Mirch Ka Salan ( Microwave Recipe)

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Explore the inimitable hyderabadi touch in this recipe. A blend of exotic spices and the dominance of chillies, all speak of an era of mughal influence.

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To Be Ground Into A Dry Peanut-sesame Powder
1 1/2 tbsp roasted peanuts
1 1/2 tbsp roasted sesame seeds (til)
3/4 tsp roasted cumin seeds (jeera)

To Be Ground Into A Paste
6 garlic (lehsun) cloves (lehsun)
12 ginger (adrak)
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped tomatoes
3 tbsp freshly grated coconut

Other Ingredients
3 tbsp oil
3/4 cup thickly sliced capsicum
1/4 cup green chillies , slit green chillies
3/4 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1/4 tsp fenugreek (methi) seeds
1/4 tsp nigella seeds (kalonji)
4 curry leaves (kadi patta)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
2 tbsp coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder
2 tsp chilli powder
1 tbsp tamarind (imli) pulp
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
salt to taste

  1. Put the oil in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute.
  2. Add the capsicum and green chillies, mix well and microwave on high for 2 minutes. Remove and keep aside.
  3. In the same oil add the cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds, nigella seeds and curry leaves, mix well and microwave on high for 40 seconds.
  4. Add the prepared paste and ¼ cup of water, mix well and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the turmeric powder, coriander-cumin seeds powder, chilli powder and prepared peanut-sesame powder, mix well and microwave on high for 1 minute.
  6. Add the tamarind pulp and ¾ cup of water, mix well and microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  7. Add the fried capsicum and green chillies, coriander and salt, mix well and microwave on high for 5 minutes, stirring once in between after 2½ minutes.
  8. Serve immediately.

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Mirch Ka Salan ( Microwave Recipe)
 on 08 Oct 12 11:47 AM

Tried this out yesterday and it turned out very well.We enjoyed it with plain parathas.Of course a quick recipe which can be easily made in a microwave. I tried this out by seeing the cookbook of Tarlaji "Microwave Subzis part 2'which I had received as prize in one of the contests and then I thought of reviewing.Thanks to Tarlaji for this yummy subzi.