Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Egg Kothu parotha / Muttai parotha

Obviously, a chalna post should be followed by this Egg Kottu (minced) parotha. Next to parotha/chalna, kottu parotha is the most popular roadside food in Tamil Nadu. Kothu parotha or Muttai parotha reminds only one thing the loud noise made by the parotha master. It is quiet fascinating to see how they chop and mix everything on the cast iron hot griddle in open air. The onion, parotha pieces, egg dropped right away in the mixture, moistened with chalna and finely chopped with the help of two steel spatulas.It is served with some lemon wedges and taste excellent when it is hot. The serving amount is quiet small portion but guaranteed to be very filling and heavy. Usually, it is available after 6 pm till 1.00 am in roadside shop.
Well you don't need to entertain your neighborhood by the loudly noise. Certainly they will log a complaint as a disturbance. By pulsing the parotha in the blender, you get the exact minced consistency without using any muscles and sweat.




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  Egg Kothu Parotha- Muttai parota



Parotha cooked: 3 parothas
Egg: 2 count
Big Onion: 1- minced
Medium tomato: minced
Green chillies: 3 split
Curry leaves: a string
Turmeric: a pinch
Black pepper: freshly ground
Chalna: a big ladle
Oil: 2 tsp


Method:
Warm the parothas (in microwave) and tear into pieces- put in blender/mixie and pulse it. Do not make powder, just into small pieces.
Take a cast iron pan/ round griddle. Heat a tsp or 2 tsp of oil, add the onion, sauté until they turn translucent. Now add the tomatoes, green chillies and curry leaves and fry until the tomato turns soft.
Break the egg directly and start mixing thoroughly so the egg get scrambled and turn into pieces, when they are off cooked, add the pulsed parotta pieces and the salna. Start mixing the parotta and egg, check the salt , add some black pepper. Serve hot with a lemon wedges.

37 comments:

Gita Jaishankar said...

Muttai parottas looks good Cham...I posted a version without the chalna in my blog. reg the fenugreek plant, I just put some fenugreek seeds in a small pot and watered them, that all :)

Madhu said...

Looks egg-cellent Cham, my family likes egg dishes, so something new to try on them.

Shobana senthilkumar said...

cha....kothu parota super....passi aruthu:)

Fathima said...

OMG! I love kothu parotta... urs looks so tempting!

Soma Pradhan said...

A diffrenet recipe...looks very tempting..eggs are always hard to resist

ruchikacooks said...

Love kothu parotta, that too egg kothu is a good kothu! Looks tempting!

Laavanya said...

Oh my that is delicious and my favorite. Pulsing it is a smart idea! :)

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Hey Cham,

Super Kothu Parothas..Cannot forget the sound in the roadside hotels in Chennai..Lovely pic too..

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Divya Vikram said...

I want a plate right now! Drooling !

Bong Mom said...

Oh my, where was I in India that I missed such great stuff. This seems to be absolutely delish. I have that chalna in mind but I like this even more

SS said...

Hey Cham.. glad to see this recipe. I had Kottu Parotta for the first time very recently. Became a big fan. :) Your egg version looks amazing!

PJ said...

this is a very unique recipe for me.. i have never had a parotha dish like this before but i can tell reading the ingredients and seeing your awesome picture that i am going to love this dish!

Divya Kudua said...

Looks so good Cham..I have heard so much about this from hubby and once I even tried a veggie kothu paratha,but it wasn't so good.Guess Kothu parathas are meant to be non-veg;-)

Shama Nagarajan said...

i love this a lot...yummy

Priti said...

Love kothu parotha...all time fav..but always had with veggie...like looks gud...will try

sowmya's creative saga said...

i tried the vege version in Singapore for the first time..I loved it..

Sharmilee! :) said...

Too gud looks perfect like the shop ones...I luv kothu parotas from road side shops....they are too yumm!

Nandini said...

Fantastic kothu parotha. My hubby's fav dish.

Kayal said...

You made it the exact way, they do it in roadside shops. Very Tempting. I am a greatest fan of this dish.

Happy Cook said...

Yummy yumm, there are so much dishes from India i have never had and this is one of them. Should try them looks really yumm.

SathyaSridhar said...

Mutta parota looks great dear ennapa neenga inga parota vae kidaikathu naane atha ninaichu feel panitu irukken,,ippo kothu parota poetrukeengalae rombha feelings of india poeduchaee...

sayantani said...

i never knew of this recipe. sounds very interesting...love the look of the dish. a must try in my kitchen.

Priya said...

Wat an excellent and tempting parotha, makes me hungry...

rekhas kitchen said...

Hi cham,how are you.Wow that s a perfect Kothu parotha looks yum.

Nags said...

oh yummm makes me drool just looking at it!

Preeti Kashyap said...

I have never made this...but seen on tv and movies so many times! Love the colors in the pic!

Gulmohar said...

Just finished my lunch, but am hungry again, looking at your pics..lol..Fantabulous !!!

rekhas kitchen said...

Water melon and pasta curry this curry won't taste sweet because we use only the white part not the red fruit part this white part taste like white pumpkin..

notyet100 said...

wow tis looks so temptin,.

Padhu said...

Looks so good Cham

sra said...

One of my favourite, favourite foods, don't eat it much as it's v heavy.

Aparna said...

Would you believe that I've never had this before, despite having all the ingredients at home? :)

Miri said...

This is my hubbys favourite - and to think i have never made it at home!!! thanks for the recipe, looks delicious!

Vinolia said...

Cham,

this is toooo good!!! looks fantastic and makes me hungry !!!

kothu paraotta-va indha meri kadaila pottalam panni kudukkara meri present panni, yenna nee romba nostalgic-aa aakara po !!! it's been a very long time since I ate this!!

your technique for "kothu" by pulsing is a nice idea; usually I cut them with the scissors but don't get the nice kothu look; yours look exactly the way they serve us in the shops!!! love it!!!

Soma said...

I have never had this in India!! What an awesome dish. like egg bhurji and paratha but together!

Asha said...

Cham, so sorry you got the allergy too. I hate it every year, this year it's worse. I take some allergy meds but we both know how tired you feel. Waiting for June to be over.

Great to be back, feels good when I open the edit post and it opens without a problem!:D

Egg Parota looks yum, very hearty meal.

n33ma said...

Looks super good.I'm hungry now.