Friday, 13 June 2014

Chicken salna /Thattukadai salna

Chicken salna is a very famous dish available in the street side shops of Tamil Nadu.
Parotta with hot and spicy chicken salna makes an amazing combo! I match it with Puttu , chapathi or even with idly.

Chicken salna

When we visited our family friend last week, they served us chicken salna together with Biriyani. Really it was a super tasty feast for us. So last sunday my hubby asked me to prepare it at home. I tried it and it came out very well.

Chicken salna


  • Chicken : 1/2 kg
  • Onion (chopped ): 1 big
  • Tomato (chopped ): 1 big
  • Green chilly : 2
  • Turmeric powder : 1/4 tspn
  • Ginger garlic paste : 1 & 1/2 tspn
  • Curry leaves : 1 sprig
  • Coriande leaves :
  • Salt
  • Oil

To roast and grind:

  • Cinnamon : 1 small stick
  • Fennel : 1 tspn
  • Cumin seeds : 1/2 tspn
  • Cardamom : 1
  • Grated coconut : 1/4 to 1/2 cup
  • Whole black pepper : 1 tspn
  • Dry red chilly : 3 to 5 (up to your tolerable level)
  • Coriander powder : 1 tblspn


  • Dry roast all the ingredients listed under "to roast and grind". Finally add grated coconut and give a quick fry.
  • Grind the roasted spice and keep aside.
  • Heat a pan with oil.
  • Add chopped onion and saute it well till they turn light brown.
  • Now add curry leaves and chopped tomato.
  • Saute it well till the tomato becomes mushy.
  • Now add ginger garlic paste and mix it well.
  • Add turmeric powder and salt. Mix it again.
  • Now add chicken pieces and mix it well.
  • Add ground paste and mix it well with other ingredients.
  • Add enough water because salna is a watery dish. Let it boil.
  • Close the pan with lid and cook it on a low flame.
  • Once chicken is cooked, turn off the flame and garnish with coriander leaves.
  • You can replace coriander powder with coriander seeds and red chilly with chilly powder.
  • You can add poppy seeds ( kas kas/gasa gasa) or cashew nuts while roasting and grinding .

Chicken salna


  1. Never tried it with puttu..Looks like a great combination.... Chicken salna looks delicious:)

  2. nice salna.. goes well with puttu

  3. Salna looks so this with parottas :)


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