Feb 22, 2012

Banana Peppers in Spicy Gravy / Mirchi ka Salan (Hydarabadi Style)

I always wonder one thing about this curry "Curry out of Peppers? ". I am not so used to jump up for this curry that much. But recently I have learnt the technique rather i would say the magic, which made me fall for that. One of my friend who is from Hyderabad is kind enough to share the secret sauce for this recipe which is in authentic Hyderabadi style. With this Hyderabadi Style, The gravy is made special with ground nuts, tamarind, coconut and various other spices. This gravy recipe is quite famous for Gutti Vankaya Kura / Stuffed Baby Eggpalnt Curry also. You can serve this with Roti or Rice, I prefer it with Rice and it is so much fun to eat these non spicy peppers in spicy gravy. Why late, try it out for your self, Here is the recipe, Enjoy!

Mirchi ka Salan / Banana Peppers in Spicy Gravy

Banana Peppers - 8 to 10 ( medium)
Onion - 1 medium
Tomato - 1medium
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 Tbsp
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Chili Powder - 2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Coconut ( fresh) - 2 Tbsp
Ground Nuts ( Pea Nuts) - 1 /3 cup
Tamarind - 1 Tbsp
Cumin Seeds - 2 tsp
Red Chili (dry) - 2
Salt - 2 tsp ( as per your taste)
Black Pepper - 1 tsp
Oil - 2 Tbsp
Cilantro - 1/4 cup


  1. Roast the ground nuts and cool them. Roast the Red Chili and Cumin Seeds together and cool them. 
  2. Now Grind the Red Chili, Cumin Seeds, Ground Nuts, Tamarind along with Coconut into a smooth paste.  Add some salt (and water as needed) while grinding. 
  3.  Heat 1 Tbsp oil in non stick pan. make slits to the Peppers and Saute them in the oil, until the skin wilts little bit. Sprinkle with Salt and Black Pepper and toss them until the pepper gets coated with it. Take these out and set aside in  a plate.
  4. Add the remaining 1 Tbsp oil to the same pan and add the chopped onions. followed by ginger garlic paste.
  5. Once the onions becomes translucent add the chopped tomatoes and half of the cilantro. Add some salt. Let it all cook on low and simmer until it comes together.
  6. Now Add the Grind Paste to the pan and mix it well.
  7. Add Turmeric, Red chili Powder, Coriander Powder and mix it well. Add some water if you need gravy consistency. Let it simmer on low for 5 min.
  8. Adjust the taste as per your needs, and add the Sauted Peppers to this gravy. (Don't not mix it, other wise the Peppers are very soft they might break.) And cook on slow for 5 more minutes.
  9. Now switch off the heat and serve the Gravy into a bowl and garnish with remaining cilantro. 

Now it's your turn to surprise your guests or make them fall for your Authentic Hyderabadi style Mirchi Ka Salan Curry.  :-)

For a colorful look I added chopped red onion here instead of cilantro. the purple onion not only contrasts the green peppers but adds a crunch and nice flavor.

Here is the link to some more recipes with Banana Pepper

Take Care until we meet here..


  1. new here.u have a nice sppace..nice to follow u.do drop my space when u r free..thic recipe is new to me..looks spicy

  2. looks so tempting..awesome recipe..new to your space and loved it totally..glad to follow u..do visit my space too in your free time!! :)
    Kande Pohe

  3. mirch ka salan looks very tempting dear ....never tried it before...thnx for sharing...bookmarked :-)

  4. wow, this looks super delicious and spicy :)

  5. Hi Mythreyi,
    These Peppers look awesome, I am drooling! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen



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