Saturday, February 6, 2010


Chicken Salna Recipe @

Tried to cook a new dish so settled for this  Chicken Salna  using chicken which is famous in Tamil Nadu normally served with parata, idli, dosa or even briyani. The amount of spices used have been modified to suit my taste so adjust accordingly.


1 lb (500 g) chicken pieces
2 onions chopped
2 tomatoes chopped
2 green chili
2 teaspoons chili powder
3 teaspoons coriander powder
1 teaspoon ginger paste
1 teaspoon garlic paste
1 inch cinnamon
3 cloves
3 cardamons
curry leaves
coriander leaves
salt to taste
lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder

1/2 cup grated coconut
2 teaspoons black peppercorn
1 teaspoon cumin seed
1 teaspoon fennel seed


1. Wash and marinate chicken with lemon juice, salt and turmeric powder.

2. Heat the oil, add cinnamon, cardamom and clove, fry until fragrant.

3. Add onion, ginger, garlic and curry leaf, fry until slightly brown.

4. Add tomato, chili powder, coriander powder, salt and little water, cook until tomato turns soft.

5. Now add ground spices and green chili, let it boils. Pour in chicken, stir until well coated with spices, add water and cover pot.

6. Cook until chicken is tender, remove from heat.

7. Garnish with coriander leaves.

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Anonymous said...

I remember during school days my uncle used to get parotta with salna... for dinner.. very yummy and simple dish.

Gita Jaishankar said...

I too love this parottas...the gravy looks so god and tempting :)

Priya Suresh said...

Just love this salna with parottas, tempting dish..

Padma said...

Perfect with some parotta or also for making kothu parotta. My hubbies fav combo. Looks yumm.

Love2cook Malaysia said...

Hi sis, chicken looks absolutely yummy. Pass me a plate with some rice pls. Hehe! Have a great weekend dear!

PJ said...

chicken salna looks so yummy and delicious! perfect comfort meal indeed.

Nandinis food said...

Delicious salna! Yummy combo with parotta!

Sushma Mallya said...

Gravy looks rich & flavourful,must be very tasty as well...would love to try this one..

Neetz said...

Superb...gr8 Pic too :)

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Wow....salna looks super and yummy. Perfect with parotta.

Siddhi Shirsat said...

wow this chiken recipe is very yummy...looks soooo tempting n delicious, loved the preparation

Sayantani said...

great page with good collection of recipes. love the gravy. looks very rich and perfect for steamed rice.


Thanks all for your wonderful comments. Hope to receive your feedback again.

Anonymous said...

This chicken looks so perfectly spiced! Thank you for sharing with teh Decidedly Healthy or Horridly Decadent recipe hop.

Anonymous said...

This chicken looks so perfectly spiced! Thank you for sharing with teh Decidedly Healthy or Horridly Decadent recipe hop.

Brittany @ Real Sustenance said...

You used cardamon! my favorite! Must try this recipe just for that :)
Thank you so much for sharing this at this weeks Seasonal Sunday event!

Candace said...

I want to try this. It looks sooo good!

Treat and Trick said...

Brittany @ Real Sustenance....Thanks for hosting, hope you will give it a try...

Candace...Thanks for your sweet comment, let me know one you've tried it ya...