We are pleased to inform that (y)our blog has been featured in 'Nithu's Kitchen' this week. This recipe of ours 'Mirchi Ka Salan' has been showcased there. For more details visit 'Nithu's Kitchen'. Thanks to Nithu for giving us the opportunity to showcase our blog in her wonderful and innovative space.

Reposting this recipe ...

Mirchi ka Salan is usually served with Biryani in many of the restaurants. We first ate Mirchi ka salan in a local restaurant here. My husband being a lover of spices, was all for it!! I used the Hot Banana Peppers which we get here in a local fruit/Vegetable market. I removed the seeds and sliced them into 2 inch strips whereas some might like the whole mirchi/pepper as is with just the seeds removed. 

Ingredients - 

Chillies/Peppers (suitable for Mirchi Bajji) 1/4 lb
Ginger-Garlic Paste 1 tsp
Jeera 1 tsp
Cloves 3-4
Cardamom (Elaichi) 1-2
Cinnamon 1 inch
Bayleaf (Tej patta) 1-2 
Dhania-Jeera Powder 1 tsp
Salt as per taste
Milk 1 cup

For the Gravy - 

Onion 1 medium
Tomato 1 medium 
Coconut powder 4 Tbsp
Sesame seeds (til/nuvvulu) 2 Tbsp
Coriander leaves (kothimeera)few sprigs
Green chillies 1-2 (optional)

Method Of Preparation - 

In a skillet, add oil to saute chopped onions until golden brown and add chopped tomatoes and cook them.

Make a paste of onion and tomato after it is cooled.

Also grind coconut powder, sesame seeds, coriander leaves and green chillies.

In a heated skillet, add oil and jeera, cloves, cardamom and bayleaf. Also add ginger-garlic paste and saute.

After they are sufficiently done, add the onion-tomato paste and also the coconut-sesame-coriander leaves-green chillies powder.

Add a little water (up to a cup approx)and let it cook till the oil oozes out.

Add salt and cut the Peppers into 2 inch strips (or as bigger strips) and add them to the boiling gravy.

Cover the skillet and let the peppers absorb all the flavors as they cook.

Mix in between so that the gravy doesn't get burnt and add 1 cup of milk.

Let the curry simmer and switch off the stove when the peppers are well cooked and the gravy comes together.

Serve it with Vegetable Biryani / Fried Rice or plain rice. Some might like it with Naan/Roti too.

Serves approx. 3 Adults

Preparation Time  30 min

Posted by Harini on Monday, November 8, 2010


  1. Elaichii Says:
  2. Nice to know more about you sisters. Salan recipie sounds yummy!

  3. Soumya Says:
  4. came to know about you sisters through Nithu's blog...You have a wonderful space here...happily following you...

  5. Unknown Says:
  6. u sister's rock,u guys have an awesome space here...keep up the good work.....
    salan recipe sounds mouthwatering...

    njoy cooking n happy blogging...

  7. Mrudula N Says:
  8. Hi.. I made this recipe for my husband as it was his fav dish he loved it a lot.. again i made it at my aunt's home on my visit to there home n they loved this again... thanks to tamlapaku for such simple recipe of mirchi ka salan... both of u rock with ur new recipe..

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