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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Mirchi Ka Salan and 75th Post

Hyderabad is famous for its nawabi cusine hyderabadi dum biryani,mirchi salan,bagara baingan,double ka meeta,qurbani ka meeta and the list is endless.I end up doing all these dishes very frequently.Biryani i cook every week without fail and till today who ever came as a guest to house had a feast of biryani with mirchi salan and the kurbani ka meeta.Today i am going to write my recipe of mirchi salan and very shortly i will be writing about the dum biryani.
Big green chillies 10
Onions 2 (chopped)
Turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
Red chilly powder a pinch
Ginger garlic paste 15gms
Tamarind -- size of a medium lemon
Salt as per taste
Oil 5-6tbsp
For gravy paste
Fresh coconut 60gms
Peanuts 60gms
Sesame (Til) 30 gms
Cumin seeds (zeera) 10 gms
Coriander seeds (dhaniya) 10gms
Dry roast all of the above except coconut and make a fine paste and keep aside.
Mustard seeds (Rai) Few
Cumin seeds (zeera) Few
Onion seeds (Kalonji,nigella seeds) 9-10
Curry leaves few


  • Wash green chillies and wipe it dry.
  • Make a slit in the chillies so that the head remain intact.
  • Deep fry chillies and keep aside
  • Heat oil in a pan,add zeera,mustard,kalonji.Brown them well.
  • Add curry leaves and onions.Saute till onions are well fried
  • Now add ginger garlic paste and saute for some time.
  • Add the grounded masala and fry continuously stirring to prevent if from sticking to the bottom.Fry till oil starts leaving the masala.
  • Now add red chilly powder,turmeric powder and salt.Mix thoroughly.
  • Now add the tamarind pulp and continue to saute if for another 3-4minutes.
  • Add green chillies.
  • Add 1 1/2 water and boil till thick gravy is formed
Traditionally mirchi salan is served with the mutton/chicken biryani.
This dish goes to side dish event hosted by Simple Indian food
Enjoy mirchi salan and very shortly i am coming with hyderabadi dum mutton biryani.........................


  1. ooohhh ooohh wow look at that gravy so so mouthwatering uuuummm yum yum yummmmy perfect side dish for biriyani kada.

  2. oooohh sorry congrats on your 75th post dear

  3. Wow ish i had this dish, just looking to the pic i am drooling. And congrats with the 75th post.

  4. Congrats on your 75th post Varunavi... I love Mirchi ka Salan... I was planning to do it 2morrow... My Mom does this a lil different she uses Yogurt... Deep frying will increase the flavor too... This sounds like a great dish...

  5. Chala rich ga bagundi varunavi...jeera rice lanti dishes ki combo spicy ga baguntundi..Congrats for 75th post..

  6. wow nice recipe for the 75th post ...congrats and may u keep posting many more like this :).

  7. thanx a lot rekha
    Thanx a lot superchef

  8. YUMMY! I love salan. I made it once with hot Banana peppers, couldn't eat it! :D

    Gravy looks wonderful, happy 75th post!:)

  9. hey dear, congrats on ur 75th post.....and that gravy looks so yummy....now i feel like going to paradise or bawarchi!!

  10. wowwwwwwwwww..........too good..chala yummy gaa undi varunavi..want to have some with chapathi :)

  11. Congratulations on ur 75th post :)
    Nice recipe. Looks delicious!

  12. I've been thinking of making this curry since a long time. Now your dish reminds me about it! Looks so rich and yummy Varunavi! Congrats on completing 75 posts. Wishing many more yummy posts from you! :)

  13. OOh!! Am drooling here!! Looks sooo rich and yumm! :)

  14. congrats for 75th post...
    Mirch ka salan is looking yummy!!

  15. @Aruna great yaar, i miss paradise biryani and the salan.U r from hyd??

  16. Woww varunavi thats a rich and spicy dish, congrats on ur 75th post! keep rocking gal!

  17. Muaaaaaaaaaaah.....Simply yummy....Spicy and tangy too. This is the evergreen combo with biryani......You rock dear...Congrats on your milestone post.

  18. Congrats on your 75th post! This looks delicious! Will surely try this.. Bookmarked!

  19. Hi,
    CONGRATULATIONS!on the 75th mile stone Varunavi :) wshing u many many more milestones to reach :)
    Happy blogging many interesting recipes dear.
    The mirchi ka salan looks very spicy n perfect for biryani.

  20. Congratulations on your 75th post...this is one hot spicy dish..thanks for the entry

  21. looking perfect I always prefer to cook this on weekends to enjoy it more.

  22. ohh, i love this, varunavi, but have never made it though. and congrats on the 75th post!! :)

  23. Mirchi ka salan looks yum Varunavi....just love to have with biryani...Congrats on ur 75th post.

  24. ohh ok ok ..then tell me which one is accesible..is it ok if i send picasa albums link??otherwise i will send through email..tell me your mail id dear..

  25. hi! I found your blog by doing a recipe search for mirchi salan. I had this dish for the first time last night at a local restaurant, and was blown away by the flavor - the rich peanut base and peppers - ah!~ totally divine!

    Thanks for posting your recipe :) I'm heading to the kitchen with it this week :)

  26. Sari, Made this today :) I love your recipes- they are always great!

  27. Thanx smitha,glad u like my recipes :)


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