Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Mirchi Ka Salan - Hyderabadi delicacy

Mirchi Ka Salan is one of the best Hyderabadi side dish for any veg or non-veg biryani's. Tasted this in restaurants but never tried it at home. Since I was cleaning my refrigerator for a holiday break, I didn't bring in any non-veg stuffs home. So ended up preparing this with Indian flat bread, Bhakri- Akki Roti (made from rice flour). And it tasted really awesome. Do try this at home and I bet you too will fall in love with the dish as I did.

Here's the recipe of Mirchi Ka Salan

Recipe Source: Cook like Priya ( slightly altered)


Banana Peppers/ Jalapeno Peppers(Long-fat chillies/ Mirchi's) - 8

Roasted Peanuts/ Groundnuts/ Shenga - 1/4 cup

Dry shredded coconut/ cobri - 1/4 cup 

Ginger- garlic paste - 2 tsp

Dhania/ Coriander powder - 1 tbsp

Red chilli powder - 1 or 2 tsp 

Sesame Seeds - 1 tbsp

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Cumin seeds - 1 tsp

Few Curry leaves

Salt to taste

Green chillies - 3-4 

Onion - 2 chopped

Tamarind Paste - 2 tsp

Hing/ Asafoetida , a pinch

Haldi/ Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

Oil - 3 tbsp


1. Take a frying pan with 1 or 2  tbsp oil and drop in slit mirchi's and fry them till they get slightly roasted. 

2. Dry roast peanuts and sesame seeds.

3. Fry dry shredded coconut with few drops of oil till they turn light brown in color.

4. Make a fine paste of roasted peanuts, sesame seeds, dry coconut, tamarind paste and green chillies.

5. Take a wok and add 1 tbsp oil. When the oil gets heated up, add mustard seeds and allow it to crackle.    Then add cumin seeds, Hing, Curry leaves and chopped onions. Fry till onions turn light brown in color.

6. Add Ginger- garlic paste and saute it for a min. Now add the prepared peanut-coconut paste.

7. Add Red chilli powder, Haldi and dhania powder. Mix well and pour enough water depending on your required gravy consistency. Bring it to a boil and then add Banana peppers/ Mirchi to the gravy. Add Salt to taste and cook for another 5 mins in a low flame. 

Mirchi Ka Salan is ready to be served.

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  1. Hi Supriya,

    Mirchi ka salan looks great and needless to say that it tastes absolutely yum :) thank u for trying out this recipe and linking it to me. I am planning to post this picture in my facebook tried recipe, will come back to you with a link. thanks for also linking this to our christmas event.

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  2. Hi dear looks awesome well made thanks for linking it to our event..I think I haven't got the link still can u check it dear..I have a linky tool placed at the bottom of my event's page just link it there :) Thanks :)
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