May 9, 2008

Chicken Chalna

Chicken Chalna is served along with
parota.It absolutely comes free with parota.
The taste of chalna varies from hotel to
hotel.Those who have come down to
Sivakasi , a town which is very famous
for Crackers and Printing Press would
have definitely tasted in Vijeyam Mess .
This mess is just a simple open restaurant
but the taste is heavenly.They used to 2 have
chalnas , one comes free with parota and
another with little bit creamier and a big
chicken piece.
Appa helped me in getting this recipe
from the cook there.
Chicken with bones - 1/4 kg
onion - 1
Tomato - small
Ginger - garlic paste - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 3 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
Cumin powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
oil - 1 tblsp
To paste
coconut - 1 cup
cashew - 50 gms
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker .Saute onion well.
  • Add ginger garlic paste,tomato pieces.Stir well.
  • Now add the chicken pieces.
  • Keep stirring till the water evaporates.
  • Add all the powders one by one and a cup of water and salt.
  • Close the lid and pressure cook for 10 min in a medium flame .
  • Switch off the stove.
  • Open the cooker after the pressure releases
  • Add the coconut cashew paste and keep it in low flame for 10 min.

Serve hot with Parotas.


Asha said...

Delicious! They serve this with Roti Canai in Malaysian restaurant. Thanks for the recipe, will try!:))

Cham said...

Beautiful, i will try ur chalna looks perfect!

ranji said...

wow!!!this looks really delicious!!!perfecct with parotta:)

Divya Vikram said...

Kamala..I too have been to Vijayam this chalna..unga chalna paakave super a irukku..drooling here..seekiram unga recipe a try pananum..thanks for sharing

Srivalli said...

wonderful colour!..thanks for the authentic recipe...

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi... First time to ur blog... Nice to see a blogger form Milwaukee... I am also from the same place... Ur chicken chalna looks good...

Sagari said...

what a delecioussssss looking chicken gravy ,mouth watering kamala

Dee said...

Wow... I miss Vijayam mess parotta...esp chilly parotta. Ur chalna luks yummy :)

keerthi said...

hi kamala i tried ur chicken salna yesterday it came out very well.thankyou so much.very great.
delicious recipe.

The Rock said...