Kizhi Parotta Recipe: A Delicious South Indian Delicacy Made From Banana Leaves

The flavors, aromas and spices of Indian cuisine are well known. But when it comes to indulging in those flavors, we may not be able to do so without our beloved Indian breads! Whether you like plain chapati, paratha, naan, or any flatbread, the varieties are endless. In fact, each regional cuisine has its own distinct breads that are always present on the traditional thali. Take, for example, the famous parotta from South India! Kerala Parotta is a distinctive flatbread with flaky and crispy layers. Due to the use of maida and lots of ghee, it is light in color and has a deliciously chewy texture. So, if just reading about this delicacy is making you hungry, here we have a chicken kizhi parotta recipe for you to try!

(Also read: South Indian Recipes: How To Parotta from Kerala For hearty South Indian fare)

As its name suggests, this parotta is stuffed with chicken. But it’s not just that; this variety of parotta is made from a banana leaf. Kizhi in Tamil and Malayalam literally means “to tear”. So, with that, you can definitely imagine the texture of this delicious parotta! Since this parotta is tied and prepared in a banana leaf, the parotta soaks up the flavor of the chicken, making it even more irresistible to have! You can make this delicious parotta at home and impress your family with your cooking skills! Find the full recipe below:

Kizhi Parotta Recipe: Here’s how to prepare Kizhi Parotta

First, take the chicken pieces and marinate them in red chili, turmeric powder, salt, lime, and yogurt. Then, until it marinates, prepare the curry for it. For the same, in a kadhai heat the oil. Then add the onion paste, ginger-garlic paste, chili pepper, coriander powder, garam masala and cook until the smell of raw onions disappears. Once cooked, add the marinated chicken pieces. Adjust the salt to taste. Then take a banana leaf and place the parotta in the center. Then add the prepared chicken. Finally, close the banana leaf and tie it.

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Now, in a saucepan, add water, put the banana leaf in it and cook until the water evaporates. So take it out and enjoy!

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Prepare this delicious delight and let us know if you liked the taste!

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