Potato Salna

Written by: Shanthi Muthuvel

Potato Salna is a simple and tasty side dish that goes well with idly.

Potato salna

Ingredients:

      • 1 no – Potato (chopped finely)
      • 1/2 no – Onion (chopped finely)
      • 1 no – Tomato (chopped)
      • 1 no – Green chili (slit open)
      • 1 tsp – Ginger garlic paste
      • 2 tsp – Red chili powder (as needed)
      • 2 tsp – Coriander powder
      • 1/4 tsp – Turmeric powder
      • Salt as needed
      • Coriander leaves for garnishing

For grinding:

      • 2 tbsp – Coconut grated
      • 1/2 tsp – Fennel seeds (perunjeeragam)
      • 1/2 tsp – Cumin seeds
      • 1/4 tsp – Poppy seeds
      • 2 nos – Cashew nuts

For seasoning:

      • 1 tbsp – Oil
      • 1 no – Cinnamon
      • 2 nos – Clove
      • 1 no – Bay leaf
      • 1 no – Cardamom
      • 4 nos- Curry leaves

Preparation method:

  1. Grind all the items given “for grinding” to a smooth paste. Keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, season with items given for seasoning. Add onion, ginger garlic paste, green chili and required salt; saute until golden brown. Next add tomato fry until oil separates.
  3. Add all the masala powders given in the list and fry until raw smell goes off. Now add chopped potato and required water for salna; bring it to boil and cook for 5 mins.
  4. Finally add ground paste and cook for 5 more minutes. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with idly.

Potato salna

Notes:

  • Salna consistency should be little watery.

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