Place one or two parottas in a plate. Pour a generous helping of chicken salna on top. The watery gravy of the chicken salna will slowly trickle into the crispy, flaky parotta. When they meet, there is magic! How do you feel it? Tear a piece of parotta soaked in the salna and put it in your mouth. Gently chew so that you can feel all the textures – The crispiness of the outer layers. The slightly soggy bit with the salna. This is street food at its best.
When did you come across the salna and parotta combination first? Was it in the streets of Madurai? Or was it in Chennai? Or somewhere else? One thing is for sure. You would not have forgotten where the first chance encounter was. Because you have craved for it later.
About this Chicken Salna recipe
This chicken salna recipe, like many other popular recipes on this blog, is from a mom’s kitchen. I got this recipe from my cousin who sourced it from a friend of his. And the friend got it from his mom. This chicken salna recipe will help you cook the favourite street food in the comfort of your kitchen following an authentic recipe from a mom’s kitchen.
Like many other recipes from Indian moms’ kitchens, this one also is energy and time efficient by relying on a pressure cooker to do most of the cooking. You don’t need a ton of utensils or any complicated cooking techniques. It is easy to cook, yet super delicious when it comes to flavour!
Before I forget, the original recipe calls for ‘nati koli’ or country chicken. If you can’t source the free-range chicken use the regular shop bought ones. The cooking time will be significantly less, but without compromising too much on the flavour.
Check out this chicken salna recipe and give it a try this weekend.
If you like this recipe, don’t forget to explore the following recipes as well.
- Chettinad Chicken Curry – Chettinad cuisine is distinctly aromatic, spicy, and fiery. It has a lot of flavours going on, so finding the perfect blend of spices is the key.
- Chicken Chinthamani – Bite-sized pieces of fried chicken cooked with crushed chilli flakes, curry leaves, and a dash of vinegar. It is incredibly simple, yet amazingly delicious chicken!
- Black Pepper Chicken – There is no complicated technique, but there is some serious “peppery love” involved!