The salan masala is probably one of the most authentic and popular South Indian dishes.
It is mainly a mixture of the whole along with the spices like coriander, red chili powder, cumin powder, and dried mung beans (or chickpeas).
The recipe of salan is so famous that it has been transferred from one region to another.
As salan is an extremely spicy South Indian dish, this is not something you can prepare without giving some thought to the taste.
The spices have to be roasted till they give a smokey flavor. This masala you can use for marinated fish, which is a cooked home-style fish recipe.
How to make a dish of South Indian salan masala
Heat Vegetable oil. Put bay leaf, cumin seed, cardamom, and cinnamon stick. Stir for a couple of minutes. Then add ginger and garlic. Stir it. The mixture of this creates a nice aroma of salan masala.
When the ginger, garlic softened, put coriander seed. And sauté for 2 to 3 minutes more.
Add sliced onion.
Cook all the masala with a slow medium fire.
Then add grated coconut and dry moong peas.
After this put turmeric, and a little salt. Cook it again.
When all the masala of salan is well cooked, then add roasted peanut. You can use raw peanuts instead of roasted ones. Put slit of green chilies, coriander root. This creates a great flavor of salan masala.
Cook with slow fire until all masala is not cooked well. Then transfer the salan masala to a container, and keep it aside for cool. Then you can store it. Use when you need. Before use make a fine puree, and you can use this any dish of South Indian.
Ingredients of salan masala.
Although, the main ingredients of the dish of South Indian salan masala are onions, garlic, and cumin. You will also find other ingredients coriander powder, red chilies, cardamom, and even spices such as kokum.
- Coriander root
- Bay leaf
- Cinnamon stick
- Coriander seed
- Cumin seed
- Turmeric powder
- Red chilly powder
- Vegetable oil
- Fresh coconut
- Dry peas
It is famous for the salan masala recipe that is preferred by many people all over the world.
The unique and tasty taste of south Indian vegetable korma or south Indian sambhar is due to the spices that are used.
It also depends on your kitchen expertise. You have to use the right amount of spices so that they won’t break down with the passage of time.
Various forms of masala.
These are also available in various forms. You can get them in dried, ground form, or as powder.
If you use the ground masala, then half a cup of dry spice is enough to make a sizable-sized bowl of masala.
Similarly, the powder can be used instead of the dried stuff.
If you are a beginner and if you don’t know much about the preparation, you can opt for the powder masala and once you are aware of the taste of the dish, then you can make your own.
If you are looking for delicious food that is easy to prepare and yet nutritious, then you should try South Indian masala