Thursday, May 19, 2011

Hyderabadi Mirchi Ki Salan

Mirchi Ki Salan is a popular dish of Hyderabad.  I am from Hyderabad and used to have this regularly when go outside. This is a spicy curry made with green chillies(large) or bell peppers and goes well with biryani and rotis.(yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

This is prepared by boiling green chillies , to remove the tartness and adding freshly roasted grounded  paste which is made by using peanuts, coconut, sesame seeds, coriander seeds, jeera, tamarind paste and masala spices. This grounded paste gives a unique and delicious flavor.

I make this curry in most of my parties that we host in our home.


Green chillies medium – 8 -10 no
Onion Medium – 1 no
Cloves – 2 no
Red Chilli – 2 no
Cinnamon Stick – 1`` inch piece
Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
Coriander seeds – 1 tsp
Coconut grated fresh or dried – 3 tsps (I used fresh)
Sesame seeds – ¼ cup
Peanuts – ½ cup
Tamarind juice/paste – 4 tsps
Jaggery – ½ tsp ( optional)
Red Chilli powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – ½ tsp
Curry leaves – a few
Ginger Garlic paste – 2 tsps
Salt As Required
Oil – 3 tsps


  • Wash and split green chillies by removing the seeds inside it.
  • In a vessel add sufficient water to boil green chillies for 15-20 minutes and keep them aside.
  • In a frying sauce pan add peanuts roast them. After they get cooled remove the skin and keep aside.
  • In the same pan add cloves,red chilli, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, cinnamom stick and roast for 2 mins and keep aside.
  • Now in the same pan add sesame seeds and roast by continuously stirring for 3 mins.

  • Add a tsp of oil in the pan and fry the chopped onions for 3 mins.
  • Cool and grind them (all the above roasted items) to paste along with salt, chilli powder, coconut, peanuts and tamarind to a smooth paste by adding 1 cup of water to it.
  • Heat 2 tsps of oil in a cooking pan add curry leaves.
  • After they splutter add the grinded paste and turmeric powder and cook for 5 mins
  • Add the boiled green chillies along with water and cook for 10 mins on medium flame.
  • Keep stirring once in a while to prevent the grounded paste from sticking to the pan.
  • Cook for another 10-15 mins or until the gravy become thick.
  • Remove from heat and serve with biryani or rotis. 
Sending this to Dish Name starts with H hosted by Akila.


  1. Absolutely delicious, I love this mirchi ki salan.

  2. flavourful delicious mirchi ki salan

  3. I bought these mirchis at the indian store last week - your droolicious pics have given me a good idea as to how to use them! Awesome post

  4. Looks absolutely perfect and tempting.. thanks for the delicious recipe :)
    Indian Cuisine

  5. Very delicious,highly inviting,irresistible mirchi ka salan..

  6. I love the mirchi. so subtle yet flavorsome.

  7. Looks yummy.I deep fry the chillies instead of boiling them....loved ur version....

  8. Looks so delicious am planning to make this for so long now ...and u r tempting

  9. Very new to me. Never tried this. Looks yummy.

  10. Delicious and yummy mirch ka salan.

  11. Spicy and tempting..drool worthy curry.

  12. Hmmm...juz love this very much. Looks wonderful and superb dear. Very nice recipes u have in ur blog... very happy to follow u dear...Keep rocking!!!

  13. First time I am seeing this dish .. I am a fan of spicy food .. lovely dish.


  14. I love mirchi ka salan...your recipe is wonderful...bookmarked.

  15. very tempting one..delicious and spicy...

  16. Hydrabad mirch ka salan is perfect.

  17. I make it in a different way! Boiling chillies,adding whole coriander seeds are new to me. Lemme try next time!:)

  18. I love mirchi ka salan & esp ur version!! :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  19. mirch ka salan is my fav too and this looks very well done- slurp !

  20. can clean up that bowl in no time- good recipe!

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