Kothu Parotta (minced parotta) is a popular recipe from Tamil nadu, where one finds many street joints serving piping hot delicacy thronged by people. The original Kothu Parota recipes is non-veg, where we have chicken, mutton, egg variants. Though now we find restaurants serving vegetable kothu parota, it does not come close to the original recipe. Being a vegetarian family, my mom and dad figured out an unique magic recipe some 15 years back to bring out a veg variant of Kothu parotta that could be a rightful alternative to the original non-veg recipe.
So presenting our family secret recipe for you. No royalties, just enjoy the dish and pamper us with your feedback
Ingredients for Veg Kothu Parotta
1. Parotta – 5
(south Indian parotta that is made out of maida)
2. Soya nuggets – ¼ kg
3. Onion – ½ kg
4. Tomato – 3 or 4
5. Ginger - 1 finger size piece
6. Green chilly – 3
7. Garlic – 6 or 7 flakes
8. Red chilly powder
10. Curry leaves
For masala :
10. Clove (Lavang) – 5
11. Cinnamon stick (dal cheeni / pattai)– 1 piece
12. Saunf (fennel seeds)– 1 tsp
13. Khas Khas – ¼ tsp
- Optionally instead of the above masala ingredient you can simply use Garam masala powder.
- If one does not like the masala flavor , you can do the dish without the masala added.
So now lets see how to make Veg Kothu Parotta
Soak soya nuggets in warm water for 10-15 minutes. Squeeze out the water and shred it coarsely in dry mixer grinder.
Break the parota into small pieces and grind it coarsely in dry mixer grinder.
Keep ready chopped onions, tomatoes, ginger-garlic paste, the masalas, green chilly and other ingredients.
Add oil in a large fry pan and saute the ginger-garlic paste, green chilly and curry leaves.
Add chopped onions, red chilly powder and salt to the already cooking ingredient.
Stir fry the onion until golden brown and the raw smell disappears.
Add the coarsely made soya nuggets to the cooking ingredients. And keep frying in between till the raw smell of soya disappears.
To the cooking ingredients, add the coarsely made parotta. Remember during all the process to keep the flame in low.
Mix well the parotta and keep stirring in between.
Add the chopped tomatoes and cook it for sometime.
Your tasty veg Kothu Parotta is ready to eat.
Enjoy the dish!