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Chicken Salna


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Chicken Salna, is a gravy dish cooked by the tamil muslims and usually served with Chicken or Mutton Biryani with a side of boiled eggs! I love this dish in comination with the Mughalai Chicken Biryani.

Ingredients for the Masala
Coconut - 1/2 cup
Sombu - 1 teasspoon
Jeera - 1 teaspoon
Peppercornes - 2 teaspoons
ginger - 1 inch piece
garlic - 3 piece
Corriander leaves - 1 bunch
cloves - 2
cardamon - 1
cinnamon - 1/2 inch piece
turmeric powder - little
chilli powder - 1 teaspoon
corrinader powder - 1 teaspoon

Grind all the above ingredients to a smooth paste. I call this the indian green curry paste.

Other Ingredients
Chicken - 1.5 pounds (with bones)
big red onion - 1/2
plum tomato - 1
green chillis - 4 (finely chopped)
salt to taste

In a pressure cooker add oil, then the chopped onions, tomatoes and green chillis, saute well. Then add the chicken pieces and fry for a few minutes. Then add the grinded paste, salt and pressure cook for 1 whistle and 5 minutes.

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