Mirch ka Salan | How to make Mirch ka Salan

By Tanuja G  |  20th Nov 2015  |  
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About Mirch ka Salan Recipe

This is one of those exquisite recipes that is famous in the entire Hyderabad and Telangana regions. Be it biryani or bagara rice, mirch ka salan is a wonderful accompaniment.

Mirch ka Salan

Ingredients to make Mirch ka Salan

  • 1 cup of peanuts
  • 1/2 cup of sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup of dessicated coconut
  • 1 lemon sized tamarind
  • 2 teaspoons of ginger garlic paste
  • 2 teaspoons of coriander seeds powder
  • 2 teaspoons of cumin seeds powder
  • a sprig of curry leaves
  • 1/4 cup of oil
  • A pinch of turmeric powder.
  • 1-2 teaspoons of red chilli powder.
  • salt to taste.
  • a pinch of fenugreek seeds
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 10-12 thick green chillies

How to make Mirch ka Salan

  1. Fry peanuts, sesame seeds and desiccated coconut separately in a pan. Fresh coconut or dried coconut can be used instead of desiccated one.
  2. In a mixie, grind all the three to a coarse paste. Use just enough water. Do not dilute.
  3. Add mustard seeds. Let it splutter.
  4. Add methi seeds, cumins seeds and fry for 5-7 seconds.
  5. Add curry leaves and fry them for 10 seconds.
  6. Add ginger garlic paste, cumin seeds powder, coriander seeds powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and roast till raw smell is gone.
  7. Add the paste. Mix well and dilute it with water.
  8. Simmer it for 10-12 minutes. Constant stirring is needed as the paste tends to stick to the bottom.
  9. Check if oil has started to leave from the sides. If not, simmer for few more minutes.
  10. In the meanwhile, soak tamarind and extract its juice. Discard the veins and seeds.
  11. Add this to the pan and stir well. Let it simmer for 5 more minutes.
  12. Wash and pat dry green chillies.
  13. Make a slit in each of them and either deep fry or shallow fry them.
  14. Add these to the pan. Let it simmer for 5 more minutes.
  15. Turn off the flame.

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