Mirchi Ka Salan- Dish to Salam

Mirchi mean chillies in Indian language and Salan means curry spiced with all ingredients.

Mirchi Ka Salan is a famous Hyderabadi dish accompanied along with Biryini’s, roties , naan’s and other  India flat breads.

Mirchi ka salan is peanut sesame based creamy curry with a nice kick of spice from Mirchi’s. I have tweaked this recipe to my and families taste. Also i’m not a big fan of deep fries so I shallow my chilies and drop them in the salan at the end. I use Anaheim or banana peppers for this dish.


10 chilli peppers (Anaheim/Banana) (wash, deseed and cut into 1/2). Heat 1/4thcup of oil and shallow fry the chillies and keep a side.
1 medium size onion finely chopped or grated 1-2 tbsp tamarind paste
Salt to taste
Dry roast all the ingredients below and grind them into fine paste adding little water.1/4th cup peanuts
1 tbsp dhaniya ( Coriander Seeds)
1 cinnamon stick
2-3 whole red chillies ( depending on taste)
1/4th  cup sesame seeds
1 tbsp poppy seeds
1 tbsp Jeera ( Cumin Seeds) 1/4th cup fresh/frozen (defrosted) coconut.


1 tbsp oil (peanut/vegetable)
1-2 whole red chillies
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp kalanoji seeds/  onions seeds (optional)
Curry leaves
1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste


Heat oil in a pan add seasoning and allow the mustard seeds to splutter , add curry leaves, ginger garlic paste and chopped onions, cook till onions are soft and golden brown. Add turmeric and ground paste and cook for 10-12 mins on medium heat or till you see the paste coming toghter/ leaving the sides of the pan. Now add tamarind paste, salt, 1/2 cup water and bring to light boil. Now add the fried chilles and cook on medium heat for another 7-10 mins gently stirring in between.

Serve it with your favorite roti/naan/briyini.


You can substitute mirchi with green peppers.


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