Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Vegetable Salna

Salna or chalna is a popular street food available as side dish for parotta or chapathi in Tamilnadu and Kerala, India. I make this salna very often and mix with chapathi, just like vegetable kothu parotta (scrambled chapati). This comes handy if we make it in a big batch and freeze in small portions for a week.

Cauliflower - 1/4 of a flower
Beans - 20
fresh green peas - 1 cup
carrot - 1
potato - 2 (medium size)
tomato - 2
Red onion - 1
coriander leaves - a handful.
mint leaves - few
curry leaves - few
coconut milk - 1/2 cup
red chilli powder - 1 tsp
turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
curry masala powder- 1 tsp
salt - to taste
ghee / dalda / vanaspathy - 3 tbsp
cloves - 2
Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
bay leaf - 1
ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
to grind:
cardamom - 3
shredded coconut - 1/2 cup
cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
green chillies - 4
cashew nut - 4

Grind ginger and garlic together.
Grind the items mentioned to a fine paste.
Cut cauliflower into big pieces.
peel and cut other vegetables in to big pieces.
Heat ghee in a pan. fry some fennel seeds and bay leaf.
Add the chopped onion, green chillies ,curry leaves, cilantro and mint leaves. After the onion turns golden brown , add ginger garlic paste and saute well.Then add the chopped tomato and fry till it is completely cooked.
Now add all the vegetables and mix well.
Add 2 cups of water,salt, chilli powder, turmeric powder , curry masala powder and stir well.
close the lid and cook all the vegetables to tender.Add the coconut masala and let it boil it gives a nice flavor.
Before switching off add the coconut milk.
Vegetable salna is ready!

Serving suggestions:
serve hot with parathas, parotta, chapati, roti or idly .


Spice up the Curry said...

looks very very yummy.

Divya A said...

Looks yum and the loads of veggies makes it really healthy ...Nice one Viki :)
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Suja Manoj said...

Comfort dish,healthy and tasty

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious salna..Love this with porotta..

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

The salna would be great with rotis dear..looks yummy:)

Chitra said...

wow , u read my mind. I was planning to make this.. Thanks for posting. bookmarked :)

Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Hi Viki ....
looks tempting ....Nice blog !!!
New follower of your blog :-)

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Shruti Dhingra Wahi said...

Hi Viki ...
looks so yummy ...
Nice blog ..Glad to follow you !!

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Rekha said...

looks healthy and delicious.

Pooja said...

hi viki

sorry i had been away for quite a long time, but i missed reading ur posts! i have done your tamil nadu muslim briyani a number of times and dh always keeps drooling n dreaming of that... thank u for sharing

prethika said...

awesome salna...

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