How to make Mirchi ka Salan -

Traditional mirch ka salan made differently.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Turban Tadka.

Main Ingredients : Bhavnagri Chillies, Salted Peanuts

Cuisine : Hyderabadi

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

You can also find more Main Course Vegetarian recipes like Spinach And Pumpkin Curry Paneer Yogi Vratwale Aloo Soya Matar - SK Khazana

Mirchi ka Salan

Mirchi ka Salan Recipe Card


Hyderabad’s 400-year-old culinary history, like its culture, is unmatched by any other state in India.  Of all the Muslim cuisines, Hyderabadi is the only one in the sub-continent that can boast of a major vegetarian section. This has much to do with the local influences. Considering that the elite of the erstwhile Hyderabad state came from the north of India and was almost entirely Muslim, this is a little surprising. The nation’s vegetarians, of course, stand to gain by it.
Some of the salient features of Hyderabadi food are the key flavours of coconut, tamarind, peanuts and sesame seeds. The main spice is chilli, which is used in abundance and is the reason for the one word used to describe Hyderabadi cuisine - fiery!
The cuisine draws its flavour from two rich legacies - the Deccan cuisine of Nizams and the spicy Andhra style of food, laced with mustard, garlic and chillies and eaten with doles of chutney and pickle.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Mirchi ka Salan Recipe

  • Bhavnagri Chillies 450 grams

  • Salted Peanuts 1 1/2 cups

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Panch phoran 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 6-8

  • Green chilli paste 1 tablespoon

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Tamarind paste 3 tablespoons

  • Browned onions 1 cup

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Garam masala powder 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Grind peanuts with a little water.

Step 2

Heat oil in a non-stick kadai, add panch phoran, curry leaves, green chilli paste and ginger-garlic paste and sauté for a minute.

Step 3

Add tamarind paste and browned onions and mix well.

Step 4

Add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, cumin powder and coriander powder and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add peanut paste and salt and sauté for 1-2 minutes. Add 2-3 cups of water and mix.

Step 5

Halve each chilli and add to the kadai and cook on low heat for 10-12 minutes.

Step 6

Add garam masala powder and mix well.

Step 7

Switch off heat, transfer into a serving dish and serve hot.

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