Feb 8, 2012

Chicken Salna!!!

Hi guys!!!

Parotta and chicken salna is one dish I miss the most from my hometown. We used to have it atleast once a week when I was back home. Having missed it so much I ventured into preparing my own parotta and chicken salna. I will soon post the recipe for homemade parottas. This curry tastes great with plain chapathis and dosas too.

Now lets take a look at the recipe.


Chicken - 1/2 kg
Onion - 1 big
Tomato - 1 big
Ginger & Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Corriander powder - 1 tsp
Shredded coconut - 1/2 cup
Salt - as required
Oil - 1 tbsp


1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker on medium high flame.
2. Add the chopped onions once the oil is hot and saute till it turns transparent and crisp.
3. Next add the ginger garlic paste and mix well. Then add the chopped tomatoes and saute till they combine well with the onion and form a paste.
4. Now add the cleaned and chopped chicken pieces and mix well for a couple of minutes.
5. When the chicken starts to turn white add all the masala powders and salt and half a cup of water. Check for the spice and salt level and close the lid of the cooker. Cook under pressure for 10 minutes or upto 3 whistles.
6. Meanwhile grind the coconut to a paste.
7. Once you have switched off the cooker and the pressure is off, remove the lid and add the coconut paste. Turn the heat on again to low. Let the gravy now simmer with the coconut paste for 5 minutes.

Turn off heat and serve hot!!!


  1. I miss thoothukudi parottas too :( Chalna looks so inviting! Veetla ore non-veg thaana ?

  2. Yeah I know :( We do have quite a bit of non-veg.. But these are dishes I cooked quite a while ago and saved it for starting the blog :)


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