Mirch ka Saalan

BM# 72
Week: 4, Day 2
Theme: Special Theme

Mirch ka Saalan is a signature dish of Hyderabad. Sesame seeds, peanuts and tamarind are the three main ingredients which are key ingredients for Hyderabadi cuisine. The minute we talk of Mirch ka Saalan you know you are in for a delicious dish which has a amazing nutty flavor. The Mirch or the chilly used in the Saalan can be spicy or mild. I have used the big Bhavnagari chilly which is quite mild.

Mirch Ka Saalan

8-10 green chillies
1-2 tsp sesame seeds
1/2 tsp peanuts
1 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 cup coconut
1 onion, sliced
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
4 tsp tamarind water
1 cup curd
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
Few curry leaves

Dry roast the sesame seeds, peanuts, coriander seeds and cumin seeds.
Saute onion, till transparent.
Make a paste of roasted seeds, sautéed onion and coconut.
Slit the green chillies and Sauté them with a pinch of salt.
Saute the ground paste along with ginger garlic paste.
Add tamarind water and curd.
Add salt and water to adjust the consistency of the gravy.
Add the sautéed chillies and garnish with half a tsp of mustard and curry leaves,

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