Few days before i had posed a tomato salna recipe .. remember ?? In continuation to the post , today i have for you all a dish called ” Kothu Parotta ” made using Kerala Parotta, Salna and Egg / Meat / vegetables. Kothu Parotta actually means ‘minced’ Parotta .There are many variations of Kothu parotta- egg / meat / chicken / veg version etc. Today of course i will be sharing with you all the recipe for ” Veg Kothu Parotta ” . Its yummy,delicious and Perfect for breakfast, dinner or as a snack….

The first time I had this dish was long back in a small road-side shop in Chennai . Watching the street vendors making it is itself a lovely sight . The ingredients are thrown on a greased hot cast iron griddle .They are later minced and mixed by repeated pounding using 2 heavy iron spatula. Salna is very important ingredient here. I have shown the actual way of doing kothu parotta. But if you want to make it jiffy , you can skip making salna and just spicen up your kothu parrotta with some chilli powder , garam masala powder and chat masala . As now a days , ready made Kerala parottas are available almost everywhere , making kothu parotta at home is so so easy . Do try this recipe for sure.. i’m confident that you will just love it . But before you try ..let me WARN .. this dish is heavy , takes in little more oil and highly irresistible. So if you are on a mission weight loss watch out .. don’t blame me later.. He He….!!!


Veg Kothu Parotta

Smitha Kalluraya
Course Breakfast
Cuisine tamil
Servings 2 serving


  • 4 Parotta
  • 1/2 cup salna
  • 2 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 big tomato, chopped
  • 1 - 2 Green Chillies, sliced
  • 1 capsicum, - small ( optional ; but preferred )
  • 1/2 cup Mixed veggies, ( beans , carrot , peas etc ) ( optional )
  • a big pinch Turmeric / Haldi powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli, powder
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper, powder
  • Curry Leaves, few
  • handful Coriander leaves, (finely chopped)
  • to taste Salt


  • Heat a tawa / griddle . Roast the parotta by adding a tsp of oil.Stack the cooked parotta and pat it between your palms so that the layers get seperated .
    kerala PAROTTA
  • Chop them into small pieces roughly using your hands or a knife or kitchen scissors. i used knife .
  • Heat Oil in the pan.Add green chilli, curry leaves and onion. Saute till light brown.
  • Add tomato and capsicum . Add little salt.Saute till tomato is mushy.
  • Now add finely chopped vegetables and saute for 3-4 mins till veggies are cooked or you can precook them partially and add .
  • When the vegetables are sauted well, add turmeric powder , chilli powder . Mix
  • Add the Salna (Gravy) and remaining salt . Stir for a second.
  • Now add the shredded parotta pieces . Mix it really well . Nicely mash and pound the parotta pieces with your dosa flipper such that they get minced nicely and get coated to the spices well. If required add more oil / salna .
  • Finally add pepper powder and Saute well till it is slightly roasted.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot .


  1. I have used ready made ID brand kerala parotta . If you want can make in home too .
  2. If you want can apply the same recipe to left over chapathi too.
  3. If you don't have time to make Salna , you can skip and instead make kothu parotta quickly using the short cut method ie once tomato becomes mushy add a tsp of red chilli powder , garam masala powder and little chat masala to it and saute. Later addminced parotta
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    Amrita Roy
    July 15, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    this is a filling recipe…visit my space too

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    Rafeeda AR
    July 16, 2015 at 5:46 am

    Looks so delicious…

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    remya sean
    July 16, 2015 at 9:10 am


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    padma veeranki
    July 19, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    I love chettinad food and this is one of my fav..Lovely share!!

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    March 1, 2018 at 10:01 am

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    March 13, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    Delicious recipe ????I tired this today and it was a hit . Thank you.

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