Salna recipe | Empty salna for parotta

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Salna or empty salna is a vegetarian gravy served as facet dish for parotta or biryani. With simply onion and tomato base with numerous spices, masala to make it excellent steadiness in style.

empty salna recipe
Salna

Good facet dish while you run out of greens or while you need one thing in bulk as facet dish.

This goes nicely with parotta completely, but additionally you possibly can have it with poori, chapathi and rice dishes like kuska, ghee rice, coconut milk rice, peas masala rice.

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Elements

Listed here are the easy substances wanted for the salna that you could simply discover in your pantry.

Ingredients for salna
Empty salna substances

Base

  • Onion – Sauteed and caramelized till mushy in order that it lends the principle taste and will get merged within the recipe.
  • Tomato – Supplies the bottom with tanginess in addition to quantity.
  • Ginger garlic paste – One of many major taste in salna, I exploit home made contemporary ginger garlic paste for finest outcomes.

Masala paste

  • Coconut – Used for base as thickening agent and major ingredient in many of the south Indian type gravies.
  • Cashew nuts – Provides richness and quantity, thickens as nicely.
  • Fried gram dal – Similar as cashews additionally a stunning texture, taste to the gravy. Greatest substitute for poppy seeds. Kasa kasa (Gasagasa) is banned right here in Singapore, so I all the time change any recipe requires it with pottukadalai.

Besan/ Chickpea flour/ Gram flour – Used for thickening and it offers an exquisite taste because it boils, will get cooked and blends within the Salna.

Lemon juice – Balances the style and takes out bitterness from spice powders if any.

Complete spices

  • Cinnamon
  • Star anise
  • Cloves
  • Cardamom
  • Stone flower
  • Biryani leaf
  • Fennel – I used powder as my household doesn’t like entire seeds, you possibly can comply with the identical or mood with seeds should you can.

Contemporary herbs

  • Mint – Contemporary mint leaves is major taste in salna.
  • Coriander– Lends lot of taste to the gravy.
  • Curry leaves – Closing garnish with few contemporary curry leaves.

Spice powders

  • Kashmiri chilli powder – Together with oil it floats on high giving the appears of a typical highway facet salna.
  • Sambar powder – My sambar powder is usually coriander and crimson chilli with traces of different spices. You should use retailer purchased ones like Aachi or Sakthi. Singapore people can use Baba’s model. Please keep away from one with coconut/ kopra or asafoetida.
  • Garam masala – It’s also possible to use Biryani masala
  • Turmeric

See recipe card for full checklist and portions.

Salna recipe directions

1. I firstly grind masala paste and maintain it prepared. Place coconut, cashew, pottukadalai in mixie.

for masala paste

2. Grind it easily with ¬Ĺ cup water.

smooth paste

3. Secondly, dissolve 1 tablespoon gram flour in 2-3 tablespoon of water with out lumps.

gram flour

Put aside. Slowly add water to make a thick paste firstly after which progressively dilute it to keep away from lumps.

In case you get lumps, move it via a strainer.

besan mix

4. Warmth a heavy bottomed pan with oil. Add tempering objects.

tempering salna

5. In goes curry leaves adopted by sliced onion.

sliced onion

6. You possibly can add a sprinkle a bit salt and proceed sauteeing till golden in shade. Take care to not burn it.

caramelized onion for salna

7.Then add ginger garlic paste and fry nicely. Maintain stirring for a minute as it could get caught to backside of pan.

ginger garlic paste
home made contemporary ginger garlic paste for a tremendous taste in salna
oil oozes

8. After that, add finely chopped tomato. Once more sprinkle some salt, add all masala powders and blend nicely.

tomato, spices

9. Proceed frying till oil floats on high and turns into mushy.

oil floats

10. Now, add floor coconut paste, and blend nicely for a minute.

ground paste

Add mint leaves and half the coriander leaves.

mint leaves

11. Add water progressively as you combine and as soon as it’s thinned out, you possibly can add all of the water (Whole 7 cups)

add water gradually

12. Add salt, combine nicely.

mix

Now, in goes the gram flour in water. Combine nicely.

kadalai mavu

13. Convey to boil, then put the flame to medium and cook dinner lined for quarter-hour.

bring to boil
simmer cook

Stir in between.

simmer

14. Boil moreover for 7-10 minutes with open lid till it turns into thicker.

It will get barely thicker because it cools down, so change off accordingly.

reduce, oil floats on salna

15. Change off the flame, lastly add lemon juice and blend. Garnish with remaining coriander leaves and few torn contemporary curry leaves.

garnish salna with coriander, curry leaves, lemon juice

Salna prepared!

salna ready

Goes nicely with parotta (not paratha/ parantha) ūüėČ Simply pour generously over it and luxuriate in!

salna
parotta salna

Substitutions

  • Sambar powder – Use curry powder accessible commercially. Or simply improve crimson chilli powder and add 1 tablespoon of coriander powder.
  • Fried gram dal – use similar quantity of poppy seeds.

I tailored this recipe from this video and made it vegetarian (empty).

Variations

  • Spicy – add black pepper powder and a slit inexperienced chilli for making it spicy.
  • Deluxe – add boiled greens to make vegetable salna.

See this Tomato kurma and Cauliflower peas kurma recipe on my web site!

Video

Watch salna video in Rakskitchen Youtube channel.

Tools

I discover my Le Creuset pot finest for such kurma/ gravies the place we will fry and boil in a single pot.

