Today i’m going to share with you the basic recipe for kothu.
Whether you are going to prepare a vegetarian or non-vegetarian the method is the
same ,hence i thought to give the basic recipe with variations.
To prepare an excellent kothu you need ready made parotas .Check this link if you are
going to make homemade parotas. Those who love only white flour can opt only for
This recipe is without any commercial sauces.If you have a lovely thick curry then it will
be much tastier or you can prepare the recipe below.
Adding veggies mostly greens like spring onions or leeks is an added taste .
If you are using packeted parotas ,do fry it lightly before making.
Let’s get into the recipe now!
1 tblsp ginger garlic paste
3 green chillies finely chopped
1 tomato chopped
2-3 leeks finely sliced (the green part to be added last so keep it separate)
1 carrot finely chopped
a small piece of cabbage or bok choy (optional)
4-5 beans finely chopped /green peas
200-250 gm any meat boiled or fried ( for non -vegetarians)
1 tblsp curry powder or 1 tsp chillie powder,1 tsp coriander powder 1/2 tsp cummin
powder,1/4 pepper powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
salt to taste
2-3 tblsp butter or oil
1 tblsp lime juice
1-2 beaten eggs
First cut the parotas into thin strips .Heat oil or butter in a pan,and add the ginger garlic
paste with the cut vegetables and saute for 2-3 minutes.
Add the meat and the rest of the spices and saute.Add 1/4 cup water or any curry of your
choice.Adding curry is optional for non spicy lovers. You can opt for coconut milk instead
of water .
Next add the cut parotas and mix well.Shove the mix to a side and break in the eggs.
Once the egg starts to scramble mix in the parota and veggies .Add the green part of the
leeks and mix well till well blended .Serve hot with any stir fries.
For the non-vegetarian variations
Chicken curry or boneless chicken fried,baked,steamed or boiled
Mutton or lamb minced or boneless,or mixed with curry or korma
Fish fillets like tuna salmon …
Prawn fried or added fresh
Mushrooms with the above veggies
Paneer fried or added plain
I have given few suggestions ,do try your favourite combinations too and let me know
your comments and suggestions.
Please note : Stringhopper kothu could be made the same way omitting parotas.