Kothu Paratha

It hardly happens that I have leftover roti or paratha to use next day! But when I have it, I definitely make either crispy masala rotis or this dish called ‘Kothu Paratha’ :) It was my experiment based on the video I watched on youtube channel :P And yes, it worked!
I absolutely loved the taste, texture and flavor! And isn’t it a great idea to make this hot, spicy and yummy dish out of leftovers??!!! Well, I can make fresh parathas to cook this for a quick lunch or evening snack :) Try this out..

kothu paratha

INGREDIENTS:

4 Leftover Paratha
1 tbsp Oil
1/2 cup Tomato Puree
1/2 cup Onions, chopped
2 tbsp Capsicum, chopped
1 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
1/2 tsp Red Chilly Powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/4 tsp Garam Masala
1 tbsp Lemon Juice
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
Salt, to taste

STEPS TO FOLLOW:

  1. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. Once it crackles, add ginger-garlic paste along with chopped onions into it.
  2. Saute it for a min and add tomato puree, capsicum and all the spices.
  3. Mix everything well and cook it for 3-4 mins or until it starts getting thick.
  4. Tear paratha roughly into small pieces and add into the pan.
  5. Coat them well with gravy and cook for 2 mins more.
  6. Turn off the heat and drizzle lemon juice over it.
  7. Mix well and serve hot!

SJ’s NOTE:

You can use green chillies if you want a spicy kick.

Soups with SS Round Up!

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Shruti and I are so glad that we did the event Soups with SS. If I say that it was a successful event then I am not boasting about it. 57 Soup Recipes from 27 talented bloggers in all ! Can you believe it? That too all vegetarian :). I look forward to co-hosting more events with Shruti. What can I say about her? A bubbly, fun loving, foodie, entrepreneur, creative, little traditional and a very urban girl who is a super chilled blogger. No hang ups at all. Check out her blog @ Cooking with SJ and you will be left stunned for sure!

Now off to Round Up! We thank all the participants who took out time and created soups and linked to create a success !

1. Sarika Seth Gunjal who blogs at The taste of the world, submitted the following soups!

Black Bean soup

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Black-eyed Beans Soup

I feel like baking & making a ‘Frozen Theme’ cake these days! It’s too cold, not-at-all sunny and irritating-rainy weather outside… And thinking of stepping out for a walk is not possible where I can’t even feel like getting out of the comforter :P
Well, soups work great these days! And if that too comes with protein, what else do I need more? :) I never tried using black-eyed beans (chola) in anything other than making a curry to have with a plate of steamed rice. But this, I must say, is a keeper recipe for sure!!!

black eyed beans soup

Makes: 2 servings

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup Black-eyed Beans
3 cups Vegetable Stock
1 Garlic Clove, crushed
1/2 Brown Onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp Capsicum, chopped
2 tbsp Corn, boiled
1 tsp Cumin Powder
1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder
Salt, to taste
1 tbsp Lemon Juice
1 tbsp Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

STEPS TO FOLLOW:

  1. Wash and soak beans in bowl of water overnight and pressure-cook for 2 whistles.
  2. Heat olive oil in a deep soup pan and add chopepd garlic, onoins into it.
  3. Saute for a while and add chopped capsicum and corn along with salt and cumin powder in pan.
  4. Cook for a min and pour in vegetable stock. Stir well.
  5. Add partially cooked beans, pepper powder and lemon juice.
  6. Mix well and cover it with a lid. Let it simmer for half hour or so.
  7. Ladle into serving bowls and drizzle a few drops of EVOO on top!

SJ’s NOTE:

You can add carrots, beans and celery sticks to enhance the flavor :)