Sunday, February 10, 2013

Vegetable Salna – Side dish for Parotta

Veg Salna

      I’ve only once tasted this salna for parotta but don’t know why didn’t get a chance to taste later and totally forgot about that. But the first time itself i liked a lot but never thought of trying until i saw this in Chitra's blog.immediately gave a try as i was having frozen parotta lying in my freezer for some time.So tried it out but never thought that it turned exactly the same like the first time i tasted and got hooked to it free smileys.So thought of sharing the recipe.She is one more good friend of mine whom i came to know thro blogging world.When ever i contacted her for any clarifications she was very happy to help me and guided me a lot in many things.Ok now going to the recipe.

Ingredients :

Veggies 1/2 cup
Ginger&Garlic paste 3/4th tsp
Onion(big) 1 no(finely chopped)
Tomato 1 no(finely chopped)
Cooking oil 1 1/2 tbsp
Salt Req

To Grind :

Onion 1 no
Tomato 2 nos
Red chillie powder 1/2th tsp
Coriander powder 1 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder 1/8th tsp
Pepper 3-4 nos
Grated coconut 2 tbsp
Poppy seeds 1/2 tsp
Cashew 4 nos
Oil 1 tbsp

Method :

1. In a wok pour oil and sauté all the ingredients except poppy seeds given under “to grind” column.


2. Once the sautéed ingredients has come to room temperature grind them in the mixie to a paste.


3. In a cooker pour the oil and add the finely chopped onions and fry till the onion become transparent.



4. Now add the finely chopped tomato and fry till the tomato turns little mushy.


5. Add the chopped veggies and give a quick stir.


5.Then add the ground paste and fry till raw smell goes. Then add enough water and salt and close the lid and cook with 1 whistle.


6. After opening the cooker and if the oil floats on the top salna is ready to serve with parottas.



Note :

1. As Chitra mentioned in her blog i also felt that salna is too blend with  onion and tomato alone.So i liked her idea of inducing little veggies and hence followed the same.If you want can avoid it.

2. Adjust the spice level as we are adding pepper too. 1/2 tsp of red chillie powder was enough for us.

3. Can adjust the water level too.


Chitra said...

It looks yummy. Thanks for trying dear :)U made my day !

Ramya Krishnamurthy said...


Vimitha Anand said...

Will love it for chapathis. Nice one

Prathima Rao said...

Too yummy..Yes, Chitra is one dear, sweet blogger friend..Love her collection of simple, homely & mouthwatering recipes..
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Wow my fav too , yummy...

Manjula Bharath said...

looks so yummy and very nice recipe ..

Srikitchen said...

looks too good!


Julie said...

yummy side dish for parathas!
Love to see your recipe linked up in Flavors Of Cuisines-"Mexican"

divya said...

Gosh, looks so tempting..

Sangeetha Priya said...

thks for stopping by, yummy salna...glad to follow u back...

Maha Gadde said...

looks so delicious!!

Shylaja Praveen said...

Yummy salna.I still remember this served in South Tamil Nadu hotels along with Parotta...

Saraswathi Tharagaram said...

Scrumptious gravy.. Looks wonderful.

Lubna Karim said...

That's so yum looking salna...

Shama Nagarajan said...

tempting recipe and yummy.
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Vineetha said...

thanks for dropping by..u have a good space too...salna looks yummy..following u too.

Kitchen Queen said...

yummy curry.