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Mirchi Masala – Spicy Chili Curry


My husband is a huge fan of spicy food. We went to a restaurant and we had this Mirchi masala. We both liked it a lot and I wanted to try this since then. I tried it and it came out well. Those who likes spicy food are going to love this Mirchi masala. It goes well with Chapathi and rice.

Preparation time: 40 minutes
No of Servings: 6
Spice level: 5 out of 5


  • Long green chillies or Jalapeno: 10(slitted in the middle)
  • Mustard seeds:1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds:1 tsp
  • Fenugreek seeds:1/2 tsp
  • Onion: 1(finely chopped)
  • Turmeric powder:1/2 tsp
  • Gingergarlic paste:1 tbsp
  • Red chilli powder:1/2 tsp
  • Coriander powder:1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder:1/2 tsp
  • Yogurt: 1/2 cup
  • Tamarind paste:1 tsp
  • Salt: to taste

Masala to grind:

  • Cinnamon:1″
  • Cloves:2
  • Red chillies:4
  • Coriander seeds:2 tbsp
  • Peanuts:2 tbsp
  • Sesme seeds:2 tbsp
  • Coconut:2 tbsp
  • Oil:2 tbsp

Method of Preparation:

  1. Heat very little oil in a pan, fry cinnamon, cloves, red chillies, coriander seeds, peanuts, sesme seeds and coconut grind them to paste.
  2. Now toss the green chillies slightly and keep them aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds followed by cumin seeds, fenugrek seeds, onions and salt.
  4. Fry the onions till they become translucent and add the ginger&garlic paste.
  5. Toss it for 2 minutes and then add turmeric powder followed by red chilli powder, coriander powder and cumin powder.
  6. Fry it for 2 minutes and add little water.
  7. Add the yogurt and the grounded paste followed by the tamarind paste.
  8. Add some water allow it to boil for 10 minutes.
  9. Now add the chillies and boil it for 10 more minutes.
  10. Serve hot with chapathi or rice.



  1. This is drool worthy dear and you have wonderful collection of recipes …

  2. very nice recipe

  3. Arthi,

    Spicy chilli curry looks really spicy, i am sure it taste wonderful too.

  4. ohhh i can almost taste the spice…im sure it tasted awesome

  5. Pavithra,
    Thank you for your encouraging comments.

    Thank you for passing your comments.

  6. swathi, nisha
    Thank you for your comments. yeah It ll be really spicy..

  7. that is just awesome…we make something similar…mirchi ka salan…just spicy n tasty:))

  8. Thank you Meena for your nice comments 🙂

  9. Superb recipe, I like it very much, It is very spicy and tasty recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Thank you Annie !!!

  11. I made this for dinner tonite and everyone loved it ty 🙂

  12. Thanks Rohinee for trying my recipe :)very encouraging!!

  13. it is really looks spicy and tasty.mere to muh me pani agay.well done.arthi.

  14. Thank u pallabi:)

  15. will you know how to get tast like hotel biryani

    • You can try our dum biryani..This will give hotel style taste..

  16. where is salt

    • Thanks for letting us know. Updated it..