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Pyaj Ka Saalan

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Pyaj ka saalan is a famous spicy south Indian curry recipe. It's ingredients are divided in two parts. We need five whole spices.
Prep Time 6 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Served AsLunch
CuisineSouth Indian
Servings 4


  • Whole spices - 4 tsp peanuts
  • 2 tbsp coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 3 dry red chilli
  • For saalan - 10 small sized onion
  • 2 tsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 2 onions paste
  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp curry leaves
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp tamarind pulp
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 300 ml water


  • Dry roast all the whole spices and then grind in a grinder to make powder.
  • Now heat oil in a wok and add black mustard seeds, fenugreek seeds and curry leaves in it.
  • Now add ginger garlic paste and onion paste in it.
  • Roast it on medium flame until golden brown.
  • Now add salt, turmeric powder and spices powder.
  • Mix it well and cook on low flame for 5 minutes.
  • Now oil starts to separate then add water, tamarind pulp and whole onions in it.
  • Cover it with lid and cook it until onions become soft .
  • Delicious pyaj ka saalan is ready to serve hot with roti and other indian breads.

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Neeru Gupta
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