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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

PAROTA SALNA | PAROTA CHALNA - STEP BY STEP

PAROTA SALNA |PAROTA CHALNA



Parota Salna - Parota's are very popular all over the world and the combination of parota with salna is one of the famous food you can see in all the road-side restaurants of South India. 

So today's recipe is going to be Salna (or) chalna.The ingredient list may seem a bit daunting, but the final dish is worth it.  so lets start with the preparation.

Serves : 4
Preparation time : 15 mins.
Cooking time : 35 - 40 mins.

For this recipe you need

First the curry masala needed for the gravy 
  • A small stick of cinnamon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tsp. of aniseed
  • 2 cardamom pods
  • 3 cloves
  • 5 nos. of cashewnut
  • 1 onion, finely sliced
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 3 green chillies,chopped
  • A small piece of ginger, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
  • Few curry leaves
  • handful of coriander leaveas
  •  1/2 cup of grated coconut
  • Oil
For the gravy
  • 1 onion, finely sliced
  • 1 small sized tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 big sized potato, peeled and quartered
  • 1 tbsp .of chilli powder
  • 1 tsp. of  turmeric powder
  • A sprig of curry leaves
  • Coriander leaves for garnishing ( optional)
  • Salt
  • Oil

Preparation

Heat 1 tbsp. of oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Add the spices to the pan, fry for a minute. Add the onion and cashewnuts ,fry until soft.



Add tomatoes , ginger ,garlic and fry for few minutes.


Add the green chillies  and fresh curry leaves.


Followed by coriander leaves and keep frying for a couple of minutes.


Finally add the grated coconut , stir it once. Take off the heat and allow it to cool. Add little water and grind to a fine paste in a blender. Reserve.


Heat oil in a pan, add the onions and fry until soft, Tip in the tomatoes, curry leaves and potatoes.  Gently stir in the curry paste.


Mix in the spice powder and salt. Gently stir in the curry paste and simmer for a couple of minutes to blend well. This gravy should be fairly liquid ,but have some consistency,add water according to it.Cover and cook until the potatoes are cooked through,keep stirring in between. Remove from heat and garnish with chopped coriander leaves, if desired.


Salna is ready to be served.............



Place the parota in a plate, pour hot salna on top and enjoy.:)



37 comments:

Follow Foodie said...

Neat presentation dear !
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Nalini's Kitchen said...

wow!! you made it perfectly,looks delicious and tempting clicks...

Kalpana Sareesh said...

bful pics n wonderful combo..

Divya Shivaraman said...

Thankyou for stopping by my space....you have a fabulous blog. from photography to food-you are simply rocking. very happy to follow you:)

Anu said...

wonderful recipe, a good combo.

prathibha Garre said...

Love to eat this with parottas,looks yumm

divya said...

Wow that looks so delicious, luvly clicks.

Priti S said...

I just want that platter...it's too tempting

Priya Anandakumar said...

Very very yummy and nice dear, this is my first time here. Thank you for visiting my blog as well.
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kitchen queen said...

yummy lip smacking and finger licking salna with an awesome presentation.

Sebeena Loyd said...

looks so delicious. Happy that you left a comment in my space. I am following you now.

Priya R said...

My husband's favorite side, looks superb and really an amazing combination with parotta

Hema said...

Very tempting, want to have some now..

Saranya Balaji said...

great combo dear...looks delicious...

Kitchen Queen said...

wonderfully prepared gravy, love it.

Suja Manoj said...

Tempting dish,perfect with parottas.

Swathi Iyer said...

Paorta salna looks delicious.

Mahi said...

Delicious side dish for Parotta..looks yum!

Helen Prabha said...

Wow....looks yummy.... Feeling hungry....:-)

Priya Suresh said...

Parotta and salna,prefect pair.

ramya anand said...

Amazing combo

Julie said...

yummy inviting side dish for parottas!!
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DivyaGCP said...

Delicious and flavorful salna.. Perfect side for parotta.. Love it!

Srimathi said...

Looks delicious. The ? I have is did you make the parota too? That is really cool.

Asiya Omar said...

Wow! Nice clicks,looks yumm.

Nabanita Das said...

Nice combo...Gravy looks tempting...

Sanoli Ghosh said...

paratha salna looks delicious and yummy.

Dipti Joshi said...

so tempting recipe...beautiful clicks..

Vimitha Anand said...

Love paratha salna... Yummy combo
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PT said...

i just love this combo dear..

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

You know dear,this is my fav combo...i will die for that:)sure will try...

Veena Theagarajan said...

my fav combo.. looks great

Suja Md said...

Perfect Color and texture..really tempting...tonight's dinner is going to be chalna..
todaay's

anubhavati said...

Hi Aruna,

This dish looks super delish to make based on the ingredients that I can see and the procedure. Where did you learn this?/ IS this what your mom does or from a parotta kadai? I am curious as I am always wanting to find out how these guys at the parotta kadai make it! Yummy!

Shobha

SanthaaSundar said...

Looking Delicious !!! Nice Job !!!

Shanthi said...

very tempting salna...

Nithya Naveen said...

Thanks for visiting my site.. Happy to follow you.. You have a wonderful space. Will come back to see your updates.. Salna looks yummy. Neat presentation and excellent clicks.