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Mirchi Ka Salan

Mirchi Ka Salan
Mirchi Ka Salan is a special dish , prepared with Bajii chilies. It tastes so good with Chapathi, Roti and also with Briyani. Such aromatic and interesting recipe follows..

mirchi ka salan

Recipe For : 2

Preparation Time : 20 minutes


Bajji Chilies                - 3
Big Onion                    - 1
Ginger- Garlic Paste    - 2 tsp
Yogurt                          - 1/4 cup
Tamarind                      - small lemon size ball
Turmeric Powder         - 1/4 tsp
Chili Powder                - 1 tsp
Cumin Powder              - 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder         - 1/2 tsp
Salt                                - As required
Mustard Seeds               - 1/4 tsp
Cumin Seeds                  - 1/4 tsp (Seeragam)
Fenugreek Seeds            - 1/4 tsp (Vendhayam)
Kalonji Seeds                 - 1/4 tsp (Karunjeeragam)
Dry Red Chili                 - 1
Curry Leaves                  - few
Jaggery                           - 1 tsp

Dry Roast And Grind:

Grated Coconut      - 3 tbsp
Peanut                     - 2 tsp
Sesame Seeds         - 2 tsp (Ellu)


  • Wash chili. Cut chili into two and remove the seeds. Chop the chilies into big size pieces. Chop Big onion lengthwise. Dry roast and grind everything under ' To Dry roast and Grind' adding little water. Extract juice from tamarind. 
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add chopped chilies to it. Saute for some time, till it is cooked and after that take it out in a bowl.
  • Add some more oil to the pan. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, kalonji seeds, fenugreek seeds and dry red chili to it.
  • When they splutter, add chopped onions and curry leaves.
  • After the onions turn translucent, add Ginger-Garlic paste.
  • Saute till raw flavor goes off, and after that add ground masala. Add also salt, turmeric powder, chili powder, cumin powder and coriander powder.
  • After the raw flavor of masala powders go off, add yogurt.
  • Mix everything well and add tamarind extract . Add enough water and cook the gravy in medium flame.
  • When it boils, add sauteed chilies to the gravy.
  • Cook the gravy in medium flame for some more time, till gravy thickens and it reaches needed consistency. Add jaggery and then switch off the flame.
  • Enjoy with Briyani or Chapathi or roti..