Monday, September 21, 2015

Srilankan Egg Parotta | Ceylon Paratha | Egg Stuffed Paratha | Square Paratha

For this week in Mega BM, we are doing "Breakfast across the World" . I begin this week with the famous Srilankan Egg Paratha. Parathas are quite famous in Srilanka, they can have this during any time of the day. 

First i tasted this Paratha/Parotta in "Nalas Aappa Kadai" in 2008/2009. I think that's there first branch in Velachery,Chennai and it's just opposite to our office. I used to go there a lot and whoever came to visit me, i would take them to this restaurant definitely. I went to this restaurant only for their aapam and usually ordered it with coconut milk and it taste so delicious, so never pay much attention into their menu fully. 

One day when  i was with my brother, after had our few aapams,he ordered this Poratta , we waited for almost 30 mins and thought of cancelling the order and left. At last, the Poratta came after 30 mins and it's worth the wait. It tastes absolute delicious on each mouthful,from that day onwards, we ordered this almost on our every visit to this restaurant.

After i left Chennai, i never had the chance  to see this dish in any restaurant menu,so thought of making by own, after few fail attempts,i know the knack of making this. Always i wonder how many memories are associated with a single dish.Cool right? Ok.Enough with the stories, let see the procedure now. 

Srilankan Egg Parotta

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 20 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Paratha/Parotta | Recipe Cuisine: Srilankan
For Outer layer
All purpose flour - 1 cup
Oil - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
For Stuffing
Egg - 2 nos
Mix Vegetable - 1/2 cup (i used carrot, beans,capsicum)
Onion - 1 (small size)
Tomato - 1(small size)
Green Chili - 1 (optional)
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - a pinch
Red Chili Powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Coriander leaves - few
First in a bowl , add maida, salt & oil , mix it well & then add water to form stiff dough.Keep it aside until use.Cut all the veggies into very small pieces. Heat the oil in a kadai, add the onion ,saute it till translucent.Add carrot,  beans & chili along with ginger garlic paste , saute it until the raw smell of ginger garlic paste went off & the veggies become tender. Add the remaining veggies (tomato & capsicum), give a quick stir.Add all the spices ( Turmeric,Red chili, Coriander & Garam Masala Powder) & salt. Mix it well and cook till the masala gets cooked.Switch off the flame & allow to cool.Crack open two egg in a bowl,beat it slightly with pinch of salt.Add the cooked vegetables and coriander leaves ,mix it well.Take a small portion from dough and roll into thin sheet with help of rolling pin.Heat the tava and grease it well with oil.Place the sheet on the tava, pour some egg mixture in the center& fold it in square shape (Ref pic).Keep the flame in medium and cook on both sides.Once the egg inside the paratha is cooked well, the whole paratha puff up beautifully(Ref 3 pic in below collage).That's a sign, it's done. Remove it on the plate. Cut into square and serve with onion sambol/raita.
  • After pouring the egg mixture in the center, you should be super quick to fold the sheets.Otherwise the egg mixture spread easily to the entire sheets & it' difficult to fold.
  • When you put the sheets on tava, immediately pour the egg mixture, if the sheet get cooked, then while folding , it will break(since it's very thin) and the egg mixture comes out of the sheet.
  • You can add peas along with the veggies.  

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  1. Very interesting Paratha...even though I do not eat eggs I found this a wonderful recipe ..very very cool, like the presentation and step by step pics.

  2. Delicious filling and filling the paratha with uncooked eggs is interesting. Nicely done.

  3. Cool .. One of the Golden days in chennai... Looking yummy

  4. I have been wanting to make this forever, must try it sometime..good one..

  5. this looks like a great recipe to pack for tiffins..lovely step by step captures

  6. Perfect breakfast for kids. Good way to sneak in veggies and egg.

  7. Very filling and delicious looking parathas.

  8. I want to finish that plate of square parathas, wonderful breakfast.

  9. This is like Malaysian Roti telur. Love the addition of veggies in the filling. Looks yummy!!

  10. I am sure egg lovers will love this.

  11. Must have been an enjoyable breakfast!..

  12. what a flavorful and delicious breakfast


  13. Amazing blog ! looks for delicious. tasty egg paratha , i love non-veg dish. thankyou for shearing this information with us!chowringhee satyaniketan