Madurai Chicken Saalna

Authentic gravy for rotis

Madurai Chicken Saalna

Madurai Chicken Saalna

Authentic gravy for rotis

Category : Non-Vegetarian, Chicken

By Nisha Bharath

Published On: 01 Aug 2006

Rating: 3
4 Votes, 4 Reviews
Write a Review
30 Minutes
Served : 4
Print Recipe



Step 1

Grind the ingredients mentioned in Masala 1 to a fine paste. Keep aside.

Step 2

Then grind the ingredients mentioned in Masala 2 and keep it aside.

Step 3

Heat some oil in a pan.

Step 4

Add the chopped onions and saute it.

Step 5

Add tomatoes and fry them until they are cooked well.

Step 6

Add masala - 1 to this.

Step 7

Allow it to cook for about 7 min until the raw smell goes off.

Step 8

Add chicken, salt, 2 cups water, and turmeric powder to it and allow the chicken to cook well.

Step 9

Once the chicken is cooked, simmer the stove and now add masala - 2.
:- Do not allow the mixture to boil after adding masala 2.

Step 10

Cook this for 5 min on a medium flame until the oil separates on the top of the gravy.

Step 11

Turn off the stove and keep it aside.

Step 12

Heat oil in another pan.

Step 13

Add bayleaf, cardamom, cinammon stick, cloves. Add this seasoning mixture to the cooked gravy.

Step 14

Garnish it with plenty of corriander leaves.

Step 15

:- Serve hot.

Step 16

:- Goes well with parata, chapathi, idly, dosa and boiled rice


Thanks for the great recipe. It was very well explained and turned really good. My family loved it.


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.

mallu chef

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.


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

Leave your Review

More by This Author

Top Contributors

  • Recipes of Nizana Shammas

    Nizana Shammas

    Nizana Shammas is a hosewife who has lots of interest n cooking. She is an expert in providing various traditional recipes.

  • Recipes of Renukadevi Kumanan

    Renukadevi Kumanan

    Renukadevi Kumanan is a well versed person in providing varities of South Indian recipes and also some modern recipes. She used to try varities of recipes from different cuisines.