Sunday, 16 May 2010

What can you do with leftover Chappatis? make Vaghareli rotli

One of the lovely blogs I follow:  had an article on "Creative ways to use Leftovers". I know that every household has these creative recipes which we don't share as we do not think anyone would be interested!!

So here is one recipe for using up leftover chappatis.   This dish is a favourite of mine and my niece and we love it  for brunch.  It's often referred to as Vaghareli rotli.   It is a form of curried chappatis!  Sounds strange?  Well read on.

Ingredients to serve 2:

4 to 5 leftover chappatis
one cup yogurt - good time to use up any  natural yogurt who have leftover in the fridge.  The sharper the yogurt - the better the taste of the finished product.
2 cloves of garlic
2  crushed green chillies ( Can use as much or as little as you like)
1 tablespoon cooking oil
1 tablespoon mustard seeds.
Salt to taste.
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 tablespoon lemon
1 tablespoon sugar.
a small bunch of coriander


1.    Cut up the chappatis in small pieces

2.     Heat the oil in a saucepan.   Add the mustard seeds and turn the heat to low.
3.     Add the chappati pieces and stir them in the oil.
4.     Add the salt, turmeric, garlic, green chillies and stir again.
5.     Add  one and a half cup water to the yogurt and mix it well.
6.     Add this to the chappatis and turn the heat to medium.
7.     Allow this to cook for 5 minutes and add lemon and sugar to the mixture.
8.     Add coriander to the mixture and stir well.   As the chappatis cook, they will soak up the liquids. You may need to add some hot water if the mixture starts to stick to the base of the saucepan.
9.    The taste of this recipe should be spicy with a hint of sweet and sour so adjust the taste to your liking.

10.   The finished product should be soft but not too runny.

11.   Serve it hot.

This is my beautiful niece enjoying vaghareli rotli for her Sunday brunch.

Leftover rotlis can also be  cut into diamonds simply fried until they are crispy.   They are nice with a salsa dip.

Leftover rotlis can also be turned into sweet ladoos using jaggery and oil - Now that will be a recipe for sometime in the future.

This recipe is being reposted  for the Scrumptious Delights From Leftovers Event  being hosted by PJ from Seduce your Taste Buds.

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  1. That's a great way to use up the leftover chappatis. Your niece looks really cute :)

  2. What a fabulous idea!!! I would never have thought of this ....

  3. Lovely dish!!Am definitely going to try this one :).Thanks for sending it to the event

  4. First time here and loving it .am following ur blog on Google Friends the vaghareli rotli recipe .pls do drop by my blog at


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