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Oora Mirapakaya with Chintakaya | Sun Dried Chilies with Raw Tamarind – Windhu Kitchen

Oora Mirapakaya with Chintakaya | Sun Dried Chilies with Raw Tamarind

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Oora mirapakaaya, a traditional Andhra recipe and as the name suggests, is green chilis soaked in raw tamarind and sun-dried. These chilies are eaten as an accompaniment to dal and rice, and especially with curd rice.


  • 1 Kg Thin Long Chilies
  • 1/2 Kg Raw Tamarind
  • 100 Grams Salt
  • 3 Tablespoons Jeera
  • 1 Tablespoon Turmeric Powder


Step 1

Wash and clean the chilies. Take the safety pin and slit the chilies. Keep them aside.

Step 2

Add 3 tablespoons of jeera to the grinder and make a fine powder. Keep it aside.

Step 3

Add raw tamarind to the pot and add 2 glasses of water. Boil the tamarind until it becomes soft.

Step 4

Once the tamarind is soft, turn off the stove and let it cool.

Step 5

After the tamarind mixture is cool, take out the tamarind extract.

Step 6

Add 100 grams salt, 1 tablespoon turmeric powder, 3 tablespoon jeera powder in the tamarind extract. Mix well.

Step 7

Add chilies to the tamarind extract and mix well. Keep them aside for 2 days.

Step 8

After 2 days, mix the chilies well and sundry the chilies the entire day. Later in the evening, add the chilies back in tamarind extract and leave it aside overnight.

Step 9

Next day morning, remix the chilies and sundry. Repeat the process for 2 days.

Step 10

The third day, sundry the chilies until crispy. Take them into the air-tight container and use it as necessary.

Step 11

Heat the oil in a Kadai and deep fry the chilies until crispy. Take out and serve it with dal rice.

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