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Mirch Ka Salan

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Mirch Ka Salan, a typical Hyderabadi dish is served as a Side-dish with Biryani/Pulao. Mirch Ka Salan is a thick gravy with a tangy taste and made with long Indian green chillies. As the chillies are de-seeded and initially boiled in hot water and later simmered in the gravy, they transfer a wonderful flavor to the gravy and yet do not make it overpoweringly hot.
Ingredients
  Green chilies 10
  Groundnuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Til 1 Teaspoon
  Tamarind/1/4 teaspoon tamarind paste 1 Small
  Onion 1
  Garam masala powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Coriander powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Mustard seeds 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Turmeric powder 2 Pinch
  Cilantro sprigs 12
  Salt To Taste
  Chili powder To Taste
Directions

Heat 2 tbs oil in a skillet. Add julienned onions and fry well. Once the onions start changing color, add chopped cilantro and mix well. Remove from stove. Keep aside.

Roast groundnuts and sesame seeds until light brown and keep aside.

Grind fried onion-cilantro mix, roasted groundnuts-sesame seeds,half tsp of cumin seeds and tamarind paste into a smooth paste(masala). Add a cup of water and grind until smooth. Keep aside.

Slit the green chillies in the middle, remove all seeds and boil in hot water for 4-5 minutes. Drain and keep aside.

Heat 2 tbs oil in a skillet. Add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter. Add the other half tsp of cumin seeds. Add the ground masala.

Add the boiled chillies. Add garam masala, dhaniya powder, salt and chilly powder. Mix well. Add a cup of water.Cover and cook on low flame for about 7-10 minutes. Remove lid, stir and continue cooking until gravy thickens slightly or reaches desired consistency.

Serve Hot with Biryani or Pulao.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Side Dish
Taste: 
Spicy
Feel: 
Smooth
Dish: 
Gravy
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Mirchi
Language: 
hindi
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 104 Calories from Fat 60

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 7 g11%

Saturated Fat 0.95 g4.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 86.7 mg3.6%

Total Carbohydrates 8 g2.7%

Dietary Fiber 2.7 g10.7%

Sugars 2.7 g

Protein 4 g9%

Vitamin A 10.7% Vitamin C 72.8%

Calcium 5.5% Iron 10.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Mirch Ka Salan Recipe