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Kothu parotta

Kothu parotta is street side fast food, most requested Tamil Nadu famous Muttai Kothu Parotta. (Kothu Parotta/ Chilli Parotta / Muttai Kothu parotta / Egg Parotta): Courtesy - SpiceIndiaOnline

Kotthu Muttai Parotta is a very famous road side food available only in small road side food shops and may also be available in restaurants, but are usually considered better in street food shops. It is very popular in Tamil Nadu, but may also be available in other parts of India.

Kothu Parotta (literally, minced parotta), is a delicacy popular in the South Indian state of Tamilnadu. It is made using parotta, egg, meat, and salna, a spicy sauce.

The ingredients are thrown on a hot cast iron griddle lubricated with oil. These are minced and mixed by repeated pounding using a heavy iron spatula, the sound of the which can be heard from afar and is held to add to the taste. It is served with onion raita.

Kothu parotta made without the meat and is called as mutai kothu parotta (literally, egg minced parotta). Chicken kothu parotta, beef kothu parotta, and mutton kothu parotta are relished. Like the parottas, it is common in street shops called "thattu kadai" (literally, Plate Shop where Food is served in a plate).

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