Oct 24, 2014

Vegetable Salna Recipe / Veg Salna Recipe / Vegetable Chalna Recipe

I wanted to share a restaurant style actually it is thattukada style vegetable salna recipe in this blog. I make my vegetable korma or curry in a whole lot of ways, but i think i haven't shared much in this blog. Will do it soon..I will say this is one of the best salna you will ever make and taste. 

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Main Dishes to have with this salna,

Malabar Parota, Phulka, Romali Roti, Ajwain Paratha, Coriander Chapati, Kalonji Naan..

This is a very very flavourful salna recipe. Actually the masala and the whole spices which we add in this really speaks through this curry. So never miss them.

I hope you will love this as much as i did..Let me know how it turned out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 45 mins
Serves : 5 to 6


For Sauteing & Grinding:

Oil - 1 tblspn
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 1 tblspn
Cinnamon / Pattai - 2 cm piece
Cardamom Pods / Yelakai - 4
Cloves / Krambu - 4
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Kalpasi / Black Stone Flower - 2 piece
Onions - 1 large sliced thinly
Ginger - 2 cm piece peeled and chopped
Garlic - 4 cloves peeled
Tomatoes - 2 large chopped
Coriander leaves - 1 cup
Coconut - 1/2 cup grated

For Salna:

Oil - 2 tblspn
Curry leaves - a handful
Carrots - 1 medium size chopped into small cubes
Beans - 6 chopped into small cubes
Potato - 1 peeled and chopped into small cubes
Cauliflower - 1 cup chopped into small cubes
Green Chillies - 2 slit
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi - 1 tblspn
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Cumin Powder / Jeera Podi - 1 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Sugar - 1 tsp


Heat oil in a frying pan, add in all the whole garam masala and saute for a min.

Add in onions and saute till it is golden. Now add in ginger and garlic. Saute for a min.

Add in tomatoes and saute till it gets mushy. Now add in coconut and fry till golden. 

Add in coriander leaves and give a stir. Take this whole thing in a blender and make it into a fine puree.

Now heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add in some curry leaves.

Add in the ground masala. Mix well and cook till oil separates from it.

Add in green chillies and the spice powders and saute for a min.

Add in vegetables, salt and sugar. Mix well.

Add in some water and bring it to a boil. Cover and pressure cook for 1 whistle. Simmer the flame for 5 mins. Turn off the heat and let the steam escape all by itself.

Open the cooker and serve.

Take all your ingredients

Heat a tblspn of oil in a pan

Add in the whole garam masala spices

saute for a min 

add in onions

Keep sauteing till it turns light golden

At this time add in chopped ginger and garlic

and some tomatoes

cook till the tomatoes turn mushy

now you to add some grated coconut, i had some chopped coconut so i added that

fry that for 3 mins or so

keep cooking till everything turn light golden

add in some chopped coriander leaves

mix well

now take everything in a blender

make it into a smooth puree

Prepare your vegetables

Heat oil in a pressure cooker

add a handful of curry leaves and let it fry

add in the ground masala

add in spice powders

season with some salt and sugar

mix well and cook till oil separates

add in chopped green chillies

add in chopped vegetables

mix well

pour in some water and pressure cook

Now oil will float on the surface..


We enjoyed it with wheat naan..


  1. Tried both salna and kalonji naan today. Also served it with pooris. I reduced tge chillies a bit as per our family taste. It came out beautifully. Both recipes are very well written with clear directions. Thanks.

  2. Wow..I live this salna..interesting recipe dear.will try it soon.

  3. Very nice salna and pictures it's tempting please tell the onion and tomotto in grams

  4. Colourful and delicious kurma please tell the onion and tomotto in grams

  5. Aarthi, is that dry coconut or fresh coconut?

  6. Tried veg salna last night nd it came out really nice...thanks a ton aarthi for ur yummy yummy recipes..keep goin...

  7. Looking to yummy. Definitely I would like to try this weekend. Thanks for sharing.chinese restaurants in Satya niketan

  8. can we add only peas in d place of all vegetables?if so,when should i add my soaked dry peas?

  9. @uma mahiu can use dry ones too, soak and cook

  10. Very good recipe thanks for sharing,please give the onion and Tomotto in cup measure or gram.

  11. @kamalavenionion is around 100 grams and tomato is 120 grams

  12. Awesome recipe ��....it came out really well and everyone in my family loved it.....thnx for the yummy recipe ����


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