Recipe: How to Make Authentic Hyderabadi Mirchi Ka Salan

A step-by-step guide on how to make the fiery Andhra classic

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Hyderabadi Mirchi Ka Salan is a spicy curry made out of green chillies that is usually served as an accompaniment to biriyani. The spicy, tangy curry can be relished with rotis as well. Below is a detailed step-by-step guide to making the famous dish

Ingredients:

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10-15 Green Chillies
2 tbsp Coriander Powder (dhaniya)
1 tbsp Cumin seeds (jeera)
2 tbsp Sesame seeds (teel)
3/4 cup Peanuts
1/4 cup Tamarind (imli)
1 tbsp Turmeric (haldi)
1/4 tbsp Red Chilli Powder (laal mirch)
1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste
1/2 tbsp Mustard seeds
1/2 cup Curry leaves
1 sliced Tomato
Salt to taste
1/2 cup Vegetable oil
1/2 cup Coriander freshly chopped

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Method:

i. Dry roast peanuts, sesame seeds, coriander powder and cumin seeds on a slow flame.

ii. Put the ingredients in the blender.

iii. Add chopped ginger and garlic.

iv. Make a nice fine paste.

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v. Add ½ cup vegetable oil in hot pan

vi. Add mustard seeds

sliced chillies

vii. Add sliced chillies  (seeds removed), then add curry leaves

viii. Half fry for 5 minutes on a high flame

ix. Remove the chillies

x. Use the same pan to make the curry

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xi. Add red mirchi powder, turmeric and salt

xii. Pour the mixture and mix well

xiii. Cook for about 10 minutes on a slow flame

xiv. Add curry leaves and 2 sliced tomatoes

xv. Cook till the oil separates from the mixture

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xvi. Add tamarind pulp (cook for 2 minutes)

xviii. Add the fried chillies and mix well

xix. Simmer for 5 minutes

Your Hyderabadi mirchi ka salan is ready!