Madurai Chicken Saalna


Madurai Chicken Saalna

Authentic gravy for rotis
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Tamil
Servings 4 people


For seasoning:


  • Grind the ingredients mentioned in Masala 1 to a fine paste. Keep aside.
  • Then grind the ingredients mentioned in Masala 2 and keep it aside.
  • Heat some oil in a pan.
  • Add the chopped onions and saute it.
  • Add tomatoes and fry them until they are cooked well.
  • Add masala - 1 to this.
  • Allow it to cook for about 7 min until the raw smell goes off.
  • Add chicken, salt, 2 cups water, and turmeric powder to it and allow the chicken to cook well.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, simmer the stove and now add masala - 2. :- Do not allow the mixture to boil after adding masala 2.
  • Cook this for 5 min on a medium flame until the oil separates on the top of the gravy.
  • Turn off the stove and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in another pan.
  • Add bayleaf, cardamom, cinammon stick, cloves. Add this seasoning mixture to the cooked gravy.
  • Garnish it with plenty of corriander leaves.
  • :- Serve hot.
  • :- Goes well with parata, chapathi, idly, dosa and boiled rice
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Response (3)
  1. m
    mallu chef March 6, 2008

    it has a very different taste than the other chicken recipes on pachakam. my wife liked it a lot, i didnt like it as much.

  2. j
    jayakarthik March 24, 2008

    thank you for sharing this recipe with us, it came out well but since we are vegetarians i prefered to substitute the chicken with potato probably its becoz of it the recipe didnt turn out as i wished
    the rest was good. thank you once again.

  3. S
    SM September 25, 2006

    Awesome recipe. I tried it and it couldn`t have come out better. Thanks for the recipe.

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