July 29, 2017

Mirchi Ka Salan !!



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 curd.  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. Curd - 100 gms
  11. Tamarind pulp - 1 tsp
  12. Turmeric powder
  13. Ginger garlic paste
  14. Salt to taste
  15. Green chilly - 1 no (optional)
  16. Red chilly powder - 1 tsp
  17. Coriander powder - 1 tbsp
  18. Cumin powder - 1 tsp
  19. Sugar - a pinch
  20. Coriander leaves for garnishing
  21. Mint leaves for garnishing
  22. Peanut - 1 tbsp
  23. White sesame seeds - 1 tbsp
  24. 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, beaten curd, tamarind pulp, 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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