Thursday, July 20, 2006

Kothu Porotta/Chilli Porotta


I had resolved to stop blogging for a while...for it was becoming too much of an obsession and my husband has started showing signs of discomfort..... he has suddenly become very 'health conscious' and the argument is that I'm tempted to do more cooking for the sake of blogging!!("Blogging hey tho hum hey"-His oft repeated dialogue!!)Fair enough...I thought I should hold back and rather just drool over other blogger's culinary blog or not to blog was the question!! But when bloggers like Archana tempt me with her
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  • how can a food glutton like me not be reminded and tempted to make Kothu Porotta/Chilli porotta....So like many other resolutions this one again has vanished to thin air!

    Porotta is synonymous with the 'thattukadas'(street vendors) in kerala and has now migrated to the tables of elite restaurants and achieved great respectability.With time Porota has evolved into plenty of varieties like 'Chilly porota(Kothu Porotta),Erachi porotta (beef), fish porotta, chicken porotta, vegetable stuffed porotta, cheese mushroom porotta, Kichipalayam porotta and the two-in-one porota'- the names mostly given by our thatttukadas!!.The making of Porota itself is an art. I have in my childhood days stood in admiration,wide eyed and mouth opened, at the dough gymnastics that the thattukada porota makers did...kneading, hitting, spreading,swiveling in the air....I fancied the dough swiveling and falling on the ground but the expert cook never missed it!!....that's indeed an art...but as I grew up never dared to try it because of those complicated images of porota making in my mind until late when my mom taught me an easy method to make
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  • which
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  • too has explained thro' her beautiful pictures.
    Here's how I did my Kothu Porota:


    Kerala Porota-3- cut into small pieces
    Onion-1 large-chopped
    Shimla Mirch/Capsicum-1-chopped
    Spring onion-6 stalks-chopped
    Chilli powder-1/2 tsp
    Turmeric powder-1/4tsp
    Green chillies-3 chopped
    Tomato Sauce-3 tbsp
    Soya sauce-2 tsp
    Red chilli sauce-2tsp
    Oil-2 tbsp
    Coriander leaves-a few sprigs
    Salt-as required


    Heat oil in a wok.Saute onion,green chillies,ginger,garlic,capsicum&spring onion till they become transluscent.Now add chilli powder,turmeric powder.Saute for a minute.Add the sauces one by one.Mix well.Add the Porotta pieces.Mix together and cook for 2 or 3 minutes.Break egg into it.Mix well. Cook till the egg dries up.Finally garnish with coriander leaves and enjoy!! Posted by Picasa

    * Alternatively you could try this with left over chappathis as well.

    Kothu Chappathi!
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    archana said...

    Wow, looks super good, i am going to make this "real" dish soon. We all love to read your posts, keep us in mind too.

    Sumitha said...

    Oh thank God Shynee you have come back to blogging.i am so used to seeing new posts from you that it feels strange if you dont post.Please keep posting:)

    Sumitha said...

    Shynee before i ventured into blogging and I made new recipes, my hubby was happy,now when I make something new he tells me...I know why you made this...just because you have to post it tomorrow:)!

    shilpa said...

    You know..My hubby has exactly same complaints with me. He thinks I make new dishes to take pictures and blog about them :(. Even though I tried my best to convince him, he keeps on thinking that. He has strictly ordered not to blog atleast on weekends :).

    Hey...'Porotta' is a new dish to me. Had never heard of it. Recently saw it in Archana's blog also. So I am going to try this soon....

    Typical INgredients said...

    My husband think the same way - I only cook not because for him but just for the sake of my blog-LOL!

    I'm sure he will come along and let him know that you care about him eating good foods rather than go out and eat in a fast food.

    Anyway, this dish looks really delicious but in my place only few ethnic food is available but who know's one of these days I try to explore and try your dish as well..thanks for sharing it!


    Krithika said...

    That's precisely why I haven't told him. But he does suspect that I am upto something. Anyway, that is a nice recipe. Have never tasted this.

    Rajee said...

    Luckily, I found Kothu Parotta recipe from ur blogs. I searched this recipe for long. I have tried it with frozen parato. It comes out well. I hope it'll be best to cook it with Kerala Parotta. Let me try Kerala Parotta and let u know. I have added ur blog in

    My blog is