Mirchi Ka Salan

Last week had a party at my home and wanted to make some thing different to go with Biryani rather than regular raita made with curd. Then my husband reminded me about the gravy which we get with Hyderabadi Biryani, back in Hyderabad. I never made that curry, thought why not search for the recipe online. I googled it and got a wonderful recipe from Vahrehvah.com. I tried it and it came soo tasty that i made this curry again after 3 days. So here goes the Vah chef's recipe for Mirchi Ka Salan.......

We need:

Chillies 10
Peanuts 3sps
Sesame seeds 1 1/2 sp
Coconut powder 4sps
Red chillies 2
Curry leaves 6
Cinnamon 1/2 inch stick
Cardamom 4
Cloves 6
Mustard seeds 1/2 sp
Cumin seeds 1/2 sp
Fenugreek seeds 5
Chopped onions 1/2 cup
Ginger garlic paste 1 1/2 sp
Cumin powder 1sp
Coriendar powder 1sp
Salt to taste
Chilli powder 1sp
Haldi 1/2 sp
Hing 1/4 sp
Curd 1/2 cup
Tamrind juice 1/2 cup
Sugar 1/2 sp
Chopped cilantro 1/2 cup


Heat a pan and dry roast peanuts, sesame seeds and coconut.
Let them cool and add water to make a smooth paste.
Heat large pan add oil and add red chillies, cloves, cardomom, cinnamon,mustard seeds, cumin seeds and methi.
Saute and add chopped onions, ginger garlic paste, curry leaves, haldi, hing and salt.
Cook till onions turn golden brown and add cumin powder, coriendar powder, chilli powder,curd, water and mix well. Now add the peanut, sesame and coconut paste and mix well.
Cook till bubbles appear, the its time to add tamrind juice and some more water to boil.
Add slit chillies and suger to cook further.
Cook on medium flame and finally garnish with chopped cilantro.
Goes well with any type of biryani or fried rice.
I liked it having with poori and roti too.

1 comment:

Priya Suresh said...

Hard to resist to this excellent dish, its been a while i have prepared at home. One of my favourite Hyderabadi dish.