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If you liked cheese parathas, you will love…

…..Egg parathas!

For eggetarians, this is a delicious one-dish meal. And for harassed Mommies and Daddies of fussy eaters, this is an outright boon!!!

Ok folks, I can proudly say I have come a long way from the days of trying to master the art of making chapatis.

All you need:

(a) Chapati dough (b) Beat together:Β 1 egg, a pinch of salt (add pepper, if you like), some chopped coriander

Step 1– Roll dough into circle, spread few drops of oil, fold into half, spread another drop of oil, fold again to make it a triangle. Roll out into a bigger triangle, taking care to not smash the layers into each other πŸ˜‰

Step 2– Pop this onto the Tava (griddle/pan), cook for a few seconds on one side, turn over the chapati and cook for a few more seconds on the other side. Don’t let it turn brown, just cook it very very little, so that the layers are ready to peel away from each other.

Step 3– Take the semi-cooked chapati off the Tava, and gently peel the layers, without tearing them apart! Use a spoon (not a knife, please)

Step 4– Now place the chapati back onto the tava, and spoon half the egg mixture into the triangle. The cheeky mixture will try to leak (outside the chapati), but ‘you’ can be smarter and do a little acrobatics with the Tava. Tilt it a little, to help the mixture run back inside the chapati. Yeah yeah, you can also cheat a little, and scrape any mixture off the tava and spoon it right back into the chapati!

Step 5– Give this a couple of minutes to cook well on both sides, and ensure the egg is also fully cooked inside! The chapati turns into a yummy filling paratha.

Step 6- Actually, there’s no step 6. All you have to do, is E.A.T πŸ™‚ You could dip this in ketchup or a salsa dip to make it tastier. The only real drawback is, you have got to eat this hot, not cold.


I guess the shape and technique seem a little daunting. It really is quite easy, once you practise making the parathas a couple of times. For those who don’t wish to try, there is a really easy way.

Roll the dough into a regular chapati, make it really thin though.

Cook the chapati slightly on one side, then turn to the other. Turn back the slightly cooked side now, and spoon in the egg mixture. Now fold the chapati from both sides, and also slightly seal the top and bottom so that the egg remains inside.

Easy peasy egg roll

Leave this to cook on medium heat for a couple of minutes until the egg is fully cooked. You could turn this over and let it cook for a minute longer.


24 replies on “If you liked cheese parathas, you will love…”

Yum! That sounds delicious! I will definitely make this, will try to add some greens by adding methi to the paratha dough and then putting the egg inside it πŸ™‚ You sure have some clever, clever recipes, Pals!
Good idea, Smithu. And thank u, thank u, for that lovely compliment!

Oooohh..yummmmm! You’re a boon to mommies like me who get all hassled up every day thinking about what lunch to pack to school for their kids…I’m def going to try this too, Pals! I”m sure Namnam will love it πŸ™‚
Glad to be of use Deeps πŸ˜‰ Btw, this has to be eaten hot πŸ™‚

Smits, Methi leaves sound like a yummy option too!

I will i will try this one of these days πŸ™‚

This looks all fancy….If I were to try this out I might just trip all over the eggs πŸ™‚ I should say its very creative
lol! Not at all, Shweta. I hope you try it out sometime! My Mum used to make this about twenty years ago, but I never managed to learn it earlier. Until I had to find something to feed my son!!!

wow yummy!! Pallavi..u must be really good at cooking….I still don’t get the hang of chapathis or kaju katlis 😦
Oh oh! Not at all, Vaish! I’m very mediocre at cooking!!!

Reminds me of a little shop just outside my Chennai house which makes a different type of egg parathas – scrambled egg with paratha pieces mixed in. I wonder which is the “real” one?
Oh yummy kothu parathas πŸ˜‰

hmmm … they really look yummy !!! I am not skilled in culinary expertise when it comes to shapes … you ve made it really wonderful … wants to sit and savour !!!
Thank u Ash, you can also just spoon the mixture onto the chapati, and roll it on both ends. Will edit the post for you, with a picture.

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