Upsaaru Khara | Spicy Red Chilli Curry Paste , is a spice curry paste made with dry red chilli , garlic , cumin seeds, tamarind and coriander leaves. Upsaaru means its a very simple curry which will be prepared either using this Khara / Spicy curry paste  or served curry accompanied with this khara. Its very popular in Mysore , Bangalore and Hassan region.
Khara means Heat/Spice in Kannada ,Upsaaru means Salted and saaru means curry. It is one of the most popular curry paste used in preparation of Upsaaru /Curry and also it is used as an accompaniment with various dishes like Thalipeeth , Akki Roti , Thepla and even Paratha.   
As this is a new recipe for people outside Karnataka ,there is a lot of demand for this curry paste in Gopi’s office. I often pack this curry paste in small jars for all his teammates. So there is an increasing demand for this recipe.
UpSaaru Khara Recipe | Spicy Red Curry Paste Recipe
We can prepare this curry paste and refrigerate 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 ….,list is endless.
I often use this curry paste instead of pickle to serve with Gobi Paratha ,  Mooli Paratha ,Chinese Stuffed Paratha,  Aloo Paratha,  Thalipeeth  and even Akki Roti. It’s mainly used to prepare Upsaaru ,which i’ll be posting shortly. So give a try to this authentic Upsaaru Khara of Mysore Region, Karnataka.

Recipe Card For Upsaaru Khara 

Upsaaru Khara | Spicy Curry Paste - Mysore Style

Spicy Chutney used for preparing curries-Karnataka Style
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: Accompaniment
Cuisine: South India
Keyword: Basic, Chutney
Servings: 300 grams
Calories: 12kcal
Author: Muktha H S

Ingredients

  • 25 No Dry Guntur or Kashmiri Red Chillies
  • 1/2 Tbsp Tamarind ,firmly pressed
  • 1 Pod Garlic or 18-20 Garlic cloves big
  • 1/2 Tbsp Jeera / Cumin Seeds
  • 1 Small Bunch Coriander Leaves or 3/4 Cup Coriander leaves
  • 3/4 Tbsp Rock Salt or 11/4 Tbsp Regular Salt

Instructions

  • Heat Iron griddle ,dry Roast Red Chilly,till crisp. Allow it to cool.
  • Take a mixer chutney jar,add dry roasted red chilly ,add jeera seeds,black peppercorns,garlic and grind, don't add Water while grinding for first time. 
  • Then add coriander leaves and grind to a smooth paste by adding 2- 3 tbsp of water.
  • Transfer it to a clean airtight glass jar using a spoon ,and store it in refrigerator.

Step by Step Directions on making of Upsaaru Khara :

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.
 
UpSaaru Khara Recipe | Spicy Red Curry Paste Recipe
 
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.
 
UpSaaru Khara Recipe | Spicy Red Curry Paste Recipe
Transfer it to a clean airtight glass jar using a spoon ,and store it in refrigerator.
UpSaaru Khara Recipe | Spicy Red Curry Paste Recipe
 
Serve with Paratha,Thalipeeth, Akki Roti or Ragi Rotti.
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