed by the chillies.
  • Adjust the seasonings by adding salt according to your taste.
Posted Jan 28, 2008

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Apr 20, 2014
Thanks for the recipe, it came out wonderfully delicious ! How do I post my pic?

Sandhya Oct 16, 2012
Thanks Sanjay all your recipies are very good they will easy to make.

haritha Apr 17, 2012
Hi sanjay...i tried this receipe and it was really tasty. thank you

Mrs. Shailaja Vulli Nov 24, 2010
Hi Sanjay,
Thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful recipe. I wanted to cook something special for this Diwali and your recipe turned out great. My husband loved it & I already have received requests to make it more often.

Dhanu Mar 17, 2010
Hello Sanjay, I just cnt appreciate ur culinary skills and a big thank you for posting these video recipes. Hey you know what. ..i just pierce the green chillies, shallow fry them and then add them into the boiling gravy. And i also use green chilly paste instead of red chilly powder. I shall try your way some times. Thank you so much for posting this.

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