Mirchi ka salan is the hyderabadi side dish, which is usually served with Hyderabadi mutton biriyani or any hyderabadi biriyani. The spicy tangy curry goes well with different kinds of roti, pulao too.
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves : 6
Salan chillies – 6
Sesame seeds, 1 tablespoon
Peanuts, 2 handfull
Grated coconut, 1 cup
Mustard seeds, 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin seeds, 1/2 teaspoon
Dry red chilly, 4
Curry leaves, few
Onion, 1 big size
Ginger garlic paste, 1 tablespoon
Hing, a pinch
Turmeric powder, 1/2 teaspoon
Red chilly powder, 1/2 teaspoon
Coriander powder, 1/2 teaspoon
Garam masala powder, 1/4 teaspoon
Tamarind pulp, of a lemon sized ball
Coriander leaves, few
Salt as per taste
In a pan, heat 1 teaspoon oil & roast peanuts, sesame seeds & coconut, one by one, till they turn light brown. Let them cool. Add little water and blend them to a fine paste. Keep aside.
Heat 2 teaspoon of oil in a same pan, fry the slitted salan chillies for couple of minutes, till all sides are well fried. Keep them aside.
Heat 2 teaspoon of oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds, when it crackles, add cumin seeds, dry red chillies, curry leaves, thinly sliced onion. Saute well till onion turns golden brown.
Then add ginger garlic paste, hing n turmeric. Saute for 2 minutes. Then add red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, coriander leaves. Saute for 2 minutes.
Then add the blended mixture, add 1/2 cup of water. Let it cook till oil oozes out. Then add tamarind pulp, salt, 1/2 cup water and let it cook till for 5 minutes. Check for consistency. Add water if needed.
After a good boil, add the fried chillies, mix gently. Cover the lid. Let it cook on medium heat for 5 minutes.
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