Mirch Ka Salan
|Groundnuts||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Tamarind/1/4 teaspoon tamarind paste||1 Small|
|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|
|Chili powder||To Taste|
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.