If you are looking for a side dish to change the routine taste of your lunch or dinner, try this tasty mirch ka salan! If you love spicy food, replace the fat green chillies with spicy hot green chillies. I used the bhajji chilli and even that was spicy!
1. 4-5 large(bhajji) green chilli
2. 2 tbsp peanuts
3. 2 tbsp coconut powder
4. 1 tbsp sesame seeds
5. 1 tbsp poppy seeds
6. 1 Large onion chopped
7. Few close of garlic
8. 1 inch piece of Ginger
9. Half tbsp turmeric powder
10. 1tbsp red chili powder
11. 1 tbsp Garam masala
12. 1 tbsp lemon juice or 1 tbsp tamrind pulp
13. 4 tbsp oil
14. Salt to taste
15. 1 tbsp chopped coriander for garnishing
1. Dry roast peanuts, coconut powder, sesame seed and poppy seeds, one after other in the same pan
2. Cool to room temperature. Add all the roasted peanuts, coconut powder, sesame seeds, poppy seeds and garlic, ginger, turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam Masala and salt in a mixer jar. Grind to fine paste using very little water.
3. Cut each chilli in 3 to 4 pieces and give it a slit. Remove seeds from inside.
4. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and add cut Chilli pieces. Fry it it till slightly soft. Remove from oil and keep aside.
5. Now add remaining oil and add chopped onion. Fry it till translucent.
6. Add the prepared masala paste and for few minutes. Add 1/2 cup water to adjust the consistency. Add the cooked Chili pieces and mix well. Let the salan cook for few more minutes.
7. Add lemon juice or tamrind pulp. When the salan starts living oil from all sides, off the flame. Garnish with choped coriander.
Serve hot and spicy mirch ka salan with paratha or daal-rice.