Sunday, March 6, 2011

Hyderabadi Mirchi Ka salan



Hyderabadi Mirchi ka salan is served along with Hyderabadi Biryani and it is a very famous and authentic combination!

Ingredients

8-10 Jalapeno chillies (Bajji mirchi)
4 tbsp peanuts
4 tbsp dry coconut
1 tbsp Sesame seeds
1/2 tsp Onion seeds (Kalonji)
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tsp Fennel seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp Fenugreek seeds
2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
2 tbsp of curry leaves
1 tsp green chilli paste
4 tbsp tamarind paste
3-6 tbsp oil
3 large onions (deep fried till brown and crisp)
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
2 cups of water
1/2 tsp garam masala

Preparation

There is a lot of pre- preparation that needs to be done before preparing this gravy like, deep frying the onions, preparing tamarind paste, sliting the chillies and keeping all the ingredients near by!
In a pan saute peanuts on low flame for 2 minutes and then add dry coconut and saute for a minute till they get roasted slightly. To this add sesame seeds and roast slightly for a minute and remove from flame. Set aside to cool. Once it has cooled down, grind these ingredients with a little water into a paste.
Leave the stem of the chillies intact and slit open the chillies only on one side. Also remove the seeds inside the chillies if any. In another pan add 3 tbsp oil and fry the chillies. Fry the chillies for 10 to 12 minutes till soft. Set aside.
In another pan heat 2 tbsp oil and add onion seeds, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds and fennel seeds. When the seeds start spluttering, add ginger-garlic paste, curry leaves, green chilli paste and saute for 2 minutes. To this mixture add tamarind paste and cook for a minute. Now add fried brown onions and mix well. Also add cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt and finally the ground peanut paste. Now cook the whole mixture till it leaves oil and also leaves the sides of the pan. To this add 2 cups of water and bring the gravy to a boil. Once you see the boil, add the fried chillies and again cook and bring the mixture to boil on low flame. The flavour of the chillies should get incorporated in the gravy. Finally sprinkle garam masala and remove from heat.
Hyderabadi Mirchi ka salan is ready to go with Hyderabadi biryani.

30 comments:

Rajani said...

Super dish explained patiently.si use of kalonji a must?Can I make do with rest of seasonings?

Sayantani said...

lip smacking dish indeed. though I never tried this at home but love to have it with rice.

Mitu said...

The perfect dish to go with Biryani.

I had tried the same thing with Brinjal.

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Kalpana Sareesh said...

The ingredients are more but can imagine the aroma n the flavors..looks yumm..

kanthi said...

Mirchi ka salan,looks great,well explained..

Manasi said...

Oh I love this!
Pssst: I like it with everything . even bread! LOL!

Happy Cook said...

Looks so so delicous, i have never had this dish. I should bookmark this, i have seen hige light color chillies in turksoh shop, maybe i should try with those chillies.

Happy Cook said...

My comment seems to disapear after in hit the button, as i was writting i should try tomake with the lisght green chillies which i see in turkish shops.

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Looks perfect dear. I have had it once and I am a big fan of this dish from then, very tempting pic.

Sushma Mallya said...

Looks delicious and mouthwatering, perfect with rice:)

Smitha said...

my fav side dish with biryani...looks very yum!

Smitha
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Saee Koranne-Khandekar said...

I love elaborate recipes--thanks for this classic recipe!

Prathibha said...

Love mirchi ka salan wid biriyani....looks really yumm

aipi said...

My fav..I have the recipe sitting in my draft will post it soon..liked your version, very delicious looking!


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sweethome said...

Mirchi ka salan looks very yummy and tempting. Thanks for the recipe

Miri said...

That is one of my favourites! and your dish looks delicious

Sayantani said...

Yes sharmi you will have too cook something and I know you are going to do a spectacular job. am awaiting to see your recipe.

Mona said...

I do not use Jalapeno peppers for Mirchi Ka Salan. Instead I only use mild green peppers so that the curry is not very hot. My husband does not like very hot curries.
This curry is a favorite in my house. I frequently prepare and store this curry and also tomato chutney in the refrigerator.
Looks delicious.

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Sailaja said...

Delicious and creamy salan

Chitra said...

This is new to me. sounds yummy and looks inviting :)

Suman Singh said...

I have never tried this dish before..looks mouthwatering and delish!

Priti said...

Looks yum ..for long I want to try this

Mallugirl said...

oooh! gorgeous color and recipe.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

I love this hot dish with biryani. Nice texture you got. Looks delicious

Deepa
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Smita said...

perfect for a spicy biryani...

Jay said...

wow...thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe da..
Tasty appetite

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Wow...super space...loved your recipes....happy to follow you...

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Malli said...

The Mirch Ka Salan looks delicious and sounds like a treat with Biryani....Yum!

mytwobits said...

Tried it today with just one addition of 2 cloves.... was yummmmmy!!! Thanks for the lovely recipe....at long last could attempt this!!

Kadhyaa said...

This looks great