Mirchi ka salan
Hyderabadi hari mirchi ka salan
Place of originIndia
Region or stateHyderabad
Associated cuisineIndian
Main ingredientsGreen chilli peppers, peanuts, cumin seeds, spices

Mirchi ka salan (Urdu: مرچی کا سالن), or curried chilli peppers,[1] is a popular Indian chilli and peanut curry from Hyderabad, Telangana, India, that usually accompanies Hyderabadi biryani alongside dahi chutney.[2] The dish contains green chilli peppers, peanuts, sesame seeds, dry coconut, cumin seeds, ginger and garlic paste, turmeric powder, bay leaf, and thick tamarind juice.

Mirchi ka salan is a traditional Hyderabadi dish prepared for weddings and special occasions. It is a spicy dish served with rice (either plain or spiced, like biryani rice) or chapati.[1] The mirchi (chilli peppers) are cooked in spices and mixed with a ground peanut paste which gives the dish a grainy texture. Sometimes the chillies can also be substituted with tomatoes (tamatey in Urdu) and eggplant (baigan in Urdu), which then becomes tamatey ka salan and baigan ka salan respectively.

See also


  1. ^ a b Hyderabadi mirchi ka salan Saffron Streaks, 2011-03-110
  2. ^ "Hyderabadi Dishes: Mirchi Ka Salan". Nag's Cooking. Retrieved 4 November 2007.