Kothu paratha. Thin slices of paratha or roti stir fried with eggs, veggies and aromatic spices. This flatbread twist on your regular noodle stir fry is incredibly delicious and certainly a must try. The perfect way to jazz up your next meal!
The culinary word is ever changing. There are umpteen food trends that focus on easy meal ideas, however, the classics especially street foods are always a favorite. You can’t go wrong with traditional street foods that are brimming with lip-smacking flavors.
Kothu paratha (parotta), a classic Indian street food, is basically shredded parathas or rotis stir fried with veggies, spices and sometimes chicken. The basic stir frying method is very similar to cooking noodles, however, the sauces are substituted with Indian spices. It’s a simple go-to stir fry made with ingredients you already have on hand, especially leftover flatbreads.
Kothu Paratha (Parotta) Recipe
Start with thinly slicing the flatbreads. The classic dish is prepared with layered parottas or parathas, but feel free to sub them with rotis and even tortillas or regular wraps.
To make the stir fry, start with browning some onions alongside green chilies and curry leaves. Add garlic and ginger. Give it a quick stir fry before adding in the veggies. Customize the veggies you use, tomatoes, carrots and bell peppers are a great addition.
Now, to add the lip-smacking flavor to your kothu paratha, stir in plenty of spices including ground turmeric, ground fennel, coriander powder, red chili powder and garam masala. The eggs are scrambled and cooked in the spices to create the best stir fry.
Cooking all the veggies and spices in coconut milk is totally optional in this recipe. It adds a very subtle coconut flavor to the dish. Again, it’s such a delicious way to cook this stir fry.
Finally, stir in shredded parathas and coriander leaves. And done!
Absolutely delicious way to cook parathas!
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