It’s also possible to use any heavy bottomed vessel or perhaps a stress cooker/ stress pan.

Storage

Salna stays good upto 3 days in fridge.

I’ve not tried freezing, however mainly it may possibly freeze for 3 months.

At all times retailer as quickly as you settle down the meals, not after leaving it very long time in counter high then retailer.

High tip

  • Be sure that not let something get burnt as it could flip bitter and spoil the entire dish.
  • Boiling for very long time is the important thing for excellent style and taste.
  • Don’t assume the spice powders are extra, it’s wanted for certain to steadiness the style.

My notes

I attempted salna a few instances, very long time again with out understanding the idea of including numerous water and boiling for very long time.

As a result of I’ve not tasted salna apart from home made. Being newbie in cooking, first era to make use of such masala, ginger garlic paste base gravy, I couldn’t steadiness the style.

It ended up much like my tomato kurma, so I gave up.

Solely not too long ago after watching it in Youtube from well-known chef channel I began making.

It turned out fairly good, however there was all the time a bitter style within the gravy, very very gentle although.

I’m not certain if it was due to the spice powders (particularly I doubted dhaniya powder) or the an excessive amount of of leaves I added.

So lastly making this model, taking solely the idea of including besan combination from that recipe.

I additionally added lemon juice to keep away from the bitterness and steadiness the tastes.

Salna with parotta
Parotta, salna

Recipe card

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Salna recipe | Empty Salna

Salna or empty salna is a vegetarian gravy served as facet dish for parotta or biryani. With simply onion and tomato base with numerous spices, masala to make it excellent steadiness in style.

Delicacies Indian, South Indian

Cup measurements

Elements

  • 2 Onion sliced
  • 2 Tomato finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon Ginger garlic paste
  • 3 tablespoon Mint leaves finely chopped
  • ¬ľ cup coriander leaves finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Gram flour Dissolve in 3 to 4 tablespoon water
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon juice
  • 7 Cups Water
  • Salt as wanted

Spice powders

  • ¬ľ teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds powder
  • 1 tablespoon Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder Or Biryani masala powder
  • 2 to three tablespoon Sambar powder measure heaped (Aachi, Sakthi works) or you need to use Asian curry powder

To grind

  • ¬Ĺ cup Grated coconut packed
  • 8 Cashews
  • 1 tablespoon Fried gram dal Pottukadalai

To mood

  • 3 to 4 tbsp Oil
  • 2 Cardamom
  • 1 Inch Cinnamon
  • 3 Cloves
  • 1 Star anise
  • 1 teaspoon Stone flower Kalpasi, few
  • 1 Biryani leaf
  • 1 Sprig Curry leaves

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Directions

  • I firstly grind masala paste and maintain it prepared. Place coconut, cashew, pottukadalai in mixie.

    ¬Ĺ cup Grated coconut, 1 tablespoon Fried gram dal, 8 Cashews

  • Grind it easily with ¬Ĺ cup water.

  • Secondly, dissolve 1 tablespoon gram flour in 2-3 tablespoon of water with out lumps.

    1 tablespoon Gram flour

  • Put aside. Slowly add water to make a thick paste firstly after which progressively dilute it to keep away from lumps.

  • In case you get lumps, move it via a strainer.

Put together Salna

  • Warmth a heavy bottomed pan with oil. Add tempering objects.

    2 Onion, 3 to 4 tablespoon Oil, 2 Cardamom, 1 Inch Cinnamon, 3 Cloves, 1 Star anise, 1 teaspoon Stone flower, 1 Biryani leaf, 1 Sprig Curry leaves

  • In goes curry leaves adopted by sliced onion.

    2 Onion

  • Sprinkle a bit salt and proceed sauteeing till golden in shade. Take care to not burn it.

  • Then add ginger garlic paste and fry nicely. Maintain stirring for a minute as it could get caught to backside of pan.

    2 tablespoon Ginger garlic paste

  • After that, add finely chopped tomato. Once more sprinkle some salt, add all masala powders and blend nicely.

    2 Tomato, ¬ľ teaspoon Turmeric, 1 tablespoon Kashmiri chilli powder, 1 teaspoon Garam masala powder, 2 to three tablespoon Sambar powder, 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds powder

  • Proceed frying till oil floats on high and turns into mushy.

  • Now, add floor coconut paste, and blend nicely for a minute.

  • Add mint leaves and half the coriander leaves.

    3 tablespoon Mint leaves, ¬ľ cup coriander leaves

  • Add water progressively as you combine and as soon as it’s thinned out, you possibly can add all of the water (Whole 7 cups)

    7 Cups Water

  • Now, add required salt, combine nicely and produce to boil. Now, in goes the gram flour in water. Combine nicely.

    Salt

  • Convey to boil, then put the flame to medium and cook dinner lined for quarter-hour.

  • Stir in between.

  • Boil additional extra for 7-10 minutes with open lid till it turns into thicker.

  • It will get barely thicker because it cools down, so change off accordingly.

  • Change off the flame, add lemon juice and blend. Garnish with remaining coriander leaves and few torn curry leaves.

    1 teaspoon Lemon juice

Video

Notes

  • Be sure that not let something get burnt as it could flip bitter and spoil the entire dish.
  • Boiling for very long time is the important thing for excellent style and taste.
  • Don’t assume the spice powders are extra, it’s wanted for certain to steadiness the style.

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