Chicken Salna Recipe / Nattu Kozhi Salna Recipe

I love love salna..It is a bright coloured curry which is usually served with parota..I already have a street food style chicken salna recipe in my blog and this recipe is another version of it. I made this with nattu kozhi / country chicken. So it is very tasty and healthy...

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Hope you will try this and let me know how it turns out for you.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 45 mins to 1 hour
Serves : 4 to 5 


Chicken - 500 grams ( I used nattu kozhi)
Onion - 2 large sliced thinly
Tomatoes - 2 large sliced thinly
Green chilli - 2 slit
Curry leaves a handful
Chilli Powder - 2 tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tblspn

For Roasting & Grinding:
Oil - 1 tsp
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 2 tsp
Cinnamon / Pattai - 2 cm piece
Whole Pepper - 1 tsp
Cloves / Krambu - 5
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Star Anise - 1
Fresh Coconut - 1/2 cup grated


Start by making the masala. Heat 1 tsp oil, add in the ingredients given for roasting except coconut. Give a toss for a min. Now add in coconut and fry till it is golden. Remove to a blender and make it into a fine puree. Set aside.

Heat 1 tblspn oil in a pan till smoking. Now add in chicken, season with salt and turmeric powder. Saute till the chicken is golden. Remove it to a bowl.

In the remaining oil, add in onions, green chilli and curry leaves. Add in salt and saute till the onions turn golden.

Add in ginger garlic paste and saute for a min,.

Add in tomatoes and cook till it turns mushy.

Add in chilli powder and garam masala powder. Mix well.

Add in the seared chicken, ground coconut masala, water and mix well.

You can cover and cook till the chicken is cooked, but i added it to pressure cooker, covered it and cooked it for 2 whistle, simmer for 10 mins. Turn off the heat and let the steam escape all by itself.

Open the cooker and add coriander leaves.


Take all your ingredients

Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan

Add in all the spices given for roasting

roast for a min or so

now add in grated fresh coconut

start roasting

roast till the coconut turns golden

remove to a mixer

make it into a smooth puree

now heat 1 tblspn oil in a pan till smoking

Add in chicken ..i used nattu kozhi / country chicken

Add in some salt and turmeric powder

fry till they get little colour

remove to a bowl

In the same pan, add in onions, curry leaves and 
green chillies

add in salt

and some ginger garlic paste

saute till it turns golden

add in tomatoes

saute them

add in chilli powder and garam masala powder

mix well

add in the seared chicken

toss well

add in the coconut masala

i added some water in the mixer and poured it over this

mix well

you can cook it in the pan, but i added this to a 
pressure cooker..

cover and cook for 2 whistle, simmer for 10 mins

Open it..this is how it looks


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