Kothu Parotta (Layered Bread chunks tossed with Vegetables)

Parathas/Parottas are layered Indian bread made with wheat flour or a combination of wheat and maida (all purpose flour). When I was in University, as soon as the clock hits 5 pm, the shops on both sides of the streets leading to the way from the University to the town(small shops also called as dhabas) will start making mouth watering dishes like Kormas, Parathas, Dosas, Chole Batura along with some chaat like pani poori, bhel poori and so on.

One of those recipes with parathas that can be served as a main meal or for tea is Kothu Parotta ( which means parotta pieces stir fried and tossed with sauces and vegetables and sometimes with egg). Kothu in tamil means either beating or punching, but for this recipe it indicates butchering! In the 1990’s this dish was served only in small restaurants as it was quite rustic, but now you can find this in the menu in most of the South Indian restaurants.

I have been wanting to try this recipe at home for a long time and I saw it at Rak’s Kitchen only a few days ago and made it the very same weekend. Needless to say, her recipes and her clicks are amazing! Thanks Raks, I changed a few ingredients and we had it as a mini dinner on a Sunday :)

Ingredients (Serves-2)

Frozen Parathas- 3 numbers
Onions(red)- Medium size- 1
Green chilies- 2
Green pepper- 1
Garlic- 2 cloves
Salt- to taste
Red chili powder- 1/4 tsp
Maggi Chili Masala Sauce- 2 tbsp
Cilantro- to garnish
Grated Carrots- 2 tbsp
Lemon Juice- 1 tsp
Canola oil- 1 tbsp


I sometimes buy and stock frozen parathas and usually there will be a lonely paratha left in the pack that we have to use but it will not be enough for two people. This recipe is also useful in turning left over rotis/parathas to a totally new dish! You can also use toasted bread slices or even idlis.

Toast the parathas in a frying pan till it turns golden brown on both sides. Remove from stove and let it cool. Then chop it into bite size pieces with a knife.

Chop onions and peppers into chunks (almost the same bite size pieces as the bread). Finely chop the garlic and green chilies. Slice the tomato into long thin slices(Julienne).

Heat canola oil in a frying pan or a Wok. Drop in the chopped garlic and toss for a minute. Quickly add the onions, green chilies, peppers and salt and toss them well. Let them sizzle and cook in the high heat. Add red chili powder, maggi chili sauce and chopped tomato and stir fry once. Add the chopped parathas and toss well for the sauce to coat well on veggies as well as the parathas. If you want to add egg, add it before adding parathas and scramble them.

Transfer the parathas to a serving bowl. Garnish with grated carrots, cilantro and lemon juice. Serve hot with cucumber raitha or as such.

I am sending this Kothu Parotta to Nupur’s Blog Bites- Copy Cat Edition.

This kothu parotta is also going to COL- Left over Delicacies event at Spicy Lounge.

Deepa at Foodlyrics posts a recipe from a guest blogger every wednesday and today she has graciously given her space to my recipe, you can check out how you can participate in the event as well as my recipe here.

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21 Comments to “Kothu Parotta (Layered Bread chunks tossed with Vegetables)”

  1. mmm this looks so delicious…love the idea of using left over bread..hey thanks so much for sharing a great recipe for the guest post..great job..

  2. Nupur says:

    Kothu paratha looks so delicious- tiffin time is definitely my favorite time of day!

  3. Sashi says:

    Wow, one of my fav. I love having it with onion raitha, it tastes heavenly !!! They look spicy and colorful !!

  4. Priya says:

    Kothu parotta looks delectable and tempting sis..kalakita po…

  5. Cham says:

    I ve still in my draft- but with egg! I never tasted with veggie :( looks very appetizing!

  6. great name and great looking dish.

  7. indosungod says:

    Who cannot be tempted by a good kothu? Tasty Tasty.

  8. Raks says:

    Sure looks mouthwatering Rhuchika !:) Thanks for the lovely words!

    Like the tangy twist and sure it should hav tasted yumm!

  9. suparna says:

    looks yummm…..I too had made it recently :) it makes a great meal isnt it?

  10. looks very delicious sowjanya, nice way to use leftovers and very tempting click as well ….loved your guest post too…was a very delicious dish

  11. wooow!!! Ruchika,, kothu parota superah irukkae,,paarkum poethe saapadanum oela irukku,,,my faaav one i like with restaurant kuruma,, m missing this parota nowww nowww

  12. Joanne says:

    If I were walking down the street and saw these, there would b eno way I could resist. This looks delicious!

  13. notyet100 says:

    looks delicious

  14. vanamala says:

    Wow lovely…i too make this kothu paratha..never get time to click the pics..

  15. panchpakwan says:

    Coming from deepa’s blog..you got nice collection of recipes.

  16. panchpakwan says:

    Coming from deepa’s blog..you got nice collectio of recipes

  17. simply.food says:

    Lovely innovative dish.

  18. Sharmilee says:

    My fav….esp the ones from roadside :) Your looks perfect, wish I had that bowl!! :)

  19. That looks very innovative & sounds very interesting…… I would love to try it sometime…. Cheers!!!!


  20. priyanka says:

    thankas for this recipe

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