chilli paratha
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Author shilpavarghese1 Yield No Value
Published Oct 25, 2012 Cooking Time 15 Minutes
Recipe Type Others Preparation Time 10 Minutes
Ingredient Other Standing Time 5 Minutes

It is essentially a plain paratha shredded into small, bite-sized pieces mixed with sauteed onions, tomatoes, and chili powder. this dish is served with a side of raitha

Recipe of chilli paratha

Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Ginger And Garlic Paste 1 Tablespoons
Turmeric Powder 1/4 Teaspoons
Red Chili Powder (or) Chili Sauce 1 Tablespoons
Green Chilies (Slit Lengthwise) 3 Numbers
Curry Leaves 3 Leaf
Cumin Seeds 1 Teaspoons
Green Bell Pepper (Capsicum) Cut Into Cubes 1 Numbers
Tomatoes (Finely Chopped) 2 Numbers
Onion 1 Numbers
Parathas 6 Numbers
Salt To Taste
Garam Masala 1 Teaspoons
Lemon Juice 1 Teaspoons
Soy Sauce (optional) 2 Teaspoons


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 with coriander leaves.


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

Posted Oct 25, 2012

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