A parotta, porotta or barotta, is a layered flat bread of Kerala and some parts of Southern India, notably in Tamil Nadu made from maida flour. This is a variant of the North Indian Lacha Paratha. Parottas are usually available as street food  and in restaurants across Kerala, Tamil Nadu and parts of Karnataka. At some places it is also served at weddings, religious festivals and feasts. It is prepared by kneading maida, egg (in some recipes), oil or ghee and water. The dough is beaten into thin layers and later forming a round spiralled into a ball using these thin layers. The ball is rolled flat and roasted. 
Kothu Parotta (Chicken) as served in Tamil Nadu, India
Round spiralled ball of knead dough.
Usually, parottas are eaten with vegetable kuruma or chicken, mutton or beef saalna (a spicy curry). Chilli parotta and Kothu Parotta are prepared using parottas.
An Indian chef beating knead dough into thin sheets.