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Chilli Parotta Recipe

Popular street food Chilli Parotta recipe with step by step photos.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2
Author: Radhika


  • Parottas - 3 nos fresh or store bought
  • Onion - 2
  • Red chili sauce - 1 tbsp
  • Tomato sauce - 2 tbsp
  • Soy sauce - 1 tsp
  • Green chilies - 3
  • Capsicum - 1
  • Curry leaves - 2 sprigs
  • Red chili powder - 1 tsp
  • Black pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - 6 tbsp divided

For the paste:

  • Onion - 1
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece
  • Garlic - 3 pods
  • Green chilies - 2
  • Roasted Gram or Chutney dal - 1 tbsp
  • Cornflour or cornstarch - 1 tsp
  • Oil - 1 tsp



  • Chop onion into juliennes. Cube capsicums and slit the green chilies.

For the paste:

  • Heat a pan with oil. Add onion, ginger, garlic, green chilies and saute till the onions turn translucent.
  • Take off stove and let it cool completely.
  • Transfer to a mixie jar. Add roasted gram dal and grind to a smooth paste using little water.
  • To the ground paste add cornflour, 2 tbsp water, mix well and keep aside.

How to make Chilli Parotta:

  • Stack parottas one on top of the other and using a sharp kitchen knife cut them into strips first and then each strip into cubes. I use my kitchen scissors to do this easily.
  • Heat a deep, wide pan with 4 tbsp oil. Add the cubed parottas and toss frequently over medium low flame till it becomes crisp and crunchy. This should take 5-7 mins. Transfer to a plate.
  • Heat the remaining 2 tbsp oil in the same pan. Add curry leaves and let it splutter.Add onion and saute till translucent.
  • Add capsicum, green chilies and cook over high flame for 1 min tossing frequently.
  • Add red chili, tomato, soy sauces, red chili powder, black pepper, salt and mix well over high flame.
  • Add the ground onion paste and cook over high flame mixing well. After a minute or so it will thicken considerably.
  • Add the shallow fried parotta cubes and mix well with the masala.
  • Cook for 1-2 mins till it all comes together and the parotta cubes get heated up.
  • Serve this chilli parotta with onion raita or ketchup.