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Mar 30, 2012

பரோட்டா சால்னா / Parota Salna / Thattukada Chicken Salna / Street Food Stall Chicken Gravy - Sidedish for Parota

Have you ever had hot parota with spicy salna on a cold raining day..My goodness nothing gets better than this..Specially there is a shop near our house, they serve the best salna ever..It is spicy, hot and fully of flavour. Each mouthful taste so yummy and good. If you ever ask me what is the last meal which you want to eat in this earth means, the answer will be "parota & salna". Yes I am so crazy about that. 

There is something in that magical masala which goes in this salna which totally make this..Try to simmer the gravy for a longer time, so that you will get the real flavour of the salna..This salna taste best with roti, dosa and even with idli..I hope you will try this out and let me know what you feel..


Onion - 1 sliced
Tomato - 1 chopped
Green Chilli - 1
Chicken - 1/2 kg
Turmeric Powder/Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Salt to taste

For Masala:
Oil- 1 tblspn
Cinnamon / Pattai - 1 small stick
Whole Pepper - 1 tsp
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 1 tblspn
Onion - 2 sliced
Tomatoes - 4 chopped
Coconut - 1 cup
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander Powder/ Malli Podi - 1tblspn
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp 
Curry leaves - 1 spring


Start by making the masala. Heat oil in a kadai. Add fennel seeds, cinnamon, pepper and saute for a min.

Add in onions, curry leaves and saute for 3 mins.Add in tomatoes and mix well.Cook for 3 mins.

Add in chilli, turmeric and coriander powder and mix well.Add in coconut and mix well. Fry this till they turn golden.

 Take this in a blender and allow to cool down. Grind it to a smooth paste. Set this aside.

Now take onion, tomatoes, green chilli and chicken in a kadai. Add salt and turmeric powder.

Pour in enough water to cover the chicken . Bring it to boil and cook it for 15-20 mins untill the chicken is cooked.

Now pour in the masala and mix well. Bring this to a boil.

Cover the pan and let it simmer for 15-20 mins till oil separates from this.

Serve hot with parota.

Take all your ingrediants
Prep Them

Saute the whole spices

add onions and curry leaves

now tomatoes

and saute them well

add chilli and coriander powder

and some turmeric

saute them well

add coconut

and mix well

fry them till they change colour

remove them to a blender

and puree them
add onion, tomato, green chilli and chicken in a kadai

cover with water

add some turmeric

and some salt

cover and cook

till done

add the puree

and mix well..Cook..

till oil separates

Serve with parota
taste heavenly

You need parota to enjoy this salna...So Check out the parota recipes...
Poricha Parota
Malabar Parota


  1. Unbeatable combination..chalna is my fav..looks spicy and flavourful

  2. That looks heavenly!! Would love to try the chicken dish!

  3. Love to have this with parotta,looks awesome,can imagine the flavor and taste

  4. I am so jealous of the wonderful street food that is being served in India. So full of flavor and quality spices-yum! Turning this street food into a homemade dish was an excellent idea. It looks amazing. Have a great weekend!

  5. Oh no Aarthi...this is a complete torture..SO yummy and tempting salna..It's new to me.Thanks.

  6. wow..what a delicious & mouthwatering recipe!! Seeing all your step by step recipe pics, i'm forced to try everything! I'll definitely try this out too :)

  7. never listened this.looks yumm.

  8. looks so delicious Aarthi..wonderful recipe!! :)

  9. irresistable combo...awesome presentaiton arthi..

    Tasty Appetite

  10. so yummy .. that goes very well with malabar parota .. thanks again

  11. looks so good...very similar to Malaysian style curry...except for the fennel and curry leaves

  12. very nice and tempting recipe.Iam gooing to trythis for breakfast tomorrow:)

  13. your picturization is really great.
    you would be a good teacher

  14. Hey...this is my first time at your blog :D I'm a Malayali so this was the first time I've ever heard of a salna, but my husband was born and brought up in Chennai and spoke so much of how his college days were incomplete without a parota/salna combo that I just HAD to try it out!

    Just tried this out today...it turned out so good the first time around that my husband found himself eating more than half of it xD I love the creamy richness of the curry -- that's probably what makes it such a hit with parotha. I'm going to serve this tonight for dinner with some dosa...the man of the house is already salivating!!

  15. R u from virudhunagar this combo looks so yummy
    It remains me my hometown

  16. Will definitely try this receipe this weekend
    Mouthwatering yummy

  17. I tried it today and it came extremely good and tasty.. Always parota,salna had been my favorite. But I hadn't thought we can do the same salna that we get in the hotels.. Now I longer miss my parota salna.. Thank you arthi for the wonderful recipe..

  18. Thanks for this wonderful recipe...turned out great!!!

  19. hi aarthi
    i hav tried tiz recipe alond wit your malabar parota recipe yesterday for dinner....it turned out so good.my parents,hubby,my kid too liked it.it suits wel wit steamed rice too. thanks for the recipes

  20. hai aarthi I really love this chicken salna ...
    I have tried with chicken ,egg and mealmaker ..
    lovely ....a gravy without ginger garlic paste tastes this much good and nice ...thanz . I have done is more than 4 times within a month .thank you again. Best wishes for trying more receipes..
    I live in America . I have tried wheat buttermilk biscuit out side in train once .couldn't fine that in restaurants if so they don't have in wheat but they have in white....but still searching for that receipe..
    if u can able to do that plz post with pictures ..

  21. Thanks for the great recipe. It was very well explained and turned really good. My family loved it.


  22. Thanks for the great recipe. It turned our really good. My family loved it.


  23. I tried it yesterday, it's really yummu. Thanks for the recipe.

  24. Excellent display easy adopt the style hats of u

  25. Wonderful recipe.

  26. hey,

    it was so nice to see this recipe int he firstplace and for being so faraway from home.. this recipe turned out well, taking me into moments feeling am at home in india :)

  27. Hi Arthi!! I'm a big fan of your blog. I have tried out many of your receipes all dishes are big hit!! I have a quick question.. You have mentioned 1-onion and 1-tomato in ingredients and in picture there are 3 onions and 4 tomatoes. Can you please confirm ???

  28. @Aparna RajendranI made two salna using this..Follow the written measurements

  29. Dear Aarthi Sis,

    I was searching for salna recipe and came over your post. I showed my wife this recipe and she did it. Wow! The salna came out very well, myself and kids enjoyed it a lot. awesome.
    Thanks for your recipes. we are trying more. Even i am going to try.

  30. It's really awesome and bookmarked recipe try it soon tell the onion and tomotto is equal to cup or grams please share

  31. Looks like a flavorful dish. Very helpful step wise clicks..

  32. This recipe has been book marked by me, printed out and cooked umpteen times. Its just awesome, and reminds me of my home town - Madurai.. While I sit on the other side of the globe.

    Kudos on a great recipe. I'm actually planning on making it tomorrow.


  33. I just had chicken salna in pondicherry 2days back when my wife and me went for a long weekend getaway, I had it almost after 10yrs, I'll be making this recipe today, yummmmmmmmm........


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