Kothu Parotta Recipe

Kothu Parotta just means it’s ‘minced’ or ‘beaten-up’ Parotta…and there are a lot of variations to this wonderful dish that you can just whip up and impress everyone. The first time I had this dish was at a small little road-side shop in Trivandrum (aka Thiruvananthapuram), though origianally from Tamil Nadu! Enjoy this wonderful dish from my past:) Perfect for breakfast, brunch or just a snack.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 2

Ingredients:

Parotta – 3, chop or break into small pieces (available in Indian grocery stores in the freezer section)
Oil – 1 Tbsp
Mustard Seeds – 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves – few
Green Chilies – to taste, finely chopped
Ginger – 1 tsp, minced
Onions – 1/2 medium, finely chopped
Tomatoes – 1, medium, finely chopped
Chaat Masala – 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala – 1/4 tsp
Red Chili Powder – to taste
Salt – to taste
Cilantro – garnish
Eggs – 2

Method:

1. Heat Oil in a medium pan on medium heat.
2. Add Mustard Seeds and let them pop.
3. Add Curry Leaves and Onions and cook until translucent.
4. Add minced Ginger and Green Chilies and cook for 1 minute.
5. Add Tomatoes and cook for few minutes until soft.
6. Add Chaat Masala, Red Chili Powder, Garam Masala and Salt. Mix well.
7. Add chopped Paroatta and cook until the Parotta gets heated all the way through.
8. Add in some of the chopped Cilantro and save some for garnishing.
9. Break the Eggs into the pan and mix continously till the eggs are fully cooked.
10. Garnish with the balance of the Cilantro.
11. Serve hot with Cilantro & Mint Raita.

Tips:
1. Use Malaysian Paratha (be sure to cook, chop and then add them), available at Oriental and Indian stores, in the freezer section if Porotta/Parotta is not available or use home made chapatis or parathas.

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