Sunday, May 16, 2010

Vegetable Kothu Parota

This recipe is one of the best tiffin varieties in Tamilnadu and it is done in different ways . After referring to many blogs and recipes, I came out with an healthier version of making this Parota. My friends loved it hope everyone does too :)

1) Frozen Plain Parota's (we get in frozen section of groceries stores) - 4 to 5
2) Green Bell Pepper - 1 (medium size)
3) Onion - 1 ( big)
4) Carrot - 2
5) Green Peas - 1/4th cup
6) Tomatoes - 2 to 3 (medium size)
7) Fennel Seeds - 1/2 tsp
8) Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
9) Red Chilly powder - 1 tsp
10) Garam Masala Powder - 1 tsp
11) Poppy Seeds - 1 tsp
12) Almonds - 1tsp
13) Oil - 3tblsp
14) Hing powder - little
15) Salt to taste
16) Cilantro for garnish

Make Parota's as per the instructions given on the cover . Later cut the parota's into cubes and keep aside.

Chop half onion and tomatoes. Then, in a pan heat little oil and fry them, add all the dry spices and salt to it and cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until the become tender. Allow it to cool and grind them into a paste along with poppy seeds, fennel seeds and almonds. Keep aside.

Chop all the vegetables into medium size.

Heat oil in a saute pan, add hing to it. Fry the remaining chopped onions and vegetables until tender. Then, add the ground paste to it and cook for another few minutes till everything gets well incorporated and finally add the cut Parota's to the same pan and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes till the pieces absorbs the sauce. Garnish it with cilantro.

Hot kothu parota is ready!!!!! enjoy it with onion raita.

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