Mirchi Ka Salan

mirchi ka salan

Hope you all had a very happy Diwali. So after all that sweet dishes that you all might have enjoyed, I thought of posting a spicy dish.

Last year when we visited India, my SIL R prepared this dish for us. She got this recipe from a magazine and she made little modifications to it. I loved it so much that I asked her to send the recipe. It sat in my inbox forgotten for a long time. Finally one fine day I tried it. Although we eat quite spicy food, it is still very mild compared to what we ate while we were kids. So I used the mild banana peppers for this. It may not be authentic mirchi ka salan, but I can guarantee that it tastes great.

Ingredients:
6-7 big green chilies (I used banana peppers)
1/2 cup onion
1 tbl spn grated coconut
2 tea spns sesame seeds (til)
1 tea spn cumin powder
1 tea spn coriander powder
1 tea spn red chilli powder or 3-4 red chillies
A pinch turmeric powder
2 tea spns ginger–garlic paste
Tamarind juice
Salt

Method:
Boil the green chillies in salted water, till it changes its color. Keep aside.
Dry roast sesame seeds and grated coconut. Grind to a paste.
Add coriander, cumin, chilli and turmeric powder to the above paste.
Heat oil, add cumin seeds, onion, ginger-garlic paste. Add the masala paste.
Fry till the oil separates. Add the boiled chilies and curry leaves. Stir fry for 2 minutes.
Add the tamarind water. Simmer till the gravy thickens.
Served best with Biryani.

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17 Comments for “Mirchi Ka Salan”

Norma-Platanos, Mangoes and Me!

says:

All these spices that are also used by us. Unfortunately, I cannot eat spicy because I does not like me. I like it, but terrible reactions. I can try with a milder pepper….You always have such interesting and wonderful recipes.

Rashmi

says:

Super tayi:-) whenever i go to vegetable shop i see this banana pepper, and i keep wondering what to prepare and how to prepare….:-) now I got new recipee. I will surely try this . Thank you so much tayi..
And I have one doubt whether chirotis can be fried in oil instead dalda. Please reply.

Madhura

says:

Hi Shilpa,

I am planning to make this, feel like eating something spicy today:) I saw in one of the pic that with coconut you have added dry red chillies, but its not listed in the ingredients is that optional?

says:

Thanks Shilpa, for this wonderful recipe. I can be allergic to peanuts sometimes, so it was very good to find a recipe without peanuts. I reduced the ginger and garlic because I don’t like garlicky heat, and pureed the peppers so that it was a smooth paste.

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