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Salan is an Urdu word that means "curry"

Salan is a Urdu word meaning Curry. This is a curry which accompanies with Biryani, Kebabs

Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Total time: 15 minutes



Lauki (Bottle gourd) juice 1 cup

Oil 1 tsp

Cumin seeds 1 tsp

Tomato puree 4 tbsp

Curd 2 tbsp

Turmeric powder  1/2  tsp

Chilli powder 1 tsp

Coriander powder 1 tsp

Cumin powder 1 tsp

Garam masala powder 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Coriander leaves 1 tbsp


Heat oil in a saucepan,  add the cumin seeds fry for 20 seconds,  then add the tomato puree fry it for 30-40 seconds. 

Then add the curd and all the spice powder including salt, fry the mix for a few minutes till you see the oil separating from the masala.

Once the masala is cooked then add the lauki juice and boil it on medium to low flame.

The consistency of the salan is up to your preference do you want it a little thick or flowy. 

Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves.

You can enjoy this yummy salan with kebabs or biryani

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