KOTHU PAROTTA/ MUTTAI PAROTTA



Kothu parotta….This was sold initially only on roadside stalls but these days you can find kothu parotta even in the menu of two-star and three-start hotels. I even remember having kothu parotta in Malgudi restaurant in Hyderbad, which changed my view that kothu parotta is only prepared in Tamil Nadu. This does bring in some good memories. My sister and I simply love this. During my school and college days, when we were in the mood to have something different, we would ask our dad to buy this for us. Usually appa will get some regular parottas with chicken kuzumbu along with kothu parotta and chicken 65…doesn’t that sound tempting :) I remember my friend Viki mentioning fondly in one of her posts about her father and brother buying some yummy goodies for her, so I think everyone of you must have some good memories like these. Do share them with me girls. Coming on to this recipe, I used whole wheat parottas, which I found in a nearby Indian store. I was skeptical about using whole wheat parottas, but there was no difference in taste at all. It was just like the ones made with regular white parottas, so if you find any whole wheat parottas, just go ahead and buy them, they are as delicious as the white ones.


INGREDIENTS:

1. Parottas, fresh or frozen, 3-4.

2. Onions, medium size, 2.

3. Roma tomato, 1.

4. Green chilies, 1-2. (I used the less hot Korean peppers).

5. Ginger-garlic paste, 1 teaspoon.

6. Curry leaves, 1 spring.

7. Cilantro, chopped, ¼ cup.

8. Fennel seeds, ¼ teaspoon.

9. Chili powder, 1 teaspoon.

10. Garam masala or any other masala powders like chicken masala or channa masala, ½ teaspoon.

11. Eggs, 3.

12. Salt as per taste.


PREPARATION:

Prepare parottas from scratch or cook the frozen parottas according to package instructions and let it cool. Once cooled shred the parottas into irregular strips and keep aside. Dice the onions and tomatoes finely and chop the green chilies into rings. Heat a pan with a tablespoon of oil. When the oil is hot enough, add the diced onions along with curry leaves and sauté for a few minutes until the onions turn brown. Then add the tomatoes, chilies, fennel seeds, and ginger-garlic paste and keep sautéing until everything is well blended. Add the powders and salt along with another tablespoon of oil and cook closed under a low flame. After 5-10 minutes the powders would have lost their raw smell and oil will start to ooze out of the mixture. Break in the eggs at this point and scramble everything until there are no lumps in the masala. Add the shredded parottas pieces and mix everything well. Cook under low flame for a few more minutes until the parottas turn soft. Garnish with chopped cilantro and serve hot.

35 comments:

Nandini said...

Kothu parotta is my family's favorite. Reading your memories also brought me my own memories! Tasty parotta!

Nithu Bala said...

Oh Dear, this looks great...Thanks for the wishes Dear..

Cham said...

I never seen Whole wheat parottas! Oh I love absolutely our Pondy kandan theater shops kottu parottas, but my mom never let us buy :( We get secretly and have it! My post is still in my draft! Ever lovely dish :)

PALATABLE said...

So yummy Gita, can't wait to try it.


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kitchen queen said...

delicious kothu parotta.I have tasted this in Saravana Bhavan quite a few times here in Dubai.

Sushma Mallya said...

Very different and a delicious dish,i havent tasted it yet,really interesting one...

Priya said...

I just love kothu parotta, makes me nostalgic..

Abhilash Pillai said...

Great one and nice to hear it is now served in 2 stars and three star hotels.

mm.. your description is really good. Makes me imagine the taste.

Rachana Kothari said...

Yummy dish...and a very nostalgic post:)

Babli said...

Happy Republic Day!
Kotthu paratha looks delicious and tempting. I will definitely try your lovely recipe.

Asha said...

I made this once, loved it. You have added more masalas, looks delicious.

Malar Gandhi said...

Who cud resist this, they forbade me from having 'street foods', anyway I did it all my life...

