Mirchi ka Salan - Hyderabadi Style - Biryani Specials

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Oct. 01, 2014

Serving Biryani with raita, Biryani tastes good with the refreshing raita.. But it does not feel like a complete meal, and so taste.. So preparing salan is worth a try and the taste of the Biryani will be enhanced..
Salan is nothing but a Peanut-Sesame Based gravy served with biryanis raita.. Salan has the components which are itself wonderful, Like the sweet tinge from jaggery, sour touch from tamarind and the spicy taste from Mirch.. There is another most common salan named Onion Salan which we will prepare soon!
So these flavors will definitely enhance the taste.. All the three flavors in a teaspoon, isn't it amazing? With Biryani, fantabulous!


Please watch the video for ingredient details.



Slit the chilies in half, and fry them at low medium heat till they are cooked.

In a pan dry roast raw peanuts for 2 -3 minutes till they get some color. Add the sesame seeds, coriander seeds, and dried red chilies.

Once they are toasted, take it out in a plate, once it has cooled down grind it into a paste.

In another pan add two tablespoons of oil, sputter some mustard seeds in it. Add curry leaves, then add the ginger garlic paste.

Add the onions and cook until they turn brown. Add salt, the add the roasted peanut mixture paste.

Cook for a few minutes add the other spices, turmeric and red chili powder. Add a cup of water and let it cook.

Add jaggery and tamarind pulp. Add the fried chilies and let it cook. Keep adding water as and when required.

Let it cook for 15-20 minutes atleast.


Serve it hot with biryani, steamed rice or roti.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Ready In: 45 Minutes
Servings: 6