Hyderabadi Mirch Ka Saalan- Mirch Ka Saalan for Biryani- Mirch ka saalan in less oil and without Ginger/Garlic

Ingredients –

  1. Sesame seeds –1 tbsp.
  2. Peanuts –1 tbsp.
  3. Coconut powder –1 tbsp
  4. Vegetable Oil –2 tbsp
  5. Cumin/jeera  seeds –1 tbsp.
  6. Turmeric powder –1 tsp.
  7. Mirchi/chilli –3-4 (wash and dry)
  8. Salt to taste
  9. Red Chilli powder as per your taste
  10. Garam masala –1 tsp.
  11. Chopped onions –1 cup
  12. Tamarind juice – 1 tbsp


  • Heat a pan, add peanuts, sesame seeds, coconuts powder and cook on low heat until it turns golden color.
  • Heat oil in the  pan, fry chilli for 1-2 min on medium heat and set aside.
  • You can use the same pan and add little oil, cumin seeds and cook onions for 2-3 minutes.
  • Blend fried onion and roasted ingredients along with 2 to 3 tsp water and make a thick paste.
  • Heat oil into the kadhi/pan, add cumin seeds, grinded paste and cook for 4-5 minutes on medium heat.
  • Add red chilli powder, salt to taste, turmeric powder, tamarind  juice and garam masala and mix well.
  • Add enough water stir and make a thin gravy. Cook for 1-2 minute on medium heat add fried chilies and simmer on a low heat for 1 minute…
  • Hyderabadi  mirch  ka  saalan is ready to serve…

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