Friday, November 24, 2006

Hyderabadi Mirchi ka Salan

This is an authentic recipe for Mirchi ka Salan. I got it from a family friend in Hyderabad many years ago. I had noted it in one of my diaries and came across it recently. So, here is the recipe. Enjoy!

Ingredients8 or 10 medium sized green chillies (I used 4 big green chillies)
1 medium sized onion
1 tsp sesame seeds (white thil)
1/4 cup coconut flakes/desiccated coconut/copra
2 tsps coriander seeds (dhania)
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/4 cup peanuts
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 cup fresh yogurt
1 tsp sour cream
1 tsp tamarind paste/pulp (I use Laxmi brand natural tamarind concentrate)
Salt to taste
Fresh coriander for garnish
Oil for making the curry

Method1. Dry roast the sesame seeds, peanuts, coriander seeds and cumin seeds - one at a time in a pan.
2. Sauté the onion in 1 tsp of oil until transparent.
3. Make a paste of the sesame seeds, peanuts, coriander and cumin seeds along with the sautéed onions and coconut.
4. Slit the green chillies and sauté them in a little oil and set aside. You can remove the seeds from the chillies to reduce the heat. I used big green chillies, so I just chopped them into big pieces.
5. Set the chillies aside and in the same pan add some oil and sauté the ground masala paste along with the ginger garlic paste and tamarind concentrate for about 3-4 minutes.
6. Next add the yogurt, sour cream and salt and mix well till the yogurt is incorporated in the masala.
7. Add water to reach the desired consistency. Make sure you boil the masala well after adding water.
8. Garnish with fresh coriander.

Serve hot or warm with roti, naan or pulao.

Serving size - 1/3 cup
Number of servings - 4 or 5
Recipe courtesy: Sameena's mom

16 comments:

Sia's corner said...

yippyyyyy i'm 1st to write yummy notes for such a spicy and colourful dish.... oh boy!!! spicy and hot is my type of dishes and u have got mirchi recipe here... oh i just cant wait to try this one:)
cheers
supriya

Sia's corner said...

yippyyyyy i'm 1st to write yummy notes for such a spicy and colourful dish.... oh boy!!! spicy and hot is my type of dishes and u have got mirchi recipe here... oh i just cant wait to try this one:)
cheers
supriya

Lakshmik said...

Go ahead and try it supriya. It tastes delicious.

Pooja said...

hi Laxmi,
nice spicy recipy here.
Inever heard of this, seems something totally new , and the way you made it is also so different. I am sure this must be yummy.....:)
will give it a try sometime, the list of recipes to try is so long that i just wish if i can make 5-10 dishes at the same time. :P
thanks buddy!
-Pooja

Tweety said...

WOW, thats my favourite from my mom's collection. I haven't made it myself yet, but I do pester my mom to make it.
The spicy tangy nutty taste seeps into the chilli .... yummm.
I dont like the restaurant version though...they are served with biriyani but I never liked it.

Trupti said...

That looks so good!! Very colorful!Is it really spicy though?? I could substitute banana peppers, I guess, too??
thanks for sharing your recipe with us!

Kudos,Trupti

Dilip UK said...

Laxshmi..I love Mirchi/Mircha, This dish is new to me and has to be a must try. Do you know that Vee, from Past, Present and Me (http://keeptrying.wordpress.com/)has also post a the same dish but cooked slightly differently. I gonna try both....Peace...~smile~

Lakshmik said...

Hi Dilip

Try it out. It is really yummy. I did not know that Vee had posted the recipe. I just checked that recipe too. You can try out either way.

Lakshmik said...

Hi Trupti

It is not very spicy except if you bite into the mirchi. Tastes delicious.

Vcuisine said...

Very nice recipe Lakshmi. Tks for sharing. Hope you are enjoying your holidays! Viji

Lakshmi said...

Hey Lakshmi,
so many nice recipes you are blogging.
keep up the good work.
have a nice weekend.

Asha said...

Wonderful looking dish,I would die for some.Thank you for the recipe,will try when I am go home:)

LERA said...

hi, you've nice blog! This fiery curry sounds and I am sure tastes great too.

Lakshmik said...

Thanks to all of you. Glad you liked the recipe.

Seema Bhat said...

Mirchi ka salan ..wow my hubby used to come home and tell me that he had very tasty mirchi ka salan in one of the restaurants in NY ... Lakshmi sorry i guess i missed out this recipe of yours ...will definately try soon and let you know

Rajani said...

Hi lakshmik
Thanx for mentioning your recipe in my blog. I recreated this recipe with your ingredients by eliminating few of them by adding new and gave it a name as Mirchi Bhagmati. Have a look thank u.
cheers
rajani