I keep repeating this recipe more often, whenever I have excess barottas, which I intentionally prepare tho'...ha ha.

Vrinda said...

My all time fav,just had bfast still feeling hungry seeing ur kothu porotta...yummm

Kalai said...

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Hamaree Rasoi said...

Dear Gita
I was just browsing and dropped in here. I remember once i had Muttai Parotta at my friend's place .it was tasty. Your post has not only brought back my memories of this dish but also got the opportunity to follow this recipe now.
Happy Republic day
Will keep coming here for more.
If get time do visit my blog
Deepa

Gulmohar said...

I think this is everyones fav..thanks for sharing this great recipe :-)

Nostalgia said...

Nice .. looks good.

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Whole wheat kothu parotta sounds interesting da. Looks so spicy and yum. I'm very fond of Asai restaurant"s(chennai ) kothu parotta, though i miss a lot, its too simple for me to prepare at home and tastes same as asai restaurant.

kothiyavunu said...

Your kothu parotta me drool, looks so tempting and delectable!!!count me in, he he. :)

Padma said...

I love kothu parottas, makes me feel hungry. Looks mouthwatering Gita.

Aparna said...

oh luvly kothuporotta..:) first time here..luvly recipes..

Sarah Naveen said...

oh i love them...Simply superb!!! makes me drool

Divya Vikram said...

Brings back a lot of memories seeing you kothu parotta!

Valarmathi said...

Wow.. i love them, my favorite.
Looks delicious.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Uthiri uthiriya romba azhaga kothu parotta seithu irukkenga Gita.

The intro itself makes me crave Gita. Appa bringing home these kothu parotta with chicken 65....mmmm...these lines are so nostalgic to me too:) Great way to register , remember and recollect beautiful thoughts. right! Myself and hubby are great fans of street food. we can't get their perfect touch even in star hotels. After marriage hubby started bringing me the yummy food from the street side hotels most of the weekend, that were known to him in his bachelor life:) Your post reminds me of a passage "If you wanna taste the typical native food , then street food is the best choice". Lovely thoughts for me da. Thanks for remembering my posts too da. That's very touching for me.

Kothu parotta has come out very perfect and your picture makes me very hungry dear.

Preethi Rajeev said...

my all time favourite, looks so tempting. nice click , following u

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Preety said...

it looks yummy , never tried myself before

Parita said...

I loveeeeeeee kothu parathas, yumm!

sangeeta said...

Thanks Gita for dropping by a leaving those sweet words, it meant a lot to me !!
you have a great blog n i will come n read more of it very soon...

Animisha said...

gita, the recipe is excellent dear.
It is tempting.
I cooked rice today with curries and want to try kotthu parota and made with green onions instant parotha. i did as it is in ur recipe.
I was not able to resist and ate only this parotha with rice completely instead of my todays daal and curry.
Gita thanks for this recipe re i really love this.
I wish some more street foods from u. I heard watermelon is topped with salt and pepper in chennai and sold. is it true?

Siddhi S said...

hey gita very nice recipe...luks yummy , thnx for sharing

Astra Libris said...

Gita, this looks positively delicious! So comforting and flavorful, and I love your story of your wonderful memories!

Thank you so much for your kind, encouraging words about my hip - you're so sweet! You truly brightened my days and lifted my spirits! :-)

Tina said...

My all time fav....Looks mouthwatering..

n33ma said...

Looks super!i have been thinking of making it for a while now and this pic really inspires me to make it rite now.

Akal's Saappadu said...

viki temptation panni mudichittanga, ippo neenga menu idea (parottas with chicken kuzumbu along with kothu parotta and chicken 65) yellam koduthu kollareengaley :)

there are kothu parottas available in star restaurants too, but I love roadside food from the roadside vendors, I'm uncorectable in that !!! hihih

we still buy from our fav. roadside vendor whenever we go there !!! your kothu parotta simple looks perfect; will try the whole wheat version next time !!!