Chilli Parotta ~ Restaurant Style
Off late, I find myself making a lot of hot potch dishes especially with left overs be it fried rice or bread upma. Remember the Parotta recipe I posted last week? I had quite a few parottas sitting in the fridge that I put to good use by making Kothu Parotta and Chilli Parotta, both of which are popular street food fares of Tamil Nadu.
There are a few variations of restaurant style Chilli Parotta according to the region it is prepared. A very popular version involves cutting the flaky parottas into bite sized pieces, dipping them in a thin batter of spiced flour and cornflour and deep fried till crisp before being tossed in a coconut based gravy consisting of onions, caspicum and spices. There are no ‘rules’ to be followed for street food fare like Chilli Parotta recipe. It is versatile, in the sense one can add ingredients be it spices or sauces according to one’s preference. A simple twist can transform the dish’s texture and flavor profile and make it something special.