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Hyderabadi Mirchi Ka Salan/Bell Pepper Gravy - Yummy Festival Feast - Diwali

I usually make this with the long green chillies.. but, with a lot of fresh bell pepper/capsicum harvest from my garden this year, I have been making this traditional curry with the Bell pepper instead..


4 Green Bell Peppers/Capsicum (cut medium size about 2 inch squares)
1 Cup Peanuts (roasted and powdered)
1/2 cup Sesame Seeds (roasted and powdered)
lemon size ball of Tamarind (soaked)
1 Onion(chopped)
1 Tbsp Ginger + Garlic paste
1 Tbsp Dry coconut powder (powdered)
1/2 Tbsp Poppy seeds (roasted, powdered)
1 tsp Turmeric
4 Cloves
2 Cardamom
1/4 inch stick spicy cinnamon
2 Tbsp Oil
Salt, Chilli powder as per taste

In a wide heavy bottomed pan, add the oil. When its hot, add the cloves, cardamom, cinnamon.. let them splutter then add the ginger garlic paste, turmeric ... saute a little. When you smell the aroma of the frying ginger garlic paste, add the chopped onions.Saute for a few minutes. Add the peppers and saute... Stir the mixure every few minutes to avoid burning... Meanwhile, prepare the peanut and sesame powders, squeeze juice out of the tamarind into a bowl. Add the peanut, sesame, coconut, poppy seed powders to this.. When the peppers are close to being done.. add the tamarind, powders mixture..Add required amount of salt and may be some chilli powder if needed.. cover and cook for sometime.. (5 minutes or so).. remove the lid, and cook on medium heat until oil separates... Garnish wish fresh chopped cilantro.

Serve hot with Chapathi/Puri or Rice. Enjoy !

There are many many variations to this recipe - you can add it some egg plant along with the bell pepper.. Also, add in some red peppers if you'd like. You can make the same gravy with other veggies like Tindora, Okra, Eggplant .. etc.,

Its a special curry.. and is made for special occassions including festivals.. This recipe is for the

event that I am currently hosting..


srikars kitchen said...

what a colour!! looks really yummy & creamy//... thxs for sharing.. adding peanut & sesame new for me... will try...

viji said...

Gravy looking colorfull

G.Pavani said...

Hi pallavi,first of all thank u very much for visiting my blog and for ur lovely cooments..

Happy cook said...

Wow they looks so yumm.
Would love to have them with plain rice

Vaidehi said...

Color looks awesome..must be delicious!!

Mansi said...

that looks lovely Pallavi! and yes, I'll definitely send the treats for your event:)

Priya said...

Lovely pallavi..mirchi ka salan looks delicious..i have already send 3 recipes as per rules Pallavi..shall i send more as u asked me to send???? thanks for ur comments on my blog..

Sagari said...

curry looks deleciousssssss

meeso said...

I really enjoy the taste of bell pepper in a curry, I use to make one for my mom all the time. This looks great!

Uma said...

mmm. mirchi ka saalan! My mouth waters just by looking at the name. wonderful authentic recipe Pallavi! looks gorgeous. It's nice that you grow bell peppers in your backyard.

Yasmeen said...

Mirchi ka Salan indeed is a festive curry:)

SMN said...

Mirchi ka salan looks great pallavi

Pallavi said...

Thanks for the comments .. !! This is one of my favorite Hyderabadi curries.. that I make very frequently :)

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