Easy Homemade Chicken Kothu Parotta Recipe

Chicken Kothu Parotta

In Indian households, we will always find some leftover parottas in our kitchen. We Indians get confused sometimes as to what to do with these parottas or what can be paired with them to enjoy a wholesome meal, right? I have a solution for this — Chicken Kothu Parotta!

Yes, chicken kothu parotta is a Poplar Street dish in the southern parts of India, and let me tell you that it’s delicious! If you have some leftover parottas along with chicken curry at your home, then this is the dish that you can make in just a few minutes.

It is healthy, tasty and easy to make! Chicken kothu parotta is a perfect combination of different flavours like crispy, spicy and savoury. It can be served at lunch or dinner, perfect for both! Well, now let’s look at the recipe below!

How To Make Chicken Kothu Parotta?

Chicken Kothu Parotta

Chicken Kothu Parotta Recipe

Simantini Singh Deo
Chicken kothu parotta is a dish that is made from leftover parottas and chicken curry tossed with some veggies & spices. Follow our recipe step-by-step and enjoy!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 people


  • Tawa
  • Large Pan
  • Spatula


  • 5 Parottas
  • 5 Leftover Chicken Pieces Large
  • ½ Cup Of Leftover Chicken Curry
  • 1 Onion Finely Chopped
  • 1 Tomato Diced
  • 1 tbsp Ginger & Garlic Paste
  • ¼ tsp Of Turmeric Powder
  • ½ tsp Of Chilli Powder
  • ½ tsp Of Garam Masala
  • 2 Green Chillies Finely Chopped
  • Handful Of Fresh Coriander Leaves Finely Chopped
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 or 2 tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Oil/Ghee As Required
  • Salt To Taste


  • Heat a tawa and start roasting the parottas to make them crispy.
  • Once they all become crispy, let them cool down a bit and then shred the parottas into small pieces.
  • Also, shred the chicken pieces and set aside.
  • In a large pan, add oil and let it heat for a while.
  • Add the green chillies and onions. Sauté for a while, and then add the ginger & garlic paste. Give it a nice stir.
  • Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder and garam masala. Make sure to mix everything properly and sauté until it starts to smell good.
  • Put the diced tomatoes and stir. Cook until the tomatoes become soft.
  • Add the eggs along with some salt (as required) to the pan and mix everything. Make sure the eggs are evenly distributed throughout the pan and are cooked completely.
  • It’s time to add the shredded parotta and combine well.
  • Add the shredded chicken and then pour in the chicken curry. Stir well.
  • Next, hold the spatula vertically and start mashing the chicken and its curry into the other ingredients for 3 to 4 minutes. This is an important step as this way, the parotta absorbs the flavours.
  • Add the freshly squeezed lemon and lime juice and make that last stir to mix everything properly.
  • For garnishing, sprinkle some fresh cilantro leaves and then serve the chicken kothu parotta with your favourite raita!


  • You can even make this with chapatis. But try to use chapatis that are slightly thick. 
  • Chicken kothu parotta is customizable as different vegetables, paneer, mushrooms, tofu or meat can be added. 
  • You can make use of any curry masala powder to make a spicier version of this dish.
  • Instead of using oil, make use of ghee or butter to enhance its flavours. 
  • To give it an Indo-Chinese twist, replace garam masala with soy sauce and chilli sauce.
Keyword Chicken Kothu Parotta

Shelf Life

Chicken kothu parotta stays fresh for 1 to 2 days when stored in an airtight container and refrigerated.


I like to enjoy chicken kothu parotta with onion raita or boondi raita. However, you can pair it up with the side dishes you prefer, or that goes really well with the dish. This dish is perfectly made from scratch. Next time when there are some leftovers in your kitchen, just make this recipe and enjoy!


Is Chicken Kothu Parotta Healthy?

Chicken kothu parotta is a popular South Indian delicacy that has all the essential nutrients like vitamins, protein and carbohydrates.

What Is The Difference Between Chicken Kothu Parotta And Chilli Parota?

Chicken kothu parotta is made of parotta that is shredded in small pieces and then fried along with eggs, veggies, shredded chicken and chicken curry. In contrast, chilli parotta doesn’t have small pieces of parotta; they are quite big and fried using more oil. It is served as a deep-fried dish.

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