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Chilli Paratha

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Chilly paratha is a quick and yummy little recipe to turn the dull and boring looking cold chapatis into an interesting filling meal. It is essentially a plain paratha shredded into small, bite-sized pieces mixed with sauteed onions, tomatoes, and chili powder. It is usually garnished with coriander leaves or green onions. Often, this scrumptious dish is served at restaurants with a side of raitha, or a mix of salty yogurt and cold vegetables.
  Parathas 6
  Onion 1
  Tomatoes 2 , finely chopped
  Green bell pepper 1 , cut into cubes (Capsicum)
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Green chilies 3 , slit lengthwise
  Red chili powder/Chili sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Turmeric powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ginger garlic paste 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Garam masala 1 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
  Soy sauce 2 Teaspoon

In a pan heat oil add cumin seeds. When it sputters add onions, when turned into golden brown add green chilies, ginger & garlic paste, saute for 3 minutes.
Now add Tomatoes, curry leaves and salt cook well for 5 minutes add all the masalas (garam masala, red chili powder (or chili sauce) , turmeric powder). Fry them for 3 minutes.
Add the bell pepper mix it well with the masalas fry them little bit.
Now cook the parathas and cut them or tear them into pieces or cubes.
Add this parathas in to the above mixture and mix it well.
Cook till the masalas and parathas are mixed together, now add soy sauce mix it well and remove from heat.
Squeeze lime juice on top of it and serve hot.
Garnish it with green onions or coriander leaves.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Main Dish
Vegan, Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Although the origin of the chili paratha is the stuff of legends and has long been debated among food critics, many agree that its roots are in Madurai, a city 180 miles south of Chennai. The Arya Bhavan in Madurai is arguably the first known restaurant to have served this dish. The story goes that one of the chefs in the restaurant accidentally overestimated and made too much paratha. In a quandary as to what to do with the extra food, he had a brainwave and made this recipe. Now the chili paratha has become a staple food and is ubiquitous at restaurants across Southern India, including Modern Restaurant in Madurai, and Sangeetha in Chennai, India.
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