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 in marriages, religious festivals and feasts. It is prepared with kneading maida, egg, oil or ghee and water. The dough is beaten thin layers and later forming a round bread using these thin layers.
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.