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Chicken salna

Chicken salna | Parotta salna

A tasty and flavorful Chicken salna for parottas, made with tender chicken and loads of spices. Learn how to make it with a video.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 6
Calories 420 kcal



  • 500 g chicken

To grind:

  • 3 tbsp. coconut
  • 1 tsp fried gram
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp pepper

For gravy:

  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 cardamom
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 green chilli
  • 1 tsp gg paste
  • ½ cup mint leaves
  • 1 cup tomato
  • ½ tbsp. chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp fennel powder
  • 1 tsp salt (as per taste)
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala/curry masala
  • 2 cups water



  • Grind coconut, fried gram, pepper and cumin seeds into a smooth paste.
  • Slice big onion and keep aside.
  • Prepare ginger garlic paste (6 garlic pods+ 2-inches ginger)


  • Heat oil, season with bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom.
  • Add sliced onion and green chillies.
  • Also, add some curry leaves and saute onions for two minutes until transparent.
  • Put ginger garlic paste and saute well to remove raw smell.
  • Add some mint leaves for extra flavor.
  • Now add chopped tomatoes and cook until soft.
  • Some chilli powder according to your spice taste with coriander powder.
  • Add some fennel powder for highlighting salna flavor.
  • Put required salt and turmeric powder.
  • Add clean chicken pieces, mix well with the masala for two minutes.
  • Pour some water, cover with a lid and cook the chicken for 8 minutes.
  • Now add the ground coconut masala with a cup of water.
  • Let the gravy/salna boil for few minutes until bubbling settles down.
  • Finally, add curry masala powder or good garam masala powder.
  • Sprinkle few mint leaves again and mix well.
  • Switch off and serve with hot flaky parottas or soft chapatis.



Tips: 1) First of all, try to use chicken with bones for this recipe to make tasty salna. 2) Furthermore, the reason for the beautiful heavy aroma is from good quality coriander powder, garam masala and mint leaves. Hence do not avoid these ingredients. 3) Finally, parotta salna is meant to be a thin gravy and adjust water quantity accordingly.


Calories: 420kcal
Keyword Chicken recipes, Chicken salna, How to make chicken salna, Parotta salna, Parotta side dish
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