Saturday, April 7, 2007

Mirchi Ka Salan

Mirchi ka salan

long green chillies-20
sesame seeds-2 tbsp
coriander seeds-1 tbsp
cumin seeds-1 tsp
red chillies-2
ginger-1 inch
garlic-6 to 8 cloves
peanuts-1/2 cup
turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
mustard-1 tsp
curry leaves-10 leaves
oil-2 tbsp

Step 1.Wash & slit18 to 20(large) green chilies lengthwise keeping the ends intact. Deep fry the chillies in oil for a minute & keep aside.

Step 2.Dissolve 2 tbsp tamarind in 1/2 cup of water & extract the thick juice & keep.

Step 3. Dry roast 2tbsp sesame seeds, 1 tbsp coriander seeds & 1 tsp cumin seeds. Grind the roasted coriander, cumin & sesame seeds alongwith 2 dry red chillies, 1 inch piece ginger, 6 to 8 cloves garlic, 1/2 cup roasted peanuts to a paste.

Step 4.Heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan & season with 1 tsp mustard & 8 to 10 curry leaves. Then add 1 onion chopped & when golden , add turmric pwd & ground masala paste & fry. Now add the tamarind paste & 1/2 cup of water & bring to boil & cook on low heat for 10 mins. Now add the fried green chillies & simmer on low heat for about 10 mins & serve hot as a side dish for chappatis!

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