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Easy Mirchi Ka Salan Recipe

Mirchi ka Salan is a traditional Hyderabadi dish famous for its spicy and tangy flavors. Made with green chilies cooked in a rich peanut and sesame gravy, this dish perfectly complements biryani or rotis.

Mirchi Ka Salan


- 10-12 green chilies, slit lengthwise

- 1/2 cup peanuts

- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

- 2 tablespoons shredded coconut

- 1 medium-sized onion, finely chopped

- 1 tablespoon ginger garlic paste

- 1 tablespoon tamarind pulp (soaked in water)

- 1 tablespoon red chili powder

- 1 teaspoon turmeric powder

- 1 teaspoon garam masala

- Salt to taste

- Oil for cooking

- Mustard seeds

- Cumin seeds

- Curry leaves

Preparation Time: 15 minutes


1. In a pan, dry roast peanuts, sesame seeds, and shredded coconut until they turn golden brown. Grind this mixture into a smooth paste after cooling.

2. Sauté the chopped onion until translucent, then add ginger garlic paste and cook for another minute.

3. Blend the sautéed onion mixture with the ground peanut-sesame-coconut paste.

4. In the same pan, sauté the slit green chilies until they are slightly blistered. Keep them aside.

5. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, and curry leaves. Allow them to splutter.

6. Add the ground paste to the pan and stir well. Let it cook for a few minutes.

7. Pour in water to adjust the consistency and bring it to a boil. Allow it to simmer for 5 minutes.

8. Add the soaked tamarind pulp, red chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, and salt. Mix well.

9. Gently add the sautéed green chilies to the gravy. Let everything simmer together for about 10 minutes.

10. Once the gravy reaches your desired consistency, turn off the heat.

Enjoy the rich and flavorful Mirchi ka Salan with biryani or hot rotis. Its spicy kick and tangy taste will surely tantalize your taste buds.


- For a creamier texture, add a tablespoon of yogurt towards the end.

- You can also add a pinch of jaggery or sugar to balance the flavors.

- Garnish with fresh coriander leaves or fried onions for an extra burst of flavor and texture.



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