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Friday, February 6, 2015

Parotta Salna | Chicken Salna

    Parotta Salna is nothing but different style of making korma.Salna is especially made for parotta, a south Indian speciality.Parotta is plain with more oil, a spicy gravy like salna goes best with parotta.There are many varieties of salna like chicken,plain,vegetable salna.In this post i explain chicken salna.To make vegetable salna replace chicken with finely chopped beans,carrot,peas,cauliflower etc.
Parotta salna

   My dearies love chicken so i made chicken salna for parotta,but it goes well with similar breads like kulcha,rumali roti too.If there is leftover you can always eat with idli,dosa,upma Or make kothu parotta along with veggies.I happened to see salna at chitra's.From that time i make vegetable version this time for a change i replaced vegetables with chicken marinated the day before with chili,turmeric,ginger garlic paste and yogurt.Parotta and salna is going to be best treat for your family this valentines day,right?with out any delay lets check the recipe of parotta salna.
parotta salna

                                       Parotta Salna | Chicken Salna

parotta salna                       How to make parotta chicken salna

 Cuisine: Indian Category:Breakfast | dinner Yields:3 cups Prep time:15 minutes(apart from marinating chicken) Cook time:45 minutes Total time:60 minutes

Ingredients to grind:
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion(large)/vengayam
  • 1 large tomato+1/2 country tomato/Thakkali
  • 3 cloves/krambu
  • 1 cardamom/elakai
  • 2 inch cinnamon stick/Pattai.
  • 3/4 tsp chili powder/Milagai thool.
  • 2 tsp coriander powder/Malli thool.
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder/Manjal thool.
  • 1/2 tsp jeera/Jeeragam.
  • 1/2 tsp pepper/Milagu.
  • 1/2 tsp poppy seeds/kasa kasa.
  • 2 tbsp coconut/thengai.
Other ingredients:
  • 1/2 kg chicken/around 1 pound/koli.(marinate with 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste,1 tbsp yogurt,1/2 tsp chili powder,1/8 tsp turmeric powder).
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 onion (chopped fine)/vengayam
  • few mint leaves/pudina.
  • salt and water required.
  • Marinate the chicken the day before with 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste and 1/2 tsp chili chicken masala and 1 tbsp of yogurt and little turmeric.
  • Lets get everything for saute ready.
ingredients for salna

  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in tava.Add tempering cardamom,cinnamon,cloves and saute for a minute.
temperings for salna

  • Add onion and saute until translucent.
saute onion for salna

  • Add tomatoes and cook it thorough.
ingredients for salna

  • Add chili powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder as well.
parotta salna.saute tomatoes

  • Saute it for a minute.
  • Finally add grated coconut, poppy seeds and switch off the flame.
  • Cool it and grind it to a very smooth paste.
parotta salna9

How to cook Parotta salna or chicken salna:
  • Add 1 tbsp of oil to the saute pan and add ginger garlic paste and onions.
onion saute for salna

  • Saute until translucent.
  • If adding more tomatoes add it now and saute until its mushy.
  • Add mint leaves and saute for a few minutes.
mint added to salna

  • Add chicken pieces ,ground masala.Add required salt when the chicken is half cooked .

salna for parotta
  • Let the chicken be in simmer.It has to get the flavor from the spices/masala.
chicken salna

  • At 40-45 minutes chicken gets the flavour and is ready to be served.
  • Parotta salna is ready to be served along with parotta,idly,dosa
parotta salna

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