Friday, October 3, 2008

Mirchion ka Saalan


INGREDIENTS:
  1. Green chillies 15(Big ones)
  2. Khopra/Dessicated coconut 1 and 1/2 cups
  3. Til 3/4th cup
  4. Phalli 3/4th cup
  5. Onion 1 medium(Fried to light brown in colour, grind to fine paste and keep aside)
  6. Cumin powder 1/2Tspn
  7. Coriander powder 1Tspn
  8. Tamarind Pulp 2Handfuls
  9. Cumin whole 1Tspn
  10. Rai whole 1Tspn
  11. Kalonji 1/2Tspn
  12. Methi whole 1/2Tspn
  13. Curry leaves 10-15
  14. Salt to taste
  15. Oil for cooking
METHOD:
  • Roast Khopra,phalli,til without oil and grind it to a fine powder.
  • Mix cumin powder,coriander powder and onion paste in it.
  • Heat 6-8Tbpns of oil in a vessel,Slit the Green chilles a bit and fry for 2-3 minutes,remove them in a plate and keep aside.To the same oil add zeera,rai,kalonji,methi seeds and curry leaves.This makes your bagaar.Fry for 1-2mins.
  • Cook on low flame only and make sure oil is not too hot otherwise your masala will get burned when u add the powders..Add the grinded powders along with tamarind pulp and 2-3 cups of water.
  • Fry till oil starts leaving sides,also add salt and green chilles.
  • Keep tasting the saalan ,add more tamarind pulp if required.Cook on low flame for 20mins approximately.Keep stirring the saalan as well.The trick is to keep stirring Masale wale recipes (bhuno)to make it even more tastier.

9 comments:

Armina said...

Eid Mubarak to u sweetie.. Mirchi ka salan looks very tempting.. My husband says I prepare it the best.. :) My recipe is almost the same.. except I keep the consistency a bit watery coz otherwise it will be too much masale, not palatable for people not used to hot n spicy food :)

Mona said...

Yummy, Yummy. My huuby does not like mirchi in the Mirchi Ka Salan, so he passes them all to me. I love to devour this Salan along with some Biryani, or simply along with Naan,. Ah, makes my day..

Sangeeth said...

first time here....ed mubharak to u n ur family! ur blog template is cool!

maimoona said...

Mirchi ka salan looks great.I prepare this usually in large amounts and store it.I believe the stored curry tastes better than the one freshly prepared!

Nazarina A said...

Eid Mubarak dear Anjum,

Ooooh this looks fiery! I showed this to my husband( who by the way is Polish who accepted Islam)and do you know what he said "Please make this!! He is not afraid of heat I am! I am going to try it though ha! ha!

Yasmeen said...

The Mirchiyan look hot! I usually make the salan with mild mirchi, and even then we just eat the gravy :)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Mirchi ka salan wow looks welcoming. Hope u had a awesome Eid celebrations.

Yasmeen said...

Anjum ,are you still having problems accessing my blog?
Which browser do you use, my blog is best viewed in Mozilla firefox. Internet Explorer has some errors in loading.

Tasneem Jiddawala said...

Anjum... I have been silently following your blog for over 8 years and I simply love all your recipes... They are all no fail and I am never scared to try ... Thank you