Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Mirchi Khatta Masala - Tangy Green Chillis Curry

Long green chilli peppers are large, mild chilles and are generally used here in India to cook Mirchi Ka Salan(Hyderabadi dish),stuffed bajjis,pakoras and other gravy dishes...they can be chopped, ground into paste, slit, and deseeded, or an entire chilli can be inserted in the dish.

These chillis have a very mild spice to them and I usually like to cook these chillis during winters as a curry dish which has that tangy flavour.It goes well with pulao,rice and rotis.My family enjoys this dish, especially during cold weather.I thank my chef friend,D,for sharing this recipe...here goes "Mirchi Khatta Masala" for you...


10 long green chillis (cut into 2" pieces)

1 cup chopped onions (make a coarse paste)
1/2 tsp shahjeera (black cumin seeds)
1 tbsp chopped pudina (mint leaves)
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1/2 tsp red chilli pwd
1 tsp coriander pwd
1/2 tsp cumin pwd
1/2 tsp garam masala pwd
2 tbsp tamarind paste
1 tbsp of boiled channa dal paste (boil 2 tbsp of channa dal and make a paste)
2 tbsp of khus-khus and melon seeds(magaz,dawsa ginjallu) paste(soak 2 tsps each of poppy seeds and melon seeds in little water for half an hour and make a smoothe paste)
3 tbsp oil
2 cups water
chopped coriander leaves for garnish

Heat 3 tbsp oil in a pan.Add shahjeera and pudina leaves and fry for 10 seconds.
Add the coarse onion paste and fry till oil seperates.
Next add ginger garlic paste and fry till oil seperates.
Add the chopped tomatoes and mix well and fry till oil seperates.
Add chilli pwd,cumin pwd and coriander pwd and mix well.
Now add the green chilli pieces and salt, mix well.Cover and cook on slow fire till three fourth cooked.
Now add the khus-khus and melon seed paste along with boiled channa dal paste and tamarind paste.Mix well.
Add water and mix well and cook till the chillis are soft.Add garam masala towards the end and garnish with chopped coriander leaves.
Serves best with hot rotis and rice/pulao.


paz said...

What an interesting sounding recipe; some of the spices are new to me. It sounds perfect for this cold weather.


Priya Bhaskaran said...

I always look for new curries to try!!! and you got one for me now. Will give a try soon.

gini said...

I have never made such a recipe...Would love to try it.

sailu said...

Yes,Paz,perfect for cold weather..

Do tell me how it turned out,Priya.

Do try it,gini..tastes good with rotis..:)