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 originally from Tamil Nadu! Enjoy this wonderful dish from my past:) Perfect for breakfast, brunch or just a snack.
Update: After visiting Sri Lanka, I saw, ate and made a video on Kotthu Parotta from there. There are definitely some variations but both are just spectacular and the flavors are to die for.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Parotta – 3, chop or break into small pieces, make at home (link below) or 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
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 Parotta 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 continuously till the eggs are fully cooked.
10. Garnish with the balance of the Cilantro.
11. Serve hot with Cilantro & Mint Raita.
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.
2. Make Parottas at home: http://showmethecurry.com/breads/malabar-parotta-kerala-paratha-indian-bread-recipe.html
Link to watch Kotthu Parotta from Sri Lanka:
Video to make Parotta:
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