May 11, 2015

Chicken Salna Recipe / Chicken Salna for Biryani

I make different types of salna to go with different dishes. This is one recipe which goes well with pretty much anything, specially biryani..It taste simply superb..Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

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Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 45 mins
Serves : 4 to 5


Oil - 3 tblspn
Onion - 1 large sliced thinly
Green Chilli - 3
Tomato - 2 large chopped
Chilli Powder - 1 tblspn
Coriander Powder - 1.5 tblspn
Turmeric Powder /Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Cumin Powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Water as needed
Chicken - 500 grams
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tblspn
Coriander Leaves a handful finely chopped

For Roasting & Grinding:
Oil - 1 tsp
Cinnamon / Pattai - 2 cm piece
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 1 tblspn
Cardamom /Yelakai - 5
Cloves / Krambu - 5
Coconut - 1 cup grated
Poppy Seeds / Khus Khus / Kasa Kasa - 3 tblspn


Heat 1 tsp of oil in a kadai. Add in all roasting ingredients and roast till light golden. Remove it to a blender and make it into a smooth puree. Set aside.

Heat some more oil in a pressure cooker. Add in onions, chillies and saute till golden.

Add in ginger garlic paste and cook for a min.

Add in tomatoes and salt. Cook till it gets mushy.

Add in spice powders and mix well.

Add in chicken and toss well. Add in water. 

Cover and pressure cook for 2 whistle, simmer the flame and cook for 10 mins. Turn off the heat and let the steam go all by itself. 

Open the cooker, add in coconut masala and mix well.

Simmer for 10 to 15 mins.

Add in coriander leaves.


Take all your ingredients

Heat little oil in a pan, add in your whole spices

saute them for a min

add in coconut

and some poppyseeds

saute them well

roast till they turn golden
Now it has turned little darker
take them in a blender jar

make it into a smooth puree..set aside

Now heat some oil in a pressure cooker

add in onions and green chillies

saute till golden

add in ginger garlic paste

add in tomatoes

cook till mushy

season with some salt

add in chilli powder, coriander powder

some cumin powder and turmeric powder

mix well, cook till oil separates

add in chicken

toss well

stir for few more mins

pour in water

and pressure cook till done

now add in the coconut masala in
mix well

simmer this till oil floats on top

add in coriander leaves



  1. Salna is looking yummy. I want to try. Some people adding peanut with that.

  2. yummy,..mouth watering..

  3. Wow..... I tried this chalna today for the barotta combination.. It turned out soo good.. thanks aarti for posting this recipe

  4. Wow.... Aarthi I am a big fan of u.... Almost I learned more than 50 dishes from this site..... Why don't u create a app for ur site,
    This dish is absolutely my favourite one.... Thanks for sharing the dish... Along with grinding I added little cashews to make a thick paste, it even came out well..... Thanks again for sharing ur recipe

  5. I gave it a try today and this came out really well :D Thank you so much ❤


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