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Mirchi ka Salan Recipe

Mirchi ka Salan Recipe .Learn how to cook best and tasty Mirchi ka Salan. An easy way and tips how to cook Mirchi ka Salan at home .Detail of ingredients of Mirchi ka Salan and instruction.


Green chilies 250 gm
Potatoes, peeled and diced 2/3 cup
Coconut, desiccated 30 gm
Coriander seeds 1 tsp
Cumin (jeera) seeds 15 gm
Curry leaves 10
Garlic paste 2 tsp
Ginger paste 2 tsp
Mustard oil (sarson ka tel) 120 ml
Poppy seeds (khus khus) 2 tsp
Red chili powder 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Sesame (till) seeds 2 tsp
Tamarind (imlee) 45 gm
Turmeric (haldi) powder 1 tsp


Roast coriander, cumin, poppy and sesame seeds on a griddle and pound.
Roast coconut too. Wash and soak tamarind in 240 ml/1 cup water.
Mash well, then squeeze out and discard pulp.
Remove stem, slit and deseed chilies without separating them.
Pat dry. Heat oil in a kadhai. Fry potatoes till golden brown.
Remove. Reserve a few green chilies for garnish.
Fry the rest till soft. Drain.
In the same oil brown the ginger and garlic pastes, ground seeds, turmeric, chilli powder, curry leaves and coconut.
Add green chilies and 480 ml/2 cups water.
Cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
Add fried potatoes and simmer till chilies and potatoes are tender.
Add tamarind juice through a stainer and let simmer till gravy thickens.
Garnish with slit green chilies and serve with plain boiled rice.