Sunday, 9 June 2013

Chicken Salna/Thattukadai Chicken Salna

Chicken Salna is a perfect combo with parota available in almost all the street food shops (Thattukadais). When we  stroll along the streets of Chennai or any other town in Tamil Nadu we can find this chicken salna very commonly. The masala which we grind to make this Salna makes it very special because it is cooked very slowly with chicken to infuse together to give a magical taste. You can very well replace chicken with mutton and serve it with hot parotta or even make a vegetarian version with just vegetables…

Here’s how to make chicken salna with step by step photos…


Ingredients

Chicken
1 kg
Onion
1 big finely chopped
Green chillies
2 slit length wise
Ginger & Garlic paste
1 tbsp
Turmeric powder
½ tsp
Cardamom
2
Cinnamon sticks
2
Bay leaves
2
Oil
2 tsp
Lemon juice
According to taste
Salt
As needed
Curry leaves
8-10
Coriander leaves
1 tbsp finely chopped

To Roast and Grind

Cloves
2
Cumin seeds
1 tsp
Fennel seeds
1 tsp
Black pepper corns
2 tsp
Poppy seeds[Gasa gasa]
2 tsp
Coriander seeds
3 tsp
Dry red chillies
8
Grated coconut
¾ - 1 cup
Tomatoes
3 finely chopped
Oil
1 tbsp

Method

Cut and wash the chicken to medium size pieces. Finally wash it with turmeric powder to get rid of any smell and keep it aside.



Heat oil in a kadai and roast the ingredients mentioned in roast and grind. Start with cloves, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, dry red chillies, coriander seeds, poppy seeds, black pepper corns adding one by one.  


Now add the tomatoes and sauté until they are mushy. Finally add the grated coconut and sauté for about a min and switch off the stove.


Cool the above ingredients and grind it in the mixer to a fine paste by adding water.

In the same kadai heat the oil, add cinnamon sticks, cardamom, bay leaves and sauté for about 15 sec. Add the onions, green chillies, curry leaves and sauté until translucent. Now add the ginger and garlic paste and sauté until the raw smell goes off.


Add the cleaned chicken and sauté until the color of the chicken changes. Now add the ground paste, salt to the chicken and mix well.


Add about 1 to 1 ½ cups of water to the chicken, cover and cook until it is well done. Alternatively cook in the pressure cooker for 2 -3 whistles.



Finally garnish the gravy with coriander leaves, lemon juice and serve hot with parotta, chapatti, idli, idiyappam or even with biryani.


Super spicy and delicious  Chicken Salna is ready…


Thank you for visiting my blog, please come back again for more traditional and authentic dishes of South India.

Until then I am signing off…

34 comments:

  1. Would love to have this with some ghee rice or parathas.Too good recipe.

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  2. Awesome, that thick gravy with chicken pieces are simply divine.

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  3. Looks great ! I would replace chicken with Paneer or something else..being vegetarian :(

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  4. indeed amazing, especially for the texture and simplicity !

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  5. love the flavors into the curry... yumm....

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  6. love the ingredienyts that u used in roasting...

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  7. Salna and parotta-both are prefect pair, love the colour of the gravy.

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  8. i like to have it with hot parottas...yummy...

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  9. wow priya...some thing i can never give up with chennai parota's....bookmarking

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  10. Thank you all very much for all your lovely comments...

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  11. love the gravy, looks awesome.

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  12. Salna & Parotta both r super combo,urs salna looks so colourful n tempting dear!!

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  13. lip smacking salna...so tempting dear...

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  14. Looks wonderful dear...Parotta & salna unbeatable combo :)

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  15. Looks yummy.. I was waiting for this recipe.. Thanks priya.. :)

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  16. Thanks priya.. I was waiting for this recipe.. Will try it immediately and let u know how it worked..

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    1. Thank you very much Ambika, you will really love it...

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  17. It was too good... I made paratha and salna both turned out awesome... thank you..

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    1. Thank you very Ambika for trying and letting me know. Please keep coming back for more and more recipes....

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  18. Thanks for wonderful recipe , Made it today was tasty ..
    We have salna paratha at Mumbai near Chembur some small tamil joints really tasty.
    i had with chapati and rice

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    1. Thanks a lot Mihir M, I am so happy you tried out the salna and it came out fab. Thank you for stopping by and letting me know about it, please keep visiting for more delicious recipes....

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  19. I tried this and my husband and I simply loved it :)

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    1. Hi JayPriya,
      Thanks a lot for trying out the Salna, I am glad you and your hubby liked it a lot. Thank you so much for stopping by and letting me know about it, this means a lot to me. Please keep visiting for more yummy recipes...

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  20. Pakka dish...came out awesome..thanks a lot..

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    1. Thanks a lot for trying the salna, happy that you loved the dish. thanks a lot for the comments, keep visiting and keep encouraging

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  21. Made this Salna today. It came out awesome. Thanks for the recipe

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    1. Hi Rosy Monica,
      I am so happy you tried the salna and u loved it. Thank you so much for stopping by and letting me know. Pls keep visiting Priyas Virundhu for more delicious recipes.

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  22. Just tried your recipe it came out awesome 👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽 thanks for the recipe

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    1. Hi Selvi,
      I am so happy you loved the recipe and thank you so much for stopping by and letting me know. Please keep visiting priyas virundhu and support us. Thanks a lot.

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  23. Wowww, it's not just a Chennai dish , its traditional Tamil curry , simply delesious , punchy tomato infused spicy gravy, it's feast for parota loving bachelor like me . Thank you very much for recipe.

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  24. I was searching for salna recipe. And I find ur recipe as d best. Thanx for Sharing such a wonderful dish

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