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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Vegetable Salna - Parotta chalna - Parotta Salna

Salna is a Great Accompaniment for Parotta's & Kothu Parotta. It is a Popular Road side dish served in Road side Hotels in Tamilnadu. It can also be served with chapathi's,Roti's,idli's, dosa's,appam & idiyappam.  Vegetable salna is made  with veggies & freshly Ground Spices, Spices brings nice aroma to the Gravy. Today we will learn to make Vegetable salna.

Vegetable Salna

 Prep Time : 15  min. 
Cook Time : 25  minutes.
Recipe Category:Side dish
Recipe  cuisine:Indian
Serves  :   4.


Carrot -1.
beans - 10.
Potato(small) - 1 (cubed)
Green Peas - 3/4 cup.
Cauliflower - 3/4 cup.
oil - to fry.
Star Anise - 1.
fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp.
chilli Powder - 1 tsp.
turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp.

To Roast & Grind

cinnamon - 1.
cloves - 1.
cardomom -1.
bayleaf - 1/2.
star anise - 1/2 .
fennel seeds - 1/4 tsp.
coriander seeds - 1/2 tbsp.
Ginger - 1/2 inch.
Garlic - 4.
Onion -1.
Tomato - 1.
Coconut - 1/2 cup.


Cook the Green Peas Seperately till soft in a kadai with needed water.
Cut the veggies into cubes & put chopped potato in water to avoid discoloration.

  • Heat a tsp of oil in kadai, when it is hot add cinnamon,cloves,cardomom,bayleaf,star anise,fennel seeds & coriander seeds. Saute everything in a low medium flame.
  • When you get Good smell from Spices, add Onions, Ginger & Garlic. 

  • Saute till onions turns transparent, then add tomato, saute till it turns mushy.Now add Coconut & give a quick mix, switch off the stove.Coconut gets cooked with heat of the kadai.

  •  When it cools down, grind everything into a fine Paste with needed water.Now Ground Paste is Ready.

  • Heat the oil in a kadai, add star anise & fennel seeds, saute till you get Good aroma from spices, then add all the  cut vegetables (carrot,beans & potato) , saute in high flame for 2 minutes with little salt,(for faster Cooking) then add needed water,cook it covered till the veggies are soft, then add Ground Paste, Cooked Peas, chilli Powder & turmeric. Mix well. 
  • Let it cook in a medium flame for few minutes till  it gets gravy consistency & you will  find oil floating on top. Now Garnish with fresh cilantro. yummy Salna is Ready.

  • Adding little salt to Veggies & cooking it in a high flame, makes the veggies cooks faster.
  • I prefer to cook in a kadai, rather than cooker for Good taste .
  •  Adjust the water according to the consistency.
  • Adding Green Peas & cauliflower gives nice taste to Gravy.
  • Serve Salna with Parotta's, chapathi,Roti, idli,dosa,Appam & idiyappam.


Anonymous said...

Looks delicious and beautiful clicks. Nice recipe. Thanks for sharing..