Muttai Mass and Salna Recipe
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Tamilnadu
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Serves: 4 serving
முட்டை மாஸ் – Recipe for preparation of muttai mass – Pudukottai special recipe made with boiled eggs and salna. Pudukottai egg mass recipe. Recipe with step by step pictures.
For the Salna Masala
  • ½ inch piece ginger
  • 5-6 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup onion
  • 2 tomatoes (preferably country tomatoes - naatu thakkali)
  • 3 green chillies
  • 1 tablespoon fried gram - daliya (pottukadalai)
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds
  • ½ teaspoon black peppercorn
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ½ teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 2 cloves
  • ¼ inch piece cinnamon
  • ¼ cup fresh shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
Other Ingredients for salna
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • ½ teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 onion, sliced (1/4 cup)
  • 3-4 sprig mint leaves, chopped
  • 2 sprig coriander leaves
For the Muttai Mass
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, peeled and cut
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • ½ cup onion, sliced
  • 2-3 green chillies, sliced
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon chilli powder
  • ½ teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 cup salna (prepared as per recipe above)
  1. Heat peanut oil in a pan and add in all the dry spices and curry leaves. Roast on a low flame for a couple of minutes.
  2. Add in the green chillies, ginger, garlic and onions. Saute on a low flame for 5-7 minutes. It is important to keep the flame on low so the spices does not burn.
  3. Once the onions are soft, add in the tomatoes. Preferably country tomatoes (naatu thakkali) which have a slight tang to it. Saute till the tomatoes are soft and cooked down.
  4. Add in the red chilli powder, salt and fresh shredded coconut.
  5. Mix well to combine and cook for a couple of minutes more. Remove the pan from heat and set aside to cool.
  6. Grind the masala to a fine paste. Add a cup of water while grinding.
  7. Heat oil in a kadai and add in the fennel seeds. Add in the sliced onions and saute for a few minutes till the onions are soft.
  8. Add in the chopped mint leaves.
  9. Add the ground masala and two cups of water.
  10. Let the salna simmer for five minutes. Remove from heat and add in the coriander leaves. Salna is ready.
Muttai Mass
  1. We will need hard boiled eggs for this recipe. Chop the eggs and keep aside. Cut each egg into 6 pieces. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add in the curry leaves, green chillies and onions. Saute for 3-4 minutes till the onions are soft.
  3. Add in the tomatoes and salt. Saute till the tomatoes are cooked and mushy.
  4. Add in the turmeric powder, chilli powder and coriander powder. Saute for a minute.
  5. Add in three ladles (about one cup) of salna to the pan.
  6. Immediately add in the boiled eggs. Gently mix the eggs so it coats the masala.
  7. Muttai mass is ready.
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