Mirchi ka salan by Tarla Dalal

Mirchi ka salan by Tarla Dalal

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The Hyderabadi Biryani experience is simply incomplete without the quintessential Mirchi ka Salan. Mirchi ka Salan is a curry of Bhavnagari chillies, flavoured with a rich paste of roasted peanuts, coconut, sesame seeds and red chillies.




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Makes 4 servings
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Method
  1. Combine the peanuts, 2 tsp of cumin seeds, sesame seeds, coriander seeds, dry kashmiri red chilli and coconut in a broad non-stick pan and dry roast on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside to cool.
  2. Combine the roasted ingredients, garlic, ginger and ¾ cup of water in a mixer and blend to make a smooth paste. Keep aside.
  3. Slit all the chillies lengthwise. Remove the seeds carefully using a small spoon and discard them.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the chillies and shallow fry them on a medium flame for 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove the chillies and keep aside.
  6. In the same oil, add the curry leaves and remaining cumin seeds and sauté on a medium flame for 30 seconds.
  7. Add the onions, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  8. Add the garam masala, chilli powder and turmeric powder, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  9. Add the prepared paste, tamarind pulp, salt and 2 cups of water, mix well and cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 17 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  10. Add the chillies, mix well and cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  11. Serve immediately.
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