Salna Recipe - Parotta Salna - Vegetable Salna

Salna Recipe - Parotta Salna - Vegetable Salna:

Salna is the first side dish which comes in our mind for parotta. I am sure every one drools for salna. Parotta  and salna is a wonderful combination which cannot be beaten by anything else. I have posted parotta recipe already. Now it is time to post recipe for salna.

Last week was loaded with fun at home. Kid was at home for the whole week due to holidays for diwali and continuous rain. Parents and sis were also there. I became lazy as usual as mom took in charge of kitchen:)

I rendered a little help to her. Still the laziness has not gone. I had too many posts to write but I chose veg parotta salna for posting as it is an easy recipe. The ingredients list is too big but the instruction is quite simple. Yes, you can make the parotta salna quite easily and you can take rest actually. I make it for chapathi too and it tastes well.
Parotta Salna

Having raitha is an additional complement which can make the dinner a complete and tasty one. I have posted how to make amla raitha and capsicum raita to give a break from regular onion raita. I made vegetable salna for chapathi last time when I took the pictures.

Salna Recipe

Salna Recipe - Parotta Salna - Vegetable Salna:

Salna Recipe - Parotta Salna - Vegetable Salna

Cooking Time:  20 mins approx     
Recipe Category : South Indian Side dish


  • Big Onion - 2 medium size
  • Tomato - 1 big
  • Ginger - 1 inch
  • Garlic - 2 flakes
  • Dry Red Chilli - 3
  • Green Chilli - 1
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Coriander seeds - 4 tbsp
  • Black pepper corns - 1/2 tsp
  • Fried Gram/Pottukadalai - 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon(Pattai) - 1/2 inch
  • Cardamom/Elachi - 1
  • Cloves - 2
  • Coconut grated - 2 tbsp
  • Coriander leaves - 1 or 2 sticks
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - To taste
  • Potato - 1(optional)

  • To Temper
  • Oil - 1/4 cup
  • Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few


1. Take all the ingredients except the 'To Temper' items. Grind them in a mixer with very little water. Make a fine paste.

parotta salna step

2. Heat a tsp of oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add urad dal and curry leaves and saute till they turn golden brown. Cut potato into small cubes. Heat a pan. Add the ground paste, potato cubes and tempered items. Add turmeric powder, required salt and required water.

veg salna steps

3. Keep the stove in low flame. Cover it and cook till the potato gets boiled and the ground mixture gets cooked completely. The raw smell should go off completely. Stir occasionally to avoid the parotta salna getting stuck to the pan. It will take 15 minutes approximately.

salna recipe steps

Parotta salna(veg salna) is ready to eat. 



1. You can add other vegetables also like carrot, beans, peas and cauliflower. But do not add more vegetables. Add water accordingly.

2. To get hotel style salna, add more oil. 

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Tomato Kuruma(Thakkali kuruma for chapathi, poori and parota)
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