One of the most popular vegetarian dishes of hyderabad.
250 gm of big green chillies (normally known as Bhavnagari chillies)
1 onion, finely sliced
1 tsp of grated coconut
2 tsp sesame seeds (til)
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp haldi powder
2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
1 tbsp chironji (melon seeds)
1 lime-sized tamarind, soaked in hot water
salt to taste
Boil the large green chillies in salted water, till it changes its colour (will become a bit pale from its usual bright green colour). Keep aside.
Lightly roast the sesame seed (til), chironji and grated coconut. Grind to a paste.
Add coriander powder, chilli powder and turmeric powder to the above paste.
Heat oil and add cumin seeds. Add the masala paste, along with ginger-garlic paste. Fry till the oil separates.
Add the boiled green chillies and curry leaves. Stir fry for 2 minutes.
Add the tamariand water.
Simmer till the gravy thickens.
Served best with Biryani.
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