Monday, April 29, 2013

Mirchi Ka Salan

Mirchi ka salan is very rich and creamy curry& most popular recipe in Hyderabad. It is very authentic recipe which prepared with sesame seed, coconut, and peanut patse. It can be eaten with biryani or chapatti.I saw this recipe in vah chef and sanjeev kapoor cookery show,I have combined them to suit my taste.

  • Green Chilli-slit on one side and Deseed (don’t remove the stem)i used jalapeno.
  • Onion-1(finely chopped)
  • Ginger garlic paste-2tbsp
  • Turmeric powder-1/2tsp
  • Cumin powder-1/2tsp
  • Red chilli powder-!/4tsp
  • Cumin seed-1/4tsp
  • Mustard seed-1/4tsp
  • Methi(fenugreek seed)-1/4tsp
  • Hing-a pinch
  • Salt –to taste
  • Curd (yogurt)-1/4cup
  • Curry leaves-6-7
  • Tamarind pulp-1tbsp
  • Oil-for cooking
Masala for gravy:

  • Peanut-1/4cup
  • Coconut1/4cup
  • Sesame seed (white till)-2tbsp
  • Whole coriander seed-1/2tbsp

 First dry roast peanut, sesame seed, coconut & coriander seeds.
 Grind to a smooth paste. Keep aside.
 Heat oil in pan and sauté the chilies till they are soft. Keep them on paper towel.
 In the same oil add the cumin seed, methi, mustard hing and curry leaves.
 When they crackle add onion sauté till onion turn golden brown.
 Add ginger garlic paste sauté till raw smell goes away.
 Add peanut, sesame, coconut, & coriander paste and Fry for a while.
 Add turmeric, cumin powder and red Chilli powder, mix well.
 Add 1&1/2 cups of water and bring it to a boil. Don’t add too much water,
 It should be little thick Gravy.
 Add curd and tamarind pulp and cook until little thick.
 Add fried green Chilli and salt, cook for another 3 to 4 minutes.
 Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with rice or chapatti.
 You can use colored bell pepper or green pepper instead of jalapeno.


  1. Wow what an yummy looking curry.I have also tried it and liked the no coconut version of it

  2. Lovely curry with Jalapenos, looks delicious...
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. looks very yum & delicious !

  4. Last time had this, it was in "Hyderabad House" restaurant with Veggie Biriyani.
    Loved it, but never tried at home. Your version looks simple and delicious. I think more than regular green chilli, as you said jalapenos makes it more interesting.

  5. Wow! Must say- A lovely curry with loads of flavour!! :)

  6. Yumm.. Nice & delicious .. Love this spicy mirchi ka salan Bhawna :-)

  7. I remember this Salan from my Hyderabad days!! This looks completely authetic and yum!!

  8. wow tempting and delicious... Thanks for dropping in my space

  9. Wow...looks incredible..makes me very hungry. Beautiful clicks too.

  10. Thank you all for lovely comments!!!


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