Chilli Kurma

Chilli kurma is a spicy side dish for biryani / fried rice. Goes well with roti / paratha. My friend Srilakshmi actually prepares this dish with capsicum. The spicier the tastier the dish is.
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cooking Time
20 Minutes
2-3 People
Chopped Long Chillies
Roasted Peanuts
Roasted Sesame
Cumin coriander Powder
Chilli Powder
Tamarind Paste
1 Cup
1 medium
1 Tbsp.
2 Tbsp.
1 Tsp.
1 Tsp.
½-1 Tsp.
To Taste
2 Tbsp.
1.  Chop green chillies to small pieces. Chop onion roughly.

2.  With a teaspoon of oil, sauté chopped onion. Add red chilli powder and cumin powder and mix well. Sauté for 4-5 minutes. Let it cool.
3.  Grind roasted onion with roasted peanuts and sesame seeds to a smooth paste and set aside.
4.  With oil heated in a pan, sauté chopped long chillies on low to medium heat for 9-10 minutes.
5.  Now add the ground paste, tamarind paste and salt to the fried green chillies. Mix well. Adjust the consistency of the kurma by adding ½ cup of water.
6.  Let the mixture boil on the same heat. Cook till done.
7.  Mirchi / Chilli kurma ready to serve.


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