How to make Mirchi ka Salan-SK Khazana -

Popular Hyderabadi dish that is generally served with Hyderabadi biryani

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Big green chillies, Oil (ऑइल)

Cuisine : Hyderabadi

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

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Mirchi ka Salan-SK Khazana

Mirchi ka Salan-SK Khazana 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 : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Mirchi ka Salan-SK Khazana Recipe

  • Big green chillies slit and deep fried 18-20

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • White sesame seeds 2 tablespoons

  • Coriander seeds 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Roasted peanuts 1/2 cup

  • Dried red chillies stemmed and broken 2

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch

  • Garlic cloves 6-8

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 8-10

  • Medium onion grated 1

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Tamarind pulp 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Heat a non-stick pan add white sesame seeds, coriander seeds and cumin seeds. Sauté till they are fragrant and they crackle.

Step 2

Transfer the roasted spices into a mixer jar, add roasted peanuts, dried red chillies, ginger, garlic and some water and blend to a smooth paste.

Step 3

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. Once they splutter add curry leaves.

Step 4

Sauté for half a minute and add onion. Sauté, stirring continuously, till onion is light golden brown. Add salt, stir well.

Step 5

Add turmeric powder and mix well. Add masala paste and cook for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add 1½ cups of water and bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and cook for 10 minutes.

Step 6

Add tamarind pulp (dissolved in half a cup of water, if it is too thick) and mix well.

Step 7

Add fried green chillies and cook on low heat for 8-10 minutes.

Step 8

Serve hot.

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