Friday, March 2, 2007

Parrota & Chicken Chalna

Today I was not in mood to do an elaborate cooking. Still, I had to do something special as my hubby came home early because of the tornado warning given at his office. Okay....something his favourite...easy to make...Yes!!! I got it.Parrota & chalna. But where to find a good recipe. I searched the internet for sometime and my eyes finally fell on Rashmi's Websamayal blog. I was ready to give it a try and finally here is what I created. Thanks! to Rashmi. We had a vey nice dinner.


chilli powder- 3/4 tsp
turmeric powder
lemon juice

DryRoast & Grind:
sombu- 1tsp
jeera- 1 tsp
peppercorns- 3/4 tsp
red chillies- 4
pattai- 1/2"

roughly chop everything and roast in 2 tsp oil.
Onion- 1
garlic- 5 pods
ginger- 1/2"
tomato- 1
coconut- 1/4 to 1/2 cup

Heat oil in a kadai and fry coconut until color changes. set aside. roast the rest of the ingredients under masala until soft. grind this along with the coconut until smooth.
Heat oil in cooker and fry chicken for 2- 3 mins. Then add all the masalas. Add required salt. Mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Finally add corriander leaves. Chicken chalna is ready.


Rashmi said...

Thanks for trying my recipe.

Uniga recipeum nalla iruku.

Aha! tamil manam veechudhu.
I will keep visiting you often.

Kribha said...

Vannakam Rashmi. Nice to have you here. Please come back for more.

Asha said...

YUMMY! Kribha,I just found this thru others,looks so great girl.I will try this for sure.Missing you!!:))

Vijiram said...

hmmmm...I can smell it while just looking at the dish :-) mouth watering...Thanks for sharing it..

Kribha said...

Hi Asha,
Thank you so much. I miss you too a lot. It's been 1 1/2 months since I browsed. My little one got sick , so I was busy with him. Anyway, he is better now. I'm glad you liked this dish.

Kribha said...

Hi viji,
Thanks for your comments. I just checked your blog too. Looks great.I liked your blog name very much.Keep visiting.

Anonymous said...

The recipe for Chiken Chalna was very good.I tried it 2day and turned out to be a hit.Do u knw the recipe for Mutton sukka?


Kribha said...

Hi Magnolia,
I'm really so sorry for not replying on time. I guess I forgot about it. Thankyou so much for trying it out and giving your feedback. I do have a recipe for mutton sukka. Will post it soon. Once again, sorry for my late reply.

Anonymous said...

Hi Akka,
I tried your recipe today and it turned out very very good. My husband liked it very much. I'm a new cook and I'm looking forward to more of your recipes to improve my culinary skills. Keep up the good work.


kribha said...

Hi Revathi,
Thankyou so much dear for trying the recipe and giving me a feedback. I really appreciate it. It's the comments from people like you that keeps me going. Thanks again Revathi. Love to have you more often.

Anonymous said...

Hey there...chanced upon ur site while searching for a chalna/salna recipe.....ur dish looks yummy!Wanted to know what sombu and pattai are...would be great if you could post hindi/english word for the same.

Anonymous said...


I tried your Chicken Chalna recipe and it was excellent. Thank you so much for posting it.

Anonymous said...


Coriander seed or powder is not required for this recipe? I am just curious to know.

Thanks for the recipe.

Mrs.Sai Ashok

Dhivya Selvaraj said...

hi. i followed ur chicken chalna recipe exactly and it came out really great. it was a great accompaniment to the mutton briyani that i had made. i like ur blog a lot and generally get ideas on the dishes to make from ur site. thanks a lot :)

Brindha said...

hi kribha, intha chicken chaalna romba super. parottakku hotela kudukkura chaalnavai ninaivu paduthudhu. yenga kudumbathula yellorum virumbi saaptaanga. ohhh.... i miss india! ippadi innum pala receipe kodukka venum. thanks,
brindha,cleveland, OH.

bharathi said...

Hi I am a new user. I want to try out this curry and i have a question. i dont understand this part can u explain this more clearly "Heat oil in a kadai and fry coconut until color changes. set aside. roast the rest of the ingredients under masala until soft. grind this along with the coconut until smooth"...........

So i have to roast wht all u mentioned in 'DryRoast & Grind' or do what? Under masala means all what u mentioned under masalaor can u explain wht it shd be. when i pressure cook for 2 whistles should i have to add water also ?

Anonymous said...

Hi iam also new user. I also want to try this curry but i dnt understand ur method. Roast the rest of ingredients under masala until soft and grind along with coconut...... wat is tht mean?
And in second paragraph Heat oil & fry chicken then add all masalas ........ which masala we have to add ?........
Plz give the answer as soon as possible iam very eager to try this recipe..........

Anonymous said...

hi kribha, i tried your recipe yester'de , with a plan 2 buy parottas from outside... but once the curry was done we dint have the patience to wait for parottas.. instead we gulped it down with was delicious. [ the parottas have gone 2 the freezer, and am planning 2 try your kothu parottas tommorrow, and for that i may have to prepare ur salna again :p ...]
thanxs alot dear for sharing this recipe.