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Salna recipe (Madurai style)

 Salna recipe - Salna is authentic  dish in Tamil Nadu. I prepared Madurai style Empty salna.  This salna is very popular in Madurai street food, comes along with parotta.  salna  goes well with idli and idiyapam . Time duration 45 minutes. 


Onion - 150 gm

Tomato - 150 gm ( 1 large)

Ginger garlic paste - 2 teaspoon

Mint leaves - 1/2 cup ( hand full)

Mint leaves - 1/3 cup ( half hand) 

Coriander powder - 2 teaspoon

Chilly powder - 1 teaspoon

Fennel seeds - 1 teaspoon

Cinnamon - 1/2 inch

Cardamon - 4 

Cloves - 4

Salt to taste

Oil - 3 to 4 tablespoon

Ingredients to Masala paste

Coconut grated - 1/2 cup

Cashew - 4 nos

Poppy seeds - 1 teaspoon

Fennel seeds - 1/4 teaspoon

Cumin seeds  - 1/2 teaspoon


Heat a oil in kadai, add cinnamon , cardamon, cloves and fennel seeds. Leave it to sizzle.

Add Whole garam masala

Add roughly chopped onion saute it, till it become transparent. Add tomato  saute for 2 minutes. Add Coriander powder, chilly powder and salt, saute it. Add mint and coriander leaves, saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Leave it to cool. 

Add Onion
Add Tomato
Saute it
Add Mint and coriander
Add Masala
Saute it
In blender
Grind it coarsely

Blend it to the paste, keep aside.

Simultaneously, Heat a pan in medium flame, add grated coconut, poppy seeds ( khus khus), cumin seeds, fennel seeds and cashew, Dry roast for 2 to 3 minutes. until aroma comes out. Blend it into a fine paste.

Roast it
Blend it

In kadai heat  3 table spoon of oil, add few onion. ginger garlic paste and curry leaves, saute for few minutes. 

Add Onion. ginger garlic paste

add curry leaves saute it

Then  add masala paste and water, cook for 5 to 6 minutes in medium flame.

Add masala paste

 Add blended coconut paste cook until the oil comes out. you can also do it in pressure cooker. Salna require to be in water consistency.

Add coconut paste

Let it boil

Finally garnish with coriander leaves. 



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