Mirchi Ka Salan - 2

For Week 4 of BM #49, Here are recipes from my bookmarks.
Today's recipe is from my friend, Sreedevi, who gave us a taste of this delightful side dish at a party. 

I found that the taste, color and ingredients are slightly different from how I make it. So I promptly noted down her method and tried it at home with very good results. It made a delightful accompaniment to Pulao. 

Ingredients - 


*Chillies/Peppers (The not so hot variety) 1/4 lb
Onion 1 medium
Green chillies 1-2 (optional)
Ginger-Garlic Paste 1 tsp
Cloves 3-4
Cardamom (Elaichi) 1-2
Cinnamon 1 inch
Dhania Powder 1 tsp
Red Chilli Powder 1/4 tsp (Optional)
Salt as per taste
**Yogurt/Curds 1/2 cup
Coriander leaves few sprigs for garnish
Cooking Oil 3 Tbsp
For the Gravy - 
Peanuts, roasted handful
Coconut powder 4 Tbsp
Sesame seeds (til/nuvvulu) 2 Tbsp

*I used the Hot Banana Peppers, deseeded and sliced them into 2 inch pieces.
** I added sour curds. If fresh curds are used, please add a spoon of thick tamarind paste.

Mirchi Ka Salan - 2

Method Of Preparation -


In a heated pan, add oil and saute the pepper slices until they are golden brown. Using a slotted spoon, remove onto paper towels to drain excess oil.

In the remaining oil, add the cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, green chillies, onion, ginger-garlic paste. Sprinkle a little salt and saute until the onions turn translucent.

Remove from heat. Upon cooling, blend the sauteed mixture into a smooth paste.

Heat the pan again and let the paste simmer and the oil ooze out. Add Dhania powder, Salt, Red Chili powder and water to make the gravy a little on the runnier side.

Add the yogurt and the sauteed peppers, let it cook for a few minutes and remove.

Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with pulao or biryani of your choice. It goes well with plain steamed rice as well.

Preparation Time 30 min 
Serves 5-6

10 comments

  1. Sarita Says:
  2. Yummy mirchi ka salaan..I love it.

     
  3. Srividhya Says:
  4. Amazing.. I use the same sauce for bhagara bhaingan too

     
  5. I love mirch ka salan.These look so wonderful

     
  6. been planning on trying this diah - looks great

     
  7. Srivalli Says:
  8. Lovely presentation harini, your peppers look so cute..are those real or props?..Yet to make a typical mirchi ka salan, and you are with a ver 2 already!

     
  9. Priya Suresh Says:
  10. This version 2 sounds too good for me, lovely set up there.

     
  11. I m drooling as i read the recipe, looks delicious and love the presentation, need to look whether i get these pepper nearby!!

     
  12. sneha datar Says:
  13. A yummy and delicious salaan.

     
  14. Love the white gravy! What a blend of ingredients...I am bookmarking this :)

     
  15. Pavani N Says:
  16. Oh my goodness, that mirchi ka salaan looks absolutely delicious. Bookmarked to try soon!!

     
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