UpSaaru Khara / Spicy Red Chilly Curry Paste

Upsaaru Khara / Spicy Red Chily curry paste , is very famous curry paste used in Mysore / Mandya , Karnataka. Khara means Spicy in Kannada ,Upsaaru means  Salted Curry. There is a lot of demand for this Curry paste in GP's Office,once i even packed this curry paste in small jars for all his teammates.Since then there is increasing demand for this recipe.We
can prepare this Curry paste and keep it refrigerated for more than a month.If you have this curry paste ready,then for any emergency you can use it along with rice, curry,roti , paratha anything. So its as a Magic Curry paste.I use this curry paste instead of pickle to serve with paratha, thalipeth , roti.Its mainly used to prepare curry ,which i'll be posting shortly.So give a try to this authentic Upsaaru Khara of Mysore / Mandya.

Category:Vegetarian |Cuisine:India |Course :Accompaniment
Prep Time:15 Minutes |Cooking Time : Inactive 

Dry Red Chillies: 25 
Tamarind: 1/2 Tbsp (Firmly Pressed)
Black Peppercorns:1 Tsp
Jeera/Cumin Seeds:1/2 Tbsp
Garlic :1 Pod (18-20 Cloves)
Coriander leaves( organic): 1 Small Bunch
Rock Salt : 3/4 Tbsp or Salt to taste ( 1 1/4 Tbsp)

Dry Roast Red Chilly .Once its cooled ,take red chilies,tamarind and rock salt in a mixer jar and grind to a  powder without adding water.

For this add jeera,black peppercorns,garlic and grind once again.Don't Add Water.
Then add coriander leaves and grind to a smooth paste by adding 2- 3 tbsp of water.

Transfer it to a clean air tight container/ jar using a spoon ,and store it in  refrigerator.

Serve with Paratha,Thalipeeth,Akki Roti or Ragi Rotti.

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