This famous Indian side is a thin hot green chili gravy that uses peanuts, desiccated coconut and sesame seeds as a base and flavored with curry leaves, cumin, tamarind, mustard and garlic. It makes a delicious side for spice-lovers. You can make it ahead and refrigerate to store in a sterilized jar to use later with fast weeknight meals. Can be stored up to two to three weeks. Smart Recipes, Indian Recipes, Other Recipes, Recipes Other Indian Mirchi-Ka-Salan Mirchi-Ka-Salan Recipe | RecipeSavants.com PT35M Serves 4 Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons Peanuts 1.5 Tablespoons Sesame Seeds 1 Tablespoon Desiccated Coconut 2 Tablespoons Oil 1 Onion 1 Teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste 6 Thin Hot Green Chili 0.5 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds 0.5 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds 1 Teaspoon Curry Leaves 0 To Taste Salt 1 Teaspoon Tamarind Paste 0.25 Teaspoon Ground Turmeric 0.5 Teaspoon Garam Masala Heat a nonstick frying pan and toast peanuts, coconut and sesame seeds separately. Keep all ingredients aside to cool completely. Heat a greased skillet and sauté onion until golden brown. Add ginger garlic paste and sauté until aromatic. Remove from heat and keep aside to cool. In a bowl, add onion mixture, peanuts, coconut, sesame seeds and 2-3 tablespoons water and mix until a rough paste is formed. In the same pan, heat oil and fry chilies for about 2-3 minutes. Transfer chilies into a bowl and keep aside. In the same skillet, add cumin and mustard seeds and sauté for about 30 seconds. Add curry leaves and sauté for about 20-30 seconds. Add coconut paste and enough water and cook until thin gravy is formed, stirring continuously. Stir in tamarind paste, chili powder, turmeric and garam masala and cook for about 5-8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in cooked chilies and simmer over low heat until desired thickness of gravy.

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