Soak cashew ( or use peanuts,I personally like the taste of cashews in this) and sesame in water for 15 minutes then grind with coconut and 2 tbls water ,make a paste then add all other ingredients( for paste) and grind again with little water.take out in a bowl
Slit chilies and remove the seeds.Stuff chillies with masala ( approx.1 t.s in each).
Heat 3 tbls oil in a pan ,stir fry chillies for 1 minute ,remove and keep aside Now add cumin and mustard in this pan,when start crackling ,add tamarind paste and stir fry for few seconds .
Add the remaining masala, fry for few seconds and add 1 and 1/4 cup of water. Mix and let it boil for 2 minutes on low heat.
Now add chillies, cover and cook for 2 minutes.
Mirchi ka salan is ready to serve
serving suggestions-best with biryani and paratha’s or as a side dish .