Kwik Fix Series # 1 - Mixed Veg Parotta

I have decided to post some quick recipes under the label Kwik Fix Series. These recipes might come handy when you feel bored to put in that extra effort or when you really do not have time to accomplish an eloborate meal. Or, you can make use of this while hosting a party or inviting people home, to entertain your guests with an additional food item or to feed surprise guests.

I got a few disclaimers or let me put it as 'pre-requisites'. I might use frozen foods as the base like the way I used frozen parottas here or ready to eat items like sevai or bread etc. or some kitchen appliances like mixie which bachelors might not have. But I swear I will make something tasty, easy and quick. Most will be under 30 minutes recipe. If you could get all the ingredients together, I guarantee a kwik fix meal. Well ,the idea is you can plan and store certain things during the weekend to make a quick dish during the course of the week. Frozen foods are not healthy and so limit the consumption and use your discretion. One more thing, there are lot of ready to eat food here in US compared to India and some recipes might be useful only to ppl who stay here. For eg, I don't know if you get frozen parotta in India which is good enough for consumption. So keep all this in mind before you try out my recipes under Kwik Fix.

Now, for the recipe.

Ingredients:

Broken parotta pieces - 1 cup (Mind it, its not paratha, its parotta, the ceylon style parotta which is famous in chennai street shops)
Sliced Onion - 1
Chopped Tomato - 1
Chopped Carrot - 1
Peas - half a cup
Green Chillies slitted - 3
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Dhaniya powder - 1 tsp
Pav Bhaji Masala - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil - 1 tablespoon
Jeera - 2 tsp
Chopped Coriander to garnish

Method:

1. Thaw the frozen parotta pieces using microwave or by frying on a hot tawa. Even if you are using fresh parotta, fry it for a while (2 min). Keep aside.
2. Heat oil, season jeera, fry the onions and chillies.(Reserve some for the raitha)
3. Add tomato and cook till soft. Add carrot and peas. If you have microwave, boil the carrot and peas, while frying onions and add it. If you haven't boiled already, sprinkle water and boil for a while.
4. Add the parotta pieces and sprinkle little water. Add the dry powders and fry till everything blends and becomes a little crispy. Meanwhile, mix the onions with curd for raitha.
5. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot with raitha.

Tips: 1. If you have boiled chickpeas(channa) or the tinned ones, you can include it to enhance taste and nutrition.
2. In case you are not able to get parottas, use roti by breaking into pieces. I'm sure you would get atleast rotis.


Sending this to 15 minute cooking event hosted by Mahimaa.

Also, sending this to the Srilankan food event at Siri's corner originating from DK's blog. Thanx Ramya for letting me know.


8 comments:

mahimaa's kitchen said...

the additon of pav bhaji masala is great... it shud be very tasty.. thanks for sending it! love this one.

Sree vidya said...

Thanx a lot Mahimaa! My pleasure.
Yes, the pav bhaji masala did the trick.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Vidya, this is my fav... love the color and a quick is most wanted these days... you can send this to
http://siri-corner.blogspot.com/2009/05/awed-may-edition.html - sri lankan food...

Sree vidya said...

oh thanx Ramya
Does this qualify for Srilankan food?

Sree vidya said...

Hey Ramya,
I didnt know its popular in Srilanka.
Will send it for the event.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow this sounds completely yum....Will have to follow this label because simple and fast recipes always tops my charts.

Anu said...

Very simple and easy dish Vidhya. I too prepare similar one.. adding masals would definitely improve the taste!!!

Sree vidya said...

Thanx Anu and Lubna.