Vegetarian Kothu Barotta:
Well, am not here to complain, but you see...If given choice, many want This, That and the Other. Oh yeah, I agree we all love some choices, (take a stroll to the nearby Super store, am positive that you will be bewildered by the numerous options at every section)!Anyhow...when it comes to multi-multiple choices, oh man, its pretty annoying!!
Host: What would you prefer Mam, coffee or orange juice.
Me: Juice, please.
Host: We have three brands...which one do you like?
Me: Muttering something...
Host: Do you like some ice for your beverage?
Me: Yes, please...
Host: Small, Medium, Tall - which glass is your preference?
Me: Just anything is fine...please 'Surprise Me':)
On the other day, myself and my significant other, were on a road trip. I was pretty hungry and I decided to stop by at any nearby eat area! Yes, I was terribly hungry and driving for straight 5-7 hours...I really didn't care whether its a junk food or gas-station food! However, as usual...he was using his GPS and his complex algorithms to analyze the best restaurant in the next 12 miles! He kept passing all the good places...complaining that their food would be greasy, they serve too much carbohydrate over there, here it is virtually no fiber in their diet, I don't like that place...as the waitresses are bit reluctant, this place is very creepy and the other one' has no good parking lot etc. There was a total disagreement where to stop and eventually battle broke. At the end I was pretty mad, angry and hungry at the same time. At last...we stopped at Cracker Barrel Country Restaurant for lunch! Which was overwhelmingly crowded...We were taken care of...like after 20 minutes of patient waiting:)
Anyhoo, looks like I never learned my lesson!! Coming onto today's recipe...Before' I intended to cook our weekend meals, I foolishly asked 'What would he prefer for dinner?' First we decided on Roti and Egg Masala. Later, he changed that into Parotta and Egg Korma. We argued a bit at this point and changed that into vegetable korma and egg-based Kothu parotta. The whole idea of peaceful dinner is completely moot by this time! Finally I decided Veg-egg-kothu parotta and used some kind of assertiveness to which sometimes, people submit! Voila...that's how after 2 painful hours of discussing on the menu, I prepared this! Yeah, some kind of dinner, right!! Well, otherwise my mantra is 'surprise'...no more choice for you:):)
How to make the barottas?
Soft cold barottas 5-7(made into bite size pieces)
Mixed Vegetables 2-3 cups
Green chilies 3 finely chopped
Onion 2 finely chopped
Ginger-garlic paste 1 spoon
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
Lemon juice few spoons
Oil 1 cup.
In a wide, non-stick wok, heat oil. Add cumin seeds, green chilies, ginger-garlic paste and onion. Fry them till aromatic.
Now add vegetables and stir-fry over high briefly.
Add eggs and scramble them completely. Further add salt, turmeric, coriander and garam masala powder to this.
Followed by chopped barotta, fry them till oil coats well. Run few spoons of lemon juice over this.
Garnish with cilantro leaves, serve steaming hot.