Thursday, February 7, 2013

Mirchi ka Salan


Shahjeera- 1tsp
Onion -1
Cardamom -4
Cinnamon stick- small piece
Star Anise- 3
Salt- as per taste
Mirchi ka Salan chillies- 8-9
Garam masala- 1 tsp
Red chilli powder- 1tbsp
Dhaniya powder - 1tsp
Bay leaves - 3-4
Tomato -1
Turmeric - pinch
Sesame seeds -2 tbsp
Tamarind-lemon sized ball

Dry roast peanuts and sesame seeds and grind them to fine powder.

Add water soaked tamarind (Or microwave it for a minute if you do not have patience like me) and blend it with peanut mixture.

Add chopped onion and tomato and blend it again to make a paste.

Slit the mirchi ka salan chillies(Or use Jalapenos) and remove the seeds with a edge of spoon

In a non-stick pan, heat oil and add, shahjeera, bayleaves, Cardomon, cloves, anise, cinnamon stick and fry.

Add chillies and fry for few minutes. Make sure it doesnt get burned.

Then add the peanut-onion mixture to the chillies and mix it well.

Add turmeric, salt and chilli powder.

Close the lid and cook it for few minutes (mix it in between) until it leaves oil at the sides.

Add garam masala powder and  dhaniya powder and let it cook until it becomes dark brown in color.

Add a glass of water and let it boil. Adjust salt and chilli powder according to your taste.

Serve with Rotis or Biryani!

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