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Veg Kothu Parotta

Kothu Parotta is a very popular South Indian dish. It is a simple dish made using shredded parottas with an assortment of vegetables & spices. Typically this is made using left over parottas and is a very popular street food across Tamil Nadu. Madurai Kothu Parotta is a very famous regional variation of this dish.

Veg Kothu Parotta

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  • Parotta – 5 (leftover or cooked)
  • Onions – 2
  • Mashed Tomatoes –  1/2 cup
  • Capsicum – 1/2 cup
  • Ginger – 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic – 1/2 tsp
  • Green Chilly – 1
  • Eggs – 2 (optional)
  • Mustard Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  • Curry Leaves – Few
  • Garam Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Chaat Masala Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to Taste
  • Coriander Leaves – To Garnish


  1. Chop the cooked parotta’s into strips.
  2. Heat a pan over medium flame.
  3. Temper with mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves and green chillies.
  4. Add the finely chopped ginger and garlic and fry.
  5. Chop the onions finely and add them to the pan.
  6. Saute till golden brown.
  7. Add the chopped capsicum and mix it.
  8. Add the mashed tomatoes and cook till oil separates from it.
  9. Add the chaat masala powder, garam masala powder, salt and mix thoroughly.
  10. Add the chopped parotta pieces and mix till it is nicely blended with the onion tomato mixture.
  11. Once the parotta absorbs all the spice masala to it, if needed eggs could be broken and added at this stage.
  12. Mix continuously until the eggs are scrambled.
  13. Remove from flame and garnish with coriander leaves.
  14. Serve hot with raita.


Sunita Karthik
Sunita Karthik
Sunitha Karthik is a food lover who loves experiment with food. She worked in BPO industry for several years before deciding to settle down with family. She is a self-taught cook who has learnt to cook by experimenting with ingredients and watching various cooking shows. Mother of two kids and supporting her husband's business, she still finds time to cook up a storm in the kitchen.

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