Egg Paratha

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Put your leftover rotis or tortillas to good use and make about two delicious and filling egg parathas in less than 10 minutes.

3 egg parathas stacked on top of each other
Egg-paratha

Have you ever eaten a paratha?

I am talking about the flaky unleavened Indian bread made from whole wheat. Sometimes stuffed and at times layered parathas are both a visual and gastronomical treat when paired with a glass of lassi (buttermilk), some green chutney and raita. Parathas fill you up quickly and keep you satiated for a long time – that’s why serving them for breakfast or brunch makes complete sense.

How to make egg paratha

Now, let’s chat about egg paratha – the traditional way of making it involves layering as well as stuffing. The process looks something like this –

  1. Prepare the egg mixture by beating Happy Eggs with salt, onions, finely chopped cilantro, and green chilies.
  2. Make the dough using whole wheat flour, salt, and water as needed to make a soft pliable dough. Set aside for 20 minutes.
  3. Roll out the paratha –
    • Divide dough into equal portions and roll into balls.
    • Flatten the ball and cover both sides with flour.
    • Roll into a circular disc about 4 inches in diameter. Smear it with ghee or oil. Fold it into a half, apply oil and then fold it again to make into a triangle.
    • Roll it again to make a triangularly shaped paratha.
  4. Cook the paratha for about 1-2 minutes on each side.
  5. Stuff the paratha and cook again –
    • Make a 3-inch slit along the folds of the paratha and pour in about 1/4 cup of the egg mixture. Tilt the paratha so that the egg mixture is evenly distributed inside the paratha.
    • Press the slit end with a spatula to seal the edges.
    • Let it cook for a minute or two before flipping it on their side to continue the cooking process.
    • Smear oil/ ghee and let it cook for a minute or two before taking the paratha off the pan.

Phew! I know what you are thinking – While making parathas do feel like a labor of love it is probably a dish reserved for making in the weekends. Not really!  Enter leftover rotis or tortillas and now you can make and eat egg parathas in less than 20 minutes!

To make this easy peasy version of egg paratha here’s all you need to do

  1. Cook tortillas till brown spots appear on both sides and are cooked through. Set aside.  Skip this step if using leftover rotis.
  2. Prepare the egg mixture by beating Happy Eggs with salt, chopped onions, chopped tomatoes, finely chopped cilantro, and green chilies.
  3. Add a tablespoon of oil in a non-stick pan kept over medium heat. Pour the egg mixture into a pan. When the eggs are partially cooked on the top, place the tortilla or roti over it. Let it cook for a couple of minutes before carefully flipping both the tortilla/roti along with omelette. Cook the other side for a couple of minutes.  Take off heat.
  4. Serve hot it either rolled up like a burrito or cut into four equal portions.

A collage of pictures depicting the step by step process of making egg paratha

Doesn’t that sound easy and doable on a weekday morning?  Do I hear a yes? 🙂

Before we dive into the ingredient list and instructions, let’s spend a minute talking about the one ingredient that this entire recipe hinges upon – eggs!

For a family who goes through a lot of eggs in a week, we not only want great tasting eggs but also are very conscious of where the eggs come from. The eggs have to be organic and Free Range – that’s non-negotiable. Before I share the reason behind it let me explain what they mean-

  • Organic – means the hens are fed an organic diet free of pesticides and antibiotics. The birds are also kept cage-free and are required to have outdoor access.
  • Free Range – Hens are able to roam outside with unlimited access to food and water.

Why should you choose organic, free range eggs

To put it simply, ‘we are what we eats too’!

So, if eggs come from hens that roam free and have access to green plants in addition to a diet of grains it leads to eggs that have higher nutritional quality.

Here’s the thing though…

While the specifications for eggs to be free range, the hens need access to outdoors but there is no regulation as to the duration and quality of outdoor access. So, for all you know, it could simply mean that the hens have access to outdoors via a tiny door in a crowded barn with no guarantee that they’ll have a pasture outside.

To meet HFAC Humane Certified® standards for free-range, the required minimum amount of outdoor space that farms must provide is a mere 2 square feet per bird.

In short, while cage-free hens do not live inside a wire cage, that does not mean that they go outside — or even that their conditions are cruelty-free.

That’s why I recommend Happy Eggs. 

An egg being cracked open into a white bowl

What’s different about Happy Eggs

The Happy Egg Co. is the first Free Range egg producer to be certified by the American Humane Association. To qualify, the company met the program’s rigorous standards, which uniquely includes providing each hen with access to 21.8 square feet of outdoor space, available shelter, and nearly 200 more science and welfare-based standards. Happy Eggs’ fresh eggs come from 31 small family farms in Missouri and Arkansas.

Apart from that, Happy Egg Co. provides hens with

  1. Barns that are lined with 6-foot openings called “pop holes,” which make it easy for hens to come and go.
  2. Play kits and tree cover – Throughout the day, the hens can perch, play and cool off in the shade of specially designed activity kits.
  3. Long outdoor access – Their farms each have 8 acres of pasture for hens to enjoy outdoors every day. They also provide access to plenty of dust and sand where hens can forage, perch, dust bathe and stretch their wings.

All this leads to happy hens who produce high-quality Happy Eggs!

That’s why we choose Happy eggs for our family because of how they treat their hens. If you would like to learn more about Happy Eggs and the “Free-est of the Free Range” difference“, here’s a link to their website.

Where can you find Happy Eggs 

Click on this link to find the store closest to you that sells Happy Eggs. They come in a bright yellow carton and are hard to miss 🙂

Now that you’ve got the best-tasting eggs, get started on this egg paratha recipe.

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Egg paratha
3 Egg parathas stacked one top of the other

Egg paratha recipe

5 from 3 votes
Egg paratha recipe - Put your leftover rotis or tortillas to good use and make about two delicious and filling egg parathas in less than 10 minutes.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Diet : Dairy-free, Nut-free
Course : Breakfast
Method: Stovetop
Cuisine : Indian

Ingredients
  

  • 5 medium-sized Happy Eggs, well beaten
  • 2 whole wheat tortillas or rotis
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 green chilies, finely chopped
  • ½ cup finely chopped onions
  • ½ cup finely chopped tomatoes
  • ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro / coriander leaves for garnishing

Instructions
 

  • Cook tortillas till brown spots appear on both sides and are cooked through. Set aside.  Skip this step if using leftover rotis.
  • Prepare the egg mixture by beating Happy Eggs with salt, onions, finely chopped cilantro, and green chilies.
  • Add a tablespoon of oil in a non-stick pan kept over medium heat. Pour the egg mixture into a pan. When the eggs are partially cooked on the top, place the tortilla or roti over it. Let it cook for a couple of minutes before carefully flipping both the tortilla/roti along with omelette. Cook the other side for a couple of minutes.  Take off heat.
  • Serve hot it either rolled up like a burrito or cut into four equal portions.

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Nutrition

Calories: 387kcalCarbohydrates: 32gProtein: 19gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 409mgSodium: 1178mgPotassium: 298mgFiber: 6gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 1040IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 153mgIron: 3.1mg

Disclaimer: Approximate Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and can vary depending on the exact ingredients/brands used. If you have health issues, please work with a registered dietician or nutritionist.

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