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Thursday, 8 September 2011
Mirchi ka salan....Paprika Cuury
250 gm Large green chillies/capsicum
00 gm Sautéed onion paste
25 gm Ginger garlic paste
10 gm Coriander leaves
5 gm Mustard seeds
2 gm Cloves
5 gm Curry leaves
50 gm Tamarind
50 gm Cooking oil
Salt to taste
50 gm Coconut
50 gm Peanuts
20 gm Coriander seeds
15 gm Sesame seeds
10 gm Cumin seeds
5 gm Peppercorns
5 no Red Chillies
Slit and deep fry the green chillies in hot oil. Remove and keep aside.
Roast and grind together ingredients for the paste.
Soak the tamarind in a cup of water and extract pulp.
Heat oil and add the mustard seeds, when crackling add the cloves and the curry leaves.
Mix the sautéed onion paste and stir for 3 minutes.
Add the salan paste and continue stirring.
Pour 15 ml of water at intervals to avoid paste sticking to the pan.
Add the tamarind pulp and 50 ml of water. Stir for 5 minutes until the gravy resembles the consistency of a sauce.
Add the salt and the fried chillies to the hot gravy.
Boil the gravy for 1 minute.
Remove and garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.
Mirchi Ka Salan-2
Green chilies…..7 to 10(large pickle chilies)
Oil……….2 tbsp+ to deep fry
Onion………1 big size
Garlic………6 to 8 cloves
Ginger……..1 inch piece
For dry masala:-
Sesame seeds…….2 tbsp
Roasted peanuts….1/2 cup
Whole red chilli ….2 (if you want little spicy)
Coconut powder…..1 tbsp
Coriander powder….1 tsp
Tamarind pulp…..2 tbsp
Wash, wipe and slit green chilies lengthwise remove stems. Deseed chilies. Heat oil in kadai and deep fry chillies for one min. keep aside
Peel wash and cut onion ginger and garlic and grind it into paste .
Make paste of sesame seeds , roasted peanuts and red chillies .
Now heat two tbsp of oil in a pan and add panch puran , let it crackle and add curry leaves. Add onion paste and sauté till onion turns light golden brown.
Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilli powder and mix well add dry masala paste and cook for two three min. stir in one and half cup of water and bring it to boil. Cook for ten min in medium heat.
Add tamarind pulp and fried green chillies . add salt and cook on low heat for ten min.