Mirchi Ka Salan: A Hyderabadi Curry

Mirchi Ka Salan: A Hyderabadi Curry

Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes


  • 10-12 Medium Green Chillies
  • 1/4 cup Peanuts
  • 2 tbsp. Sesame Seeds
  • 2 tbsp. Grated Coconut (fresh or dried)
  • 2 Medium Onions, finely chopped
  • 1 Tomato, pureed
  • 1 tsp. Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 tsp. Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp. Red Chilli Powder (adjust to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp. Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tsp. Cumin Seeds
  • 2 tbsp. Tamarind Pulp
  • 3 tbsp. Cooking Oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as needed
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves for garnish


1. Prepare the Chillies:

  • Wash and pat dry 10-12 Medium Green Chillies. Slit them lengthwise without cutting them entirely. This allows the flavors to penetrate while keeping the chillies whole.
  • Shallow fry the chillies in 1 tbsp. Cooking Oil until they blister. Set aside on a paper towel.

2. Make the Masala Paste:

  • Dry roast 1/4 cup Peanuts, 2 tbsp. Sesame Seeds, and 2 tbsp. Grated Coconut until they turn golden and aromatic. Allow them to cool.
  • Blend the roasted mixture into a smooth paste with a little water. Set aside.

3. Cook the Base:

  • In the same pan, heat 2 tbsp. Cooking Oil. Add 1/2 tsp. Cumin Seeds and let them splutter.
  • Add 2 finely chopped Medium Onions and sauté until golden brown.
  • Stir in 1 tsp. Ginger-Garlic Paste, cooking until the raw smell disappears.
  • Add 1 pureed Tomato, 1/2 tsp. Turmeric Powder, 1 tsp. Red Chilli Powder, and Salt to taste. Cook until the oil separates.

4. Combine and Simmer:

  • Add the prepared masala paste to the onion-tomato mixture. Cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Pour in 2 cups of Water and 2 tbsp. Tamarind Pulp. Bring to a boil.
  • Gently add the fried chillies to the gravy. Reduce the heat, cover, and simmer for 10-15 minutes. The gravy should thicken and the chillies should absorb the flavors.

5. Finish and Garnish:

  • Sprinkle 1/2 tsp. Garam Masala over the curry and give it a gentle stir.
  • Turn off the heat and let the curry sit covered for a few minutes before serving.
  • Garnish with fresh Coriander Leaves.

Serve this aromatic and flavorful Mirchi Ka Salan with biryani, rice, or naan. The creamy peanut-sesame sauce with a tangy kick makes it a beloved dish in the Hyderabadi cuisine. Each step is a step closer to mastering the art of Indian cooking, so enjoy the process and the delicious results!

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