Green chilli Masala(Mirchi Masala)

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This Green chilli masala(Mirchi masala) is tangy, spicy with exploding flavors and the best accompaniment for any meal! It is easy, quick and is on your table under 10mins! 

green chilli masala/mirchi masala served in a plate with bowl of sidedishes aside

Make this super delicious simple green chilli masala that is going to be simple sides on your plate with layers of flavor. 
The Mirchi Masala are nicely roasted in oil with the spicy Indian spices that perked up the chillies to an exotic side dishes ever!
You might ask? Is it spicy? NO not to a great! It has a mixed flavor of tanginess to spiciness. 
The flavors and taste of this green chilli masala are competitive to each spice. 

Why this recipe works:

Under 10 mins is enough to make this recipe!
Flavors are exploding 
Can be served for various snacks for the bites.

                                How to make Green chilli masala:

spices are dislayed in a small blue plate
Ingredients to make greenchilli masala/Mirchi Masala: I have taken chilli powder, coriander powder, mango powder, turmeric powder, and garam masala
slited greenchillies are in plate and mustard seeds and asafoetida are in small glass bowl
Slit open the chillies and keep it ready.
mustard seeds are crackled in deep saute pan
Heat up oil in a pan, add mustard seeds and asafoetida
green chillies are being added to deep pot
Add slit chillies and saute for 2 to 3 mins until the chillies are nice and soft
spices are added along with chilli in deep pot
Add all the masala powder
Spice masala has been well coated in saute pan
Give a quick stir so that masalas well coated the chillies

Mirchi Masala served in small plate with bowl of kootu aside

Tips to make best the Mirchi Masala recipe:

You can de-seed the chillies to reduce heat.

You can use ghee for more flavors

For more tanginess add lemon juice.


How long can I store green chillies masala?

Green chilli masala can be stored in an air-tight container and refrigerate for 1 week.

How do you serve Mirchi masala?

Green chilli masala can be served with pav bhaji, sides for the thali, vada pav, side dish for curd rice.

Goes very well with:

Sweetcorn pulao

Tomato Rice

Karnataka Style Bisi Bele Bath 

Aloo Jeera Rice

Coconut Milk Rice

Lemon rice

Tamarind rice

Coconut Rice

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Green chilli Masala/Mirchi Masala

  • Author: Nithya Ravikumar
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This Green chilli masala is tangy, spicy with exploding flavors and the best accompaniment for any meal! It is easy, quick and is on your table under 10mins! 


  • 10 Long Green chilli peppers
  • 1 tbs Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Hing
  • 1 tbs Coriander powder
  • 1 tbs Mango powder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala
  • 1 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Salt


  1. Wash and pat the green chilli,slit open the chillies.
  2. Heat up the oil in the pan, add in mustard seeds, asafoetida and green chilli, cover and cook for 2 minutes or until its lightly cooked.
  3. Mean while, you can mix all the masala in a small bowl.
  4. Add all the masala to the green chilli, coat the masala mixture onto the chillies and cook for another 8 minutes.
  5. If you find the masala mixture is dry, you can add tsp of oil
  6. Serve it with simple sambar or curd rice.
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Indian, northindian



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