How to make Mirchi ka Salan | Mirchi ka Salan Recipe for Biryani | Side Dish for Biryani

how to make mirchi ka salan

If you know how to make mirchi ka salan, you can use it as a fine side dish for biryani. The items like coconut milk rice, peas pulav, ghee rice, vegetable fried rice, chapati and roti will also be livelier with this salan or curry.

It is mouth-watering even to imagine taking a scoop of mirchi ka salan, placing it over a portion of hot biryani and then scooping both and eating. The real experience would be more delighting!

The mirchi ka salan recipe does not need any exotic ingredients. With the items you typically use in everyday cooking, you can make this side dish.

The long, green mirchi or chili is at the center point of the recipe of mirchi ka salan. Onion, ginger-garlic paste, copra gratings, groundnuts, sesame seeds, and chili powder are some of the other ingredients that make the mirchi ka salan hit the winning goal.

The cooking steps, too, are not difficult. These should make you to find out how to make mirchi ka salan.

Fry the mirchies only till they are just tender. This is necessary to retain some crispiness of the mirchi for a finer eating experience.

When you cook the ground paste of the fried items with the tempered mirchi or chilies, be sure to stir often. This ensures the mixture at the bottom of the kadai or utensil does not get burnt.

A highlight of this mirchi ka salan recipe for biryani is it uses coriander leaves for garnishing this side dish. The reason is it will give color to it, and more importantly, adds a fine flavor to this food.

If you like the mirchi ka salan to be less spicy, remove the seeds from the mirchies or chilies before frying them. Or, use a mirchi variety that is not spicy or moderately spicy.

The next time you make biryani, give the mirchi ka salan recipe for biryani a try. The richness of the biryani and this salan would be a sumptuous treat you would like to remember and that would make you try this combination often.

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Quantity: 1-and-1/2 cup


1. Bajji mirchi / chilies 4 (washed and dried)
2. Oil 2 tablespoons
3. Mustard 1/2 teaspoon
4. Curry leaves 1 sprig
5. Chili powder 3/4 teaspoon
6. Turmeric 1/8 teaspoon
7. Jeera powder 1/4 teaspoon
8. Coriander powder 1 teaspoon
9. Ginger-garlic paste 1/2 teaspoon
10. Tamarind juice 1 tablespoon or to taste
11. Jaggery 1 teaspoon or to taste
12. Salt to taste
13. Water about 1-and-1/2 cup
14. Coriander leaves, few sprigs

Ingredients for paste:

1. Sesame seeds 1 tablespoon
2. Groundnut 3 tablespoons
3. Dry coconut, packed, 3 tablespoons
4. Onion, thin slices, 1/4 cup

How to make Mirchi ka Salan?

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1. Dry fry sesame seeds till these splutter.

Transfer to a bowl.

Fry groundnuts till these get some brown spots.

Add coconut. Fry till coconut becomes hot.

Transfer to the bowl.

Fry onion till golden brown.

Keep aside to cool.

Grind all the fried items to a fine paste using water.
2. Cut chilies diagonally.

You can use whole mirchies. If you cut the chilies, however, the masala will enter into them and make them tastier.

Remove seeds to reduce spiciness.
3. Heat oil till it becomes hot.

Add mustard.

Wait till the seeds splutter.

Add curry leaves .

Add chilies. Fry till chilies are just tender.
4. Add turmeric, chili powder, jeera and coriander powder.


Add tamarind juice and mix .

Add ginger-garlic paste and mix.

Add jaggery and salt. Fry for a few seconds.
5. Add paste and water. Mix thoroughly.

Cover and cook till the mixture becomes a sauce-like gravy, while
mixing often.

Add chopped coriander and mix.

Switch off the stove.
6. Mirchi ka salan is ready.

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TIPS How to make Mirchi ka Salan
1. If bajji mirchies are not available in stores, buy and use green chilies that are less spicy.
2. Fry cashew nuts and grind it along with the other items in Step 1 to make the salan richer.