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Kothu Parotta - Famous Street Food!






Kothu Barotta: (Repost)


Kothu Barotta. Street Food - Kothu Roti. Kyma Barotta. Chili Barotta. Fried Barotta. Kai-endhi Bhawan Style Kothu Barotta.

While growing up, I had a profound curiosity over street food...since I spent much of life in hostel, there were typical moments in my daily life! Myself and my friends end up exploring 'Street food'! It tends to be more authentic, fresh, inexpensive and more fun than a typical restaurant. My brother kept advising me to refrain from eating out...but I never budged. After encountering considerable number of germs and microbes in the lab, started with some light cooking in the room and now completely gave up eating out(at fast food joints and unknown places)!

This is something from my home state - Tamil Nadu, where the stall cooks usually throw the barotta dough(like pizza dough)and do all sorts of gymnastics to attract their customers...One thing that never bothered me back then was 'how heavy handed these cooks are, when it comes to using oil'! After done talking to my friends(on New Year's day)...it stirred up all nostalgic days of childhood, early teen...so just re posting one of my old work.:)

How to make the barottas?

Barottas

Ingredients:

Soft cold barottas-4(made into bite size pieces)
Green chilies 3 finely chopped
Curry leaves 1 cup
Onion 2 finely chopped
Tomato 1 finely chopped
Ginger-garlic paste 1 spoon
Salt
Turmeric powder 1/2 spoon
Chili powder 1 spoon
Garam masala powder 1/2 spoon
Coriander powder 1 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/2 spoon
Eggs 3 well beaten
Cooked minced meat/Mutton keema 100 grams(optional)
Lemon juice few spoons
Oil 1 cup.

Method:

In a wide, non-stick wok, heat oil. Add cumin seeds and curry leaves. Followed by green chilies and onion. Fry them crisply. Now add tomatoes and fry real good.

Then add ginger-garlic paste....fry them till its raw smell leaves the pan.

Add eggs and scramble them completely. (Add minced cooked meat too. Fry till it turns opaque.) Now add salt, turmeric, coriander and garam masala powder to this.

Followed by barotta, fry them till it coats well. Run few spoons of lemon juice over this.

Garnish with cilantro leaves, serve steaming hot.

30 comments:

Sailaja Damodaran said...

All time favorite.......

Sharmilee! :) said...

This is my all time fav....but what I make doesnt taste like the ones we get outside....ur version looks apt!

Rekha shoban said...

looks delicious and yummy!!

Sushma Mallya said...

Never done this done,interesting one for sure...looks delicious

Tina said...

Wow my fav food..Looks spicy and tempting dear...

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

this is my all time favorite Malar.. :)i was looking for this recipe...this was my all time favorite wen i was doing my PG from coimbatore..surely i will try..i hade made your vermicelli halwa, badam halwa n all..

Pari said...

Hi Malar. I love this too and I do agree these parottas are loaded with oil.

Anshika said...

I never had these. They look very delightful. Wanna try them some time.

A very Happy New Year to you

Priya said...

My fav dish, can have them anytime..mouthwatering dish!

Happy cook said...

Just looking to the pic i am drooling.

Rachana Kothari said...

Dear Malar,
What a lovely write up, again i got lost in my childhood memories. Although i dont eat non-veg but still yr post brought a smile on my face:)
Thanks for yr lovely comments on my blog.

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice yummy recipe dear...madurai's special barotta

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Malar
hey this is a great dish! I have heard about this before but forgotten.
So the day my wife cant force me to eat chapati for dinner, I shall make it next day morning. ( I am a rice eater basically but love puri, Paratha etc but not those stupid chapatis)
Now I am going great guns with street food every day Golgappa ( pani puri) alu tikka etc etc.
When I was abroad and whenever I tried these in India during vacation, the microbes used to have a gala time in my guts. But now I have gained back my fantastic Indian immunity after some initial hick ups :-)
Have a nice week ahead

SUFFIX said...

Back home i remember, at shops to attract customers they make tunes of latest movie when they mince the parotta, so noisy.... Now at home we use blender to mince!!

Vrinda said...

i make this as evening snack,my fav...In kerala v make without meat,will try this version next time

Nandini said...

*Dish mele aasadhaan!* Me luvz kothu barotta! I do eat street food like twice a month but I don't think I remember being invaded by those microbes. Anyway, these are lovely and stir up my nostalgic memories too!

Gulmohar said...

One of my favs..but never tried it at home..Thanks for the recipe, Malar :-)

Latha said...

I just love this....Thanks for the recipe...will try it for sure :).

Dershana said...

kothu parotta kaiyenthi bhavan style sappittathillai, konjam sumaar aana fast food jointle irunthu sappitturuken. kaiyenthi bhavan style dosai and omlette thaan super :-)so, you cook all your meals?

Sarah Naveen said...

wow!!! one of my Fav!!!Looks terrific dea..!!
Yummy yummmm!!!

kothiyavunu said...

OMG!!My all time fav...i used to love these..we stayed near the besant nagar beach and this was always a post work day treat!! never tried at home..will try it for sure..:)Thanks for sharing the recipe malar!!

Shri said...

Heard abt it but never actually ate it or made it..Looks delicious!

Viki's Kitchen said...

My all time favorite too da:) Kothu parotta makes me crave now...very nostalgic dish for me.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

very new dish!

Padma said...

My all time fav food. Makes me crave for it now even after having dinner.

Siddhi Shirsat said...

hey this dish luks very interesting...new 2 me...very tempting pics

Priyameena said...

Just like you I too love to eat outside..After coming to US..I really felt that I missed a lot over here..Looks Yummy

Spice said...

True Indian means u got to love street food.....I can't get enough of street food whenever I go back....hey these barottas/parrotas look very much like lachha prantha but u use maida & egg in it....this whole dish looks very tempting & new to me.....

Dolly said...

Dear Malar, Ur Barotta looks awesome and I'm amazed as how I have never heard of this dish..when i see all the opther comments raving abt this dish..Its worth a try..Beautiful write-up as usual. Anyways I lobve street foods..So This dish will be experimented with in my kitchen soon..

Akal's Saappadu said...

Dear, Dear, Dear,

this makes me terribly nostalgic, all my childhood, I have tasted all kinds of street foods!!
and the fact is that I've treasured my old habits so promptly that even now, when I go to India, I go searching for my favourite street kothu parotta vendor.....uncorrectable specime am I :):)

so wonderful, your keema preparation is perfect, I do almost the same way too!!!