Mutton Salna

Salna

Mutton salna or elumbu rasam can be had with plain rice, parotta, dosa or idiyappam. Here is my mom’s recipe. Salna is made with mutton bones. I like them with a little flesh.

Ingredients:

  • Mutton Bones – 350 grams
  • Oil – 3 tbsps
  • Cloves – 3
  • Cinnamon – 1 inch
  • Bay leaf – 1
  • Onion – 2 cups, chopped
  • Curry leaves – 8
  • Tomatoes – 1, chopped
  • Ginger – 1 inch
  • Garlic – 3 cloves
  • Chilli powder – 1 + 1/2 tbsps ( adjust according to taste)
  • Coriander powder – 1/2 tbsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Channa dal – 1 + 1/2 tsp
  • Water – 1 cup
  • Salt – to taste

Grind to a fine paste:

  • Coconut pieces – 1/3 cup
  • Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Fennel seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Cinnamon stick – half an inch
  • Water as required

Method:

  • Clean and wash the mutton bones with water and turmeric powder.
  • Grind the  ginger and garlic together to a fine paste.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker pan.
  • Add cloves,cinnamon and bay leaf and saute for 30 seconds.
  • Add the chopped onions, curry leaves and tomatoes.
  • Let it cook till the tomatoes loses shape and the onion turns light golden.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste to it and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add turmeric powder and mutton bones.
  • Let it cook for 2 minutes.
  • Add little salt, coriander powder and chilli powder and cook for 4 minutes.
  • Add the ground coconut paste, water, salt and channa dal to the mutton mixture and bring it to a boil.
  • Pressure cook the mixture for approximately 5 or 6 whistles.
  • If the mixture becomes thick after pressure cooking, dilute with water.

Notes:

  • If you do not have a pressure cooker, you can cook the salna covered on medium heat until done.
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One thought on “Mutton Salna

  1. Suchithra Palanisamy says:

    This recipe goes along very well with your recipe of parotta. Followed your instructions on both and they came out really well. This is a good blog. Keep posting your recipes.
    Suchithra. P

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