Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Mirchi Ka Salan

                                                                   Mirchi Ka Salan is a Hyderabadi Subzi served usually with Hyderabadi Biryani.I feel it is a combination  of north and south Indian taste.It is a little different from the usual north Indian subzis.It tastes good even with plain basmati rice.

My kids were hesitant to try this one because they think it is a subzi with chillies!!!!!later when they tried they quiet liked it.In the original recipe they use green chillies and they deep fry them!!!so if you want to you can try it too!!!!I would prefer the milder version so i have made this in the way below!!!!

You will Need(serves2)

  • 8-10 Chillies(light green ones)
  • Two tbs of Peanuts
  • Two tbs of Scraped Coconut
  • One tbs of White Sesame seeds
  • One Big Onion sliced
  • One tsp of Ginger garlic paste
  • One small cup of Tamarind water
  • Salt to taste
  • A Pinch of Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 tsp of Chilli Powder
  • 1/4 tsp of Garam Masala Powder
  • 4 Tbs of Oil
  • 1/2 tsp of Mustards seeds
  • 1/2 tsp of Kalonji seeds
  • 1/4 tsp of Fenugreek seeds

How To
  • Remove the chilli crowns and Deseed the chillies .Soak a little tamarind in hot water for ten minutes and extract the juice twice and keep aside.(i have used Bajji Milagai)

  • Heat a tbs of Oil and fry the slit and cut chillies fry and keep them aside in a tissue paper.

  • In the same pan add one more tsp of Oil and roast the peanuts,scraped coconut,sesame seeds and the sliced onion.Cool and grind the mixture to a fine paste along with ginger and garlic.

  •  Heat the remaining Oil in the pan crackle mustard seeds,fenugreek seeds,kalonji seeds.Add the ground paste and fry till the oil seperates.

  • Add turmeric powder,chilli powder,garam masala powder,salt and fry for a minute.Then add the tamarind water and boil for two to three minutes.

  •  Add one cup of water and the fried chilli pieces and allow it to boil till the gravy thickens.Garnish with coriander leaves.

Enjoy it with any biryani or even with plain basmati rice!!!

You May
  • Deep fry the chillies if you want to.
  • You can use the regular green chillies for making the subzi.
  • You can substitute dessicated coconut to scraped coconut.


RENU said...

wow so different

Shanthi said...

looking so yummy...nice presentation too...