Mirchi ka salan(jalapenos in sesame and roasted peanuts paste)

This is a traditional dish which belongs to Hyderabad in India  (city of pearls) and is very close to my heart.After my marriage I stayed in Hyderabad for two years and the city is famous for its authentic Mughlai dishes .Other than  the famous Hyderabadi Biriyani,the city has tasty spicy vegetarian dishes.Mirchi Ka salan is one of them .
Hy husband is fond of spicy dishes, unlike me.So if you want to avoid the heat of hot peppers,make a vertical split with knife and take out all its seeds and soak them in water for sometime.Thats what I do..


1.Jalapenos (7 to 8)(deseeded optional)
2.Seasame seeds (Paster 2 to 3 tbsp)
3.Roasted peanuts( 1/2 cup ground into paste)
4.Curd (2 tbsp)
5.Mustard seed (1/2 tbsp)
6.Curry leaves(4 to 5)
7.Oil 2 to 3 tbsp
8.Salt to taste

1.Split the Jalapenos and shallow fry them in oil.
2.Take out the fried jalapenos
3.Add mustard seeds and curry leaves as seasonings.
4.Add the paste of sesame seeds and peanuts and stir for sometimes.
5.Add curd and stir till the spices ar cooked
6.add salt and Add the fried jalapenos.
7.Cover cook them for 5 minutes.
8.Take it out when oil starts floating on top.
9.Serve them with tortillas or roti


Indrani Sen is a teacher,lecturer in Information Technology/Computer Science for the past 12 years. She has authored 4 text books in Information Technology.
She is passionate about cooking and loves to blog about food and travel.This blog is like my baby as I have built it from scratch by myself with little help from colleagues ,friends and of course Google.

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