Egg Kothu Parotta/Muttai Kothu Parotta with leftover parotta

Egg Kothu Parotta recipe is the best way to use up leftover rotis or parathas, with the heartiness of scrambled eggs. Most Indians kitchens are very resourceful when it comes to refurbishing leftover food in interesting ways be it rice, rotis, dal or curries. The recipes from leftovers sometimes turn out to be more delicious than the original dish.

How to use leftover Rice:

Leftover rice is the best foil for Chinese style fried rice. Put an egg on it and you have a full meal in no time. Any number of South Indian rice preparations such as Lemon Rice, Tamarind RiceTomato Rice etc put leftover rice to use. 

How to use leftover curries :

Leftover curries make the best grilled sandwich fillings. I once served grilled sandwiches stuffed with the previous night’s leftover Chole Masala and cheese to a friends who was a surprise visit to our house one night. He didn’t stop raving about it for the next few months.

Now, over to leftover rotis : 

we can use leftover roti or chapati as rolls using a stuff of paneer or potato or you can make a Chapati Noodles – Left over chapati / Kids lunch box Recipe, 

Kothu parotta is a popular street food in Tamil Nadu (Virudhunagar district). Parottas (parathas) are minced along with spices and other ingredients on a heavy, large cast iron griddle. The process makes a rhythmic drumbeat like sound. It is the dish making its own advertisement to the customers in the vicinity 🙂 The additions to a kothu parotta are chicken, mutton or eggs. Idlis are also prepared in a similar way (Kothu Idli). Kottu Roti is a similar preparation from Sri Lanka.

This Kothu Parotta recipe is a Muttai / Egg Kothu Parotta, where leftover parotta are minced and added to a mix of chillies, onions, spices and eggs. This makes a hearty spicy breakfast, perfect for winter mornings. While traditionally, Kothu Parota is made using the refined flour based Malabar Parota, If you don’t eat eggs, try it with crumbled paneer or crumbled tofu for a vegan version.


Prep Time : 5 mins       Cooking Time : 15 mins

Serves : 2


Parotta : 4 (Leftover)

Onion : 1 large chopped

Ginger garlic paste : 1 tbsp

Tomato : 2 medium size chopped

Garam masala Powder : 1 tbsp

Chilly powder : 1 tbsp

Coriander Powder : 2 tbsp

Turmeric Powder : 1/2 tsp

Eggs : 2

Fennel Seeds/saunf : 1 tsp

Cinnamon Stick : 1 inch piece

Salna : 1 cup

Salt to taste

Oil : 2 tbsp

Coirander leaves for garnishing

Onion Slices for garnishing


  1. First just tear the parotta in to small pieces by your hands and keep aside.
  2. In a kadai add oil and crackle some saunf and cinnamon, add in the onions and mix well.  then add in the ginger garlic paste and mix well. Now throw in the tomatoes and saute well.
  3. Add in all the spices and stir for 1 min. Now crack in the eggs in the masala and mix well. Add in the paratha and mix.
  4. Pour in the salna(if you have) and combine well, Cook on a slow heat for 10 min.
  5. Now comes the kothu part of the parotta. Take a sharp edge cup and start smashing the paratha till it becomes small pieces(see image) Take it back to the heat and cook it for 5 more mins. Garnish


Heat oil in kadai. crack saunf and cinnamon stick
Add in onion, saute it well. then add in ginger garlic paste, saute for a min. Throw in tomatoes, cook till mushy
Then add in spice powders along with salt, mix well for 1 min
Side up curry. in the middle crack and drop eggs, cook well
Then add in salna (if you have)
Add in Chopped parotta, mix well
Take a steel cup with sharp edges
Start smacking it with a cup
Tada. garnish with coriander leaves and sliced onion.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Jyoti Rao says:

    Delicious share!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Swarna says:

    I have tried this receipe and it came out really well. We loved it very much. Big thanks Deepa for sharing this delicious receipe.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. deepa says:

      Thank u swarna for ur try n comment.


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