September 1, 2016

Hyderabadi Mirchi ka Salan - Restaurant Style !!!


Mirchi ka salan is most popular Hyderabadi curry served with biryani.  It taste great even with plain rice / roti / bread.  Mirchi ka salad is cooked using tomatoes /tamarind / yoghurt and this is my best version of salan using tomato.  We can substitute green chillies with capsicum / tomato / bottle gourd.    Try this & enjoy the YUM !!!!


Ingredients :
  1. Green chillies - 4 - 5 nos
  2. Oil 
  3. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  4. Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  5. Methi seeds - 1/4 tsp
  6. Kalonji seeds - 1/4 tsp
  7. Red chilly - 2 nos
  8. Curry leaves 
  9. Onion - 1 no, sliced
  10. Puree from 2 medium sized tomatoes
  11. Turmeric powder
  12. Ginger garlic paste
  13. Salt to taste
  14. Green chilly - 1 no (optional)
  15. Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
  16. Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
  17. Cumin powder - 1 tsp
  18. Sugar - a pinch
  19. Coriander leaves for garnishing
  20. Mint leaves for garnishing
  21. Peanut - 1 tbsp
  22. White sesame seeds - 1 tbsp
  23. Coconut, grated - 1 tbsp

Method :

1.  Dry roast the peanut, sesame seeds and coconut.  Grind them to smooth paste.  Keep aside.

2.   Heat a tbsp of oil and shallow fry the slit green chillies.  If the chilly is spicy remove the seeds and them shallow fry them.  Keep aside.

3.  In the same pan, add a tsp of oil.  Add mustards seeds, cumin seeds, methi seeds, kalonji, red chilly, curry leaves and sliced onions.  Saute till tender.


4.   Add ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, tomato puree, red chilly powder, coriander powder, cumin powder and salt to taste.  Saute for 10 mins over low-medium heat.

5.   Add grounded peanut paste, sugar and cook for another 10 mins over low flame.

6.  Once done, add fried green chillies and garnish it mint leaves and coriander leaves.


Serve with roti / rice.

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