Oora Mirapakaya with Chintakaya | Sun Dried Chilies with Raw Tamarind2021-03-30
- Prep Time: 15m
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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
Wash and clean the chilies. Take the safety pin and slit the chilies. Keep them aside.
Add 3 tablespoons of jeera to the grinder and make a fine powder. Keep it aside.
Add raw tamarind to the pot and add 2 glasses of water. Boil the tamarind until it becomes soft.
Once the tamarind is soft, turn off the stove and let it cool.
After the tamarind mixture is cool, take out the tamarind extract.
Add 100 grams salt, 1 tablespoon turmeric powder, 3 tablespoon jeera powder in the tamarind extract. Mix well.
Add chilies to the tamarind extract and mix well. Keep them aside for 2 days.
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.
Next day morning, remix the chilies and sundry. Repeat the process for 2 days.
The third day, sundry the chilies until crispy. Take them into the air-tight container and use it as necessary.
Heat the oil in a Kadai and deep fry the chilies until crispy. Take out and serve it with dal rice.