Curry Dosa and Kotthu Paratha

I had blogged about the amazing Curry Dosa we ate in Madurai and the Kotthu Paratha at Egg Factory. I decided to give both a shot and was quite pleased with the results. Both were quite simple and made for a heavy breakfast.

Curry Dosa

Ingredients

1. Leftover Chicken Curry. You could try making the curry based on the recipe I shared here. Any spicy and thick chicken curry should do actually. Chop the chicken pieces into small bits.

2. Dosa Batter

3. One beaten egg

4. Salt

5. Oil

Process

1. Heat the dosa tawa. If you like dosas you could consider investing in a good quality dosa tawa. We bought Prestige Dosa Tawa from Bangalore just before relocating to Delhi. A good pan is key to a very good dosa.

2. Add 1/2 tsp of oil and spread it over the pan. Spoon a ladle of the batter and spread immediately.

Spread the Dosa Batter

3. Spoon the beaten egg over the dosa after 30 seconds.

Spread the egg next

4. Spread the pieces of chopped chicken with a little gravy over the dosa and cook on high for 1 minute. Then cover the dosa and cook on low flame for another minute or two. The sides should have crisped up a bit.

Here comes the chicken

That’s it! Your Curry Dosa is ready. You can serve this with chicken curry.

Kotthu Paratha

I had been discouraged from making this. Apparently, this recipe requires a laccha paratha and a heavy knife to smother the paratha and egg into bits. Not one to be daunted by the lack of tools or a laccha paratha I proceeded to make it my way. Needless to say, the Madras lad who had cast doubts on whether this could be made at home gobbled it up and actually sputtered a “good” (the “G” word).

Kotthu Paratha

Ingredients

1. 3 plain parathas

2. One finely chopped onion

3. One grated carrot

4. One finely chopped capsicum

5. Finely chopped coriander

6. Finely chopped chillies

7. Curry leaves

8. 3 eggs

9. Turmeric

10. 1 tsp Chilli powder

11.1 tsp pepper powder

12. 1 tsp coriander powder

13. 1 tbsp tomato sauce

14. Oil

15. Salt

Process

1. Beat the eggs and add salt and turmeric to it.

2. Chop the parathas into thin long bits.

3. Heat the oil. Add onions and curry leaves and fry for 4-5 minutes till the onions turn brown.

4. Add the beaten egg and let it cook. Make sure you scramble them on the pan.

5. Add the chopped paratha bits and the chilli powder, salt, pepper, coriander powder and green chillies. Let this cook for about 5-7 minutes. Add the tomato sauce, grated carrot and chopped capsicum and cook for another 2 minutes.

6. Sprinkle some chopped coriander and serve it hot.

As you may have observed this has quite a bit of chillies. Do vary the amount and type to suit your palate.

Yummy Kotthu Paratha

 

 

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