I had Parotti 🙂 Parotti is a name I came up with while making my favourite Orottis this morning.
Now, Orottis are a kind of flat bread/rotis made in the central parts of Kerala with rice powder and grated coconut sprinkled lavishly with finely chopped onions, green chilies, curry leaves, ginger~ you name it, you add it. As the folklore goes this is a favourite meal of my grandmother and my mother after they returned home from school. MJ introduced it to us, and we love it too, otherwise why would I be making it. To find a comparison as what it is, it is very similar to the akki roti made in the other parts of the country, especially parts of Karnataka, I would say.
But me being me and I was very lazy this morning, made my orottis plain white minus those chopped little things and grated coconut, and it started to look like how a Pathiri, or thin rice rotis from the Northern parts of Kerala looks and feels like! Pathiri and mutton/chicken curry is a heavenly combinaton. The only problem was I had never made pathiris before today, though I have had it a million times before.
Obviously, I was confused, I could neither call what I made orotti, nor could I call it Pathiri, so I introduced it to the breakfast table and the tummy as Parotti 😀 😀 😀 Drumrolls please… Had it with a side dish of eggs in a tomato onion tight gravy 🙂 the red of the eggs and the white of the parotti looked lovely on the plate, too lovely, I forgot to take a picture for future reference. Plus it is the month of Ramadan, what better way to break the night fast, than with Parotti, I miss my Hyderabadi Haleem though 😦
So you tell me, how did you break your night fast this morning. What was breakfast..
Friday fun with food 🙂