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Mirchi Ka Salan

This is an easy to go recipe using peanuts and chillies which goes very well with biriyanis and can also be served with paranthas.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Salan
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 180kcal
Author: Anindita Das


  • 100 gms peanuts
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp tamarind paste
  • 10 quantity green chillies
  • 10 quantity curry leaves
  • 0.5 tsp mustard seeds (rai)
  • 0.5 tsp fenugreek seeds (methi)
  • 1 quantity small onion
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 0.5 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 0.5 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp cooking oil
  • Salt (as required)


  • Dry roast the peanuts and the sesame seeds and make a fine powder out of it.
  • Temper the oil with mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves.
  • Half-slit the green chillies and add it to the frying oil. 
  • Next, add the finely chopped onions and wait till it gets translucent.
  • Add the ginger-garlic paste, cumin powder, coriander powder , turmeric powder and salt and fry for 5 minutes.
  • Next add the tamarind paste. I, usually take a tamarind ball and soak it in warm water till all the essence comes out. But a store bought tamarind paste will work equally well.
  • Add the peanut and sesame powder and some water.
  • Cook until the gravy thickens.
  • Serve it with some biriyani or with some hot paranthas.