South Indies: Kothu Parotta

Monday, May 09, 2011

OMG !!! I haven't blogged for more than two weeks .. And, before I forget that I write a food blog, I am here again .. What kept me really really busy was my cousin's wedding & I was in a totally different world, with all the dressing up, new sarees, jewellery & make-up .. Just what is needed to keep a girl happy :)

The last couple of weeks were choco bloc with loads of family get togethers, that also means I had an overdose of traditional food .. To get my taste buds alive & kicking again, I made Kothu Parotta just for I Me & Myself ...

Kothu Parotta

You Will Need:
  • 2 leftover Malabar Parottas/ Chapatis (Frozen will work too )
  • 1 large onion - finely chopped
  • 1 tomato - finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2  tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp Pav Bhaji Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
  • Salt as per taste
  • Cooking oil ( I used Sunflower Oil )
  • Chopped coriander for garnish

How To:
  • Cut the Parottas/Chapatis into 1' inch pieces.
  • In a small pan, heat oil. splutter cumin & add ginger-garlic paste. Give it a good stir. To this, add chopped onions & saute until it turns pink.
  • Add chopped tomatoes, red chilli powder, Pav Bhaji Masala, turmeric & some salt. Cook till oil separates.
  • Add Parotta/Chapati pieces, Garam Masala & mix well.
  • Check for salt & cook on low flame for another minute or so. Turn off the stove & transfer to a serving bowl.. Garnish with chopped coriander
Simply Dig in  & Enjoi !!!

  • If you don't have leftover parottas/Chapatis, you could use fresh ones too, but the leftovers are very handy, Really ..
  • I made this with Chapatis as I am not very fond of using Malabar Parottas which is made of APF .. Wholewheat Chapatis are a lot more healthier. I don't think they make a great difference in taste either .. If you think otherwise, let me know :)
  • You could use whichever spice powder you want to .. Even, Chole Masala or Rajma Masala for a different kick
  • Those who eat eggs, can add a beaten egg right after adding the tomatoes. I do hear from people, that this takes the dish to a different level ...

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