Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Ceylon Egg Parotta




You will need:

  • 2 cups All purpose flour/ maida
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp sugar
½ oil for kneading, flattening and toasting.

For egg Mixture:

  • 4 eggs . (You can reduce to 2 eggs also)
  • 1 red onion(chopped finely)
  • 3 green chillies(chopped finely). You can use pepper powder also)
  • 5 curry leaves(chopped finely)
  • few coriander leaves/cilantro(chopped finely)
  • salt for taste

Procedure for making egg mixture:

Mix together all the ingredients under egg mixture and have it ready.


Procedure for making Parotta dough:

Step 1:

Take a bowl and add flour, salt, baking powder, sugar and 2 tbsp oil. Start kneading by adding water little by little.

I used my hand mixer to do the work for me. You can use atta kneader, stand mixer, or hands to do kneading. Using hand mixer, mix it for 10 mins with medium speed.

Step 2:

After kneading the dough, make it as a ball shape and apply 2 tbsp oil and knead it nicely with hands. Then cover it with a wet cloth or wet paper towel and keep it aside for 2 hours.

Hint: Wet cloth/ wet paper towel(tissue) means soak the cloth/tissue in the water and the squeeze out all the water from it. Then cover the dough with this cloth.

Step 3:

Now make a big working surface to work with these parotta. Granite table or mica works perfect for this.

Step 4:

Divide the balls into 5 equal portions. Each balls need minimum 1 tbsp oil to flatten and toast. Apply oil on top and start rolling using rolling pin till you get paper thin texture. In the mean time heat the tawa on medium high heat.

I used electric griddle. Temp is 350 F.

Rolled dough:


Step 5:

After rolling the dough thinly, lift it carefully and spread it on the tawa . Apply oil on top and after 30 seconds flip it carefully. Now its time to add egg mixture.

Step 6:

Add 2 tbsp to 3 tbsp egg mixture in the center as shown in the picture.


Step 7:

Fold it from sides to form square shape. Pic is shown below



Step 8:

Now take approximately 1 tsp egg mixture and apply it on top to give more shine and colorful look.

Heat till it get golden brown color on both the sides by applying some oil. You can serve it by cutting it into 2 pieces also. Serve it with any spicy side dishes like chicken masala, mushroom masala, crab masala or even with simple sambhar.

16 comments:

Ramya said...

Looks heavenly.... Definitely it would have tasted amazing

Vijitha said...

Yes Ramya. Taste very good. We had it without any side. It taste good as it is since it had egg in it. Give it a try and enjoy!!

Priya said...

wow thank you so much for posting this recipe for me.i will try and let you know the feed back.once again thank you soooo much.

Shama Nagarajan said...

first time to ur blog..........nice recipes.........hv added u to my blog..............

Vijitha said...

Hi Priya akka,. You are always welcome. Will be waiting to hear your feedback.

Vijitha said...

Hi Shama . THanks for adding me to ur blog.. You have very nice blog..

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Akal's Saappadu said...

looks so yummy, you're taking me off to India! beautiful demonstration!!

Vijitha said...

Hi Akal.. lol.. thanks for ur comment.. Wow ur blog is soo good with varieties of recipes.

crispus said...

Hi Viji,
Praise the LORD! happy to know u have something on the bible here. God Bless u for it.
First time at ur blog and im so impressed! esp with the ceylon egg paratha..i used to lov eating it in Chennai from paramount restaurant..that was eons ago :))
ur pics on it is gr8 and im gonna try it..

Anonymous said...

Very good recipe...tasted awesome with mushroom curry thanks so much :)

Suma Sandeep

Vijitha said...

Hi Crispus.. Praise the Lord.. Thanks for ur comment.. You have a great blog.. wow nice stories..

Vijitha said...

Suma.. Thanks for ur valuable comment.

Anonymous said...

nice recipe. waiting to try this one.

Anonymous said...

Hi Vijitha...i tried this today and it came out very well!!! We both liked it a lot!!

Divya Praveen

Purni said...

Hi Vijitha, I made this yesterday and it was fabulous..Thanks to wonderful demo, I just followed the demo it was so easy to prepare. Thank you