Today's 30/11/2017 Recipe : Nellai's Salna
(A typical Road Side watery Gravy for Chappathi / parota / Dosa)
Some of the best Road Side Hotels in Tamilnadu serves a typical Watery gravy (Salna) for Parota / Chappathi. Whenever one goes on tour, would sure have Parota / Salna, which tingles the taste buds. Salna, the road side gravy sometimes goes yummy with Big dosa and soft / sponge Idlis too... Its nothing but a plain, watery spicy gravy packed with awesome flavour. You cant find any vegetables except onions and skin of tomatoes and a layer of Oil floating on the top of the Salna. In today's recipe, we shall try to make out this Road Side Salna.
In a Kadai, add 2 tsp of oil, add Elachi 2 os, cinnamon 1 stick, cloves 2/3 nos, Fennel seeds (Sombu) 3/4 tsp, then chopped onion, tomatoes and cook until meshy. Add aaharam's Red Chilly powder 1 tsp, Coriander, Jeera and Turmeric powders 1/2 tsp each and mix well. Remove and allow to cool. Add to this 3 tsp of grated coconut, Poppy seeds 1/2 tsp and 5 nos of cashews and grind with water to a smooth paste and keep ready. (By the aroma itself, one can find the real taste of salna)
In a flat bottom cooker base, add 2 tsp of oiladd chopped onions, fry till transulent, add hand full of mint leaves, add GG paste and tomatoes one by one until all turns mushy. Now add the grinded masala paste, add required salt, little turmeric powder if needed for perfect colour. Add required water and pressure cook for 1 whistle. Once you open the cooker, you can see layer of oil floating on top and you get the perfect aroma of Salna. If you feel its more water, allow to open cook for another few minutes in medium flame until you get the required consistency. Remove from flame and garnish with finely chopped Coriander leaves. Your yummy, special road side hotel's, water gravy @ Salna is ready to serve.
Please try at home and you will never ever go for these recipe again to hotels... Please let us know your feedback with your posts. Thank you
(Shall upload picture later once finished)