Kotu paratha is literally minced paratha. Its a dish from Tamil Nadu but I first tasted it in Paris.
You can have variations of Kotu paratha. At this point in time, I am a bit fed up of chicken. Hence, opted for my all time favourite, paneer. You can make a chicken, mutton or even veggie version. The original recipe is way too greasy … I have cut down on the oil. Increase the spice according to taste.
3 plain parathas (I occasionally use left over chappatis).
2 onions, finely chopped
200 gms paneer, cubed
1 tomatoe, finely chopped
1 green chillie, julienne
1/4 tsp garlic ginger paste
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp red chillie powder
15 curry leaves
4 stalks of coriander leaves, garnishing
1/2 sour lime
Salt to taste
1 tbsp oil
Shred th e parathas into fine pieces ….
it helps to keep all the ingredients ready and at hand. Beat the eggs with a pinch of salt and keep them aside.
Heat oil in a pan. Season with cumin seeds and curry leaves.
On slow fire, fry the chopped onions and green chillie until golden.
Add the ginger garlic paste and fry (till the raw smell goes away).
Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, chillie powder and salt. Add paneer. Fry for a few minutes
Add the shredded paratha pieces and toss to coat the masala.
Set the flame to high and pour the beaten eggs and cook until everything is well mixed. It might look a tad sticky but as the eggs are cooked it will turn into crumbly little crepes coated partially with eggs and masala. Garnish with coriander leaves and a dash of lime. Serve hot.