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Potato Salna | How to make Easy Salna Recipe

Potato Salna is a delicious gravy served with Parottas in Tamil Nadu. Its made with ground spicey masala and can have vegetables added or served plain as well.
Course Main Dish – Gravies
Cuisine Tamil Nadu
Keyword Easy Gravy Dish
By Cook Method Stovetop
Occasion Lunch Box
By Diet Kid Friendly
Author Srivalli


For Spice Paste:

  • 2 tbsp Coconut grated
  • 1 no Green Chili
  • 1/2 tsp Fennel Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Poppy Seeds
  • 2 nos Cashew Nuts
  • 1 no Cinnamon
  • 2 nos Clove

For the Paste:

  • 1 cup Onion
  • 2 medium Tomato

For the Gravy

  • 1 no Bay leaf
  • 2 nos Potatoes
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic paste
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • A Pinch Turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Handful Coriander leaves
  • 2 tsp Cooking Oil
  • Few Curry leaves


  • Wash and slash the potatoes, Microwave for 5 to 6 mins.
  • Once done, soak in water and peel the skin, cube into as small pieces.

For Spice Paste:

  • Heat a nonstick pan and dry roast all the spices listed and allow to cool.
  • Then add a tsp of oil and saute the onions till brown, remove.
  • Cook tomatoes in the same pan until cooked and allow to cool down.
  • Grind the spice powders first and next add the cooled onions and tomatoes, adding enough water to make a smooth paste.

For the gravy

  • Heat a nonstick pan, add the oil and bay leaf, ginger garlic paste and saute.
  • Next, add the ground paste, 2 to 3 cups water, curry leaves and bring to a boil.
  • Cook on high flame for 5 to 6 mins, simmer and add the turmeric powder, chili powder, salt, and coriander powder.
  • When the gravy is well cooked, add the boiled potato and simmer for another 7 to 10 mins until the gravy thickens.
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