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Mirchi Ka Salan

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Mirchi Ka Salan

Ingredients
  

  • 250 gms green chillies - (large)
  • 4 - 5 tablespoons Oil ( I use even lesser..you can add more if you want)
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 5 Cloves
  • 2 sprigs Curry leaves
  • 100 gms onions Chopped - ( or 2 )
  • 2 - 1/2 teaspoons Ginger paste
  • 2 - 1/2 teaspoons Garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon Tamarind paste - (soaked in 1/4 cup water)
  • to taste salt

To be dry roasted and ground

  • 50 gms Peanuts
  • 50 gms coconut Grated
  • 3 teaspoons Sesame seeds
  • 1 - 1/2 tablespoons Coriander seeds
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin seeds
  • 5 chillies (add or deduct to suit your heat tolerance) Red
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper corns
  • Oil for sauteing theChillies
  • Finely chopped coriander for garnish

Instructions
 

  • Heat some oil and saute the chillies, drain and keep aside.
  • Dry roast and grind the ingredients and keep aside.
  • In a pan, heat oil add chopped onions and saute till they turn brown.
  • Add the ginger, garlic and toos till they lose the raw smell.
  • Mix in the ground paste and stir well and pour in the tamarind water.
  • Make sure its well blended and keep stirring till the gravy thickens.
  • Add salt and fried chillies.
  • Boil the gravy for a minute.
  • Check the seasoning.
  • Add a teaspoon of sugar(optional).
  • The addition of sugar gives a balance of flavour.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Its ready to be served :-).
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