Mushroom Salna, Madurai Style Mushroom Salna for Parotta and Chapati

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Mushroom Salna – Recipe for home-style Mushroom Salna. Perfect side dish for parotta or chapati. Madurai style Mushroom Salna. Recipe with step by step pictures and video.

This recipe again is from our friend Karthi’s mom Manju Auntie. We all call her “karti amma” or karti’s mom. Manju auntie cooks some of the most flavorful homestyle dishes. She is from Madurai. She cooks with so much enthusiasm and there is a feast waiting if she is in the kitchen. This recipe for mushroom salna is one of her everyday dish kind of recipe and goes so well with chapati or parotta. Do try at home.

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Click the link below to find the recipes on the site that uses the main ingredient as Mushroom.
Mushroom Recipes

Here are some of the equipment, utensils and gadgets that will be useful for making this recipe. Click the link to buy them online.
Teakwood Chopping Board
Silicone Spatula
High-End Nakiri Knife
Glass Mixing Bowls (500 ml)
Glass Mixing Bowl
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5 Liter Pressure Pan – Deep Pan (Stainless Steel)
Pink Salt
Carbon Steel Knife
Measuring Spoons
Prestige 3.5 Ltr Stainless Steel Cooker
Indian Mixie

Here is the video of how to do Mushroom Salna, Madurai Style Mushroom Salna for Parotta and Chapati

Here is a step by step pictorial of how to do Mushroom Salna, Madurai Style Mushroom Salna for Parotta and Chapati

You will need a pressure cooker for this recipe as the masalas needs to be cooked well for the flavours to really come out. It will take a long time if made in an open pan. So heads up on that. I have used a 3 liter cooker for this recipe today. 2 or 3 liter cooker is so versatile and I use it for everything everyday.

The masala paste for Mushroom Salna, Madurai Style Mushroom Salna for Parotta and Chapati
We will need to make a masala paste for the Mushroom salna. Here is what you will need.
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Grind all the ingredients for the masala paste to a very fine paste adding about a cup of water while grinding. Do not add too much fried gram while grinding. The salna will become a paste and wont be palatable. Make sure to grind everything to a very fine paste. The khus khus (poppy seeds) will take time to grind. If you do not have access to poppy seeds in a country where you live, just omit it.
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The Spices for Mushroom Salna, Madurai Style Mushroom Salna for Parotta and Chapati
We will be using the following spices to temper the salna. Get them ready.
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Making the Mushroom Salna, Madurai Style Mushroom Salna for Parotta and Chapati
Heat oil in a pan and add in the whole spices. Add in the curry leaves to the hot oil. The aroma of curry leaves when it hits the oil is one of the fantastic smells of a South Indian kitchen.

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Add in the chopped onions and the salt. Salt helps in sauteing fast. Saute for five minutes until the onions are starting to brown.
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Grind the tomatoes in a mixie and add it to the pan.
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Add in the coriander powder and red chilli powder. Saute for five minutes till the tomatoes are cooked well.
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Add in the diced mushrooms and mix well to combine.
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Add in the ground masala paste and two cups of water. Make sure the salna is watery as the sauce will thicken when it cooks. If the sauce is thick at the beginning, it will scorch at the bottom when it cooks. Note: If you want a spicy salna, add slit green chillies at this stage. Its totally optional.
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Cover the pan and pressure cook for 5 whistles. It will take around 12-14 minutes on medium flame. Remove from heat and wait for the pressure to settle naturally.
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Open the pan and garnish with coriander leaves.
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Serve with chapati or parotta. Mushroom Salna, Madurai Style Mushroom Salna for Parotta and Chapati is ready
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Mushroom Salna, Madurai Style Mushroom Salna for Parotta and Chapati

Recipe for home-style Mushroom Salna. Perfect side dish for parotta or chapati. Madurai style Mushroom Salna.

  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 5-6 servings 1x

Ingredients

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The masala paste for mushroom salna

  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut
  • 10 cashew-nut
  • 1 tablespoon fried gram
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds (khus khus)
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds

For the Mushroom Salna

  • 2 teaspoon gingeley oil (Indian sesame oil)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 inch piece cinnamon
  • 1 cardamom
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • 2 onion, finely chopped (around 3/4 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 medium sized tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1 pack mushrooms, diced (200 grams)
  • 2 sprigs coriander leaves, chopped

Instructions

  1. Grind all the ingredients for the masala paste to a very fine paste adding about a cup of water while grinding.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add in the whole spices. Add in the curry leaves to the hot oil.
  3. Add in the chopped onions and the salt. Salt helps in sauteing fast. Saute for five minutes until the onions are starting to brown.
  4. Grind the tomatoes in a mixie and add it to the pan.
  5. Add in the coriander powder and red chilli powder. Saute for five minutes till the tomatoes are cooked well.
  6. Add in the diced mushrooms and mix well to combine.
  7. Add in the ground masala paste and two cups of water.
  8. Cover the pan and pressure cook for 5 whistles. It will take around 12-14 minutes on medium flame. Remove from heat and wait for the pressure to settle naturally.
  9. Open the pan and garnish with coriander leaves.
  10. Mushroom Salna, Madurai Style Mushroom Salna for Parotta and Chapati is ready. Serve with chapati or parotta.
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Curry
  • Cuisine: Tamilnadu

31 thoughts on “Mushroom Salna, Madurai Style Mushroom Salna for Parotta and Chapati”

  1. Hi Suguna! Love your recipes especially the badam halwa, it has become a tradition to make it for Diwali!
    This recipe looks mouth watering and I want to make it. I have an Instant pot. For this salna recipe how long would you recommend I cook for in the IP?

  2. Hi, I am glad I found you. Your ingredients quantity are perfect. Steps are very easy and simple to follow. Yet the recipes are so tasty. I am addicted to your recipes and cooking only your recipes the past one week. Thanks a lot for your great work! I really really appreciate it. I also appreciate how you share other’s recipes and post their photos n stories.






  3. I tried this recipe today. Came out very well. Thanks for sharing. This is my first recipe with you. I will continue search others and try






  4. I have prepared this salna several times.. It is delicious and everyone at home loves it.. Thank you πŸ™‚






  5. Hi ma’am. I just tried this dish without poppy seeds, fennel seeds and still it came it so good!!
    If I added chicken instead of Mushroom it would have been a perfect Salna for Barotta. Thank you so much for this recipe and keep rocking!!






  6. Hi! LOVE ALL UR RECIPES!
    I tried this curry and it turned out to be awesome. Reminded me of my college days in chennai and taste from the restaurants ther 😭

    But Mine tasted a bit sweet , how can i reduce the sweetness?

  7. Tried this recipe today, turned out very well. It was very tasty. But I did it in pan. Thanks for the recipe πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

  8. Migga chirappu.Starting the preparation now.Status to be updated after eatifying.
    Sagothari vaalga ungal thondu.I am confident it will turn out yummy for the tummy.I am planning to add soya too as addition.






  9. Thank you Mam for sharing an amazing yet a simple recipe. Always a great fan of your recipes.






  10. Hi Kannamma,

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes. Would like to know whether salna and kurma are the same?

  11. Hi, What can be substituted for Mushroom??? Will Paneer work out??
    Or the usual Potato, Carrot, beans and peas….

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