Friday, August 6, 2010

Chapati Poha

Tried and tasted by Nivedita
Hi All,
The chapatis made for dinner always are extra. And I do not like those chapatis.(I can eat  2 days old Jowar rotti but not the chapatis) Its big question with remaining chapatis. But I try to turn these chapatis into something tasty and healthy recipe.  One of those recipes is this Poha. Its very tasty and great breakfast.

Left over chapatis (Indian wheat flat breads) - 8 to 10
(Click Soft Chapatis my way for the recipe to make chapati)
Oil - 1 tbsp
Onion - 1 medium, finely chopped
Green Chilly - 1 finely chopped
Curry leaves - few
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal (Skinned Black  gram) - 1 tbsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - pinch
Sugar - 1 tsp
Tomato - 1 medium (optional)
Lime juice - 1 tbsp(I used this)
Fresh coriander to garnish

Cut the chapatis in to four pieces. Grind into batches to turn those into coarse powder, not powder. We need the chapati like Poha. Keep it aside.
Heat oil in a pan. 
Add mustard seeds. When splutter, add Urad dal
when they start changing the color, add jeera or cumin seeds, curry leaves. Fry till the urad dal changes its color to gold.
Add onion, green chilly. Fry it till the onion becomes almost brown and well cooked. Add the tomato in between (If you are adding it)
Now add salt and  turmeric powder. Add lemon juice. Mix well. 
Put the coarsed chapati. Add sugar and mix well to combine the ingredients together.
Cook for 2 minutes. Garnish with fresh coriander.
Serve hot with a hot cup of tea. 
It tastes good  only with one day old chapatis.
This serves 2 persons (not very hungry :-)  )

Sending this to PJ's very useful event 

Keep Smiling,


Niv said...

I am surprised at the frequency you post, apart from those special, creative, unheard dishes. Everyday must be a feast at your home. alwa?

Nivedita Thadani said...

HI Niveditha
I do not want my kids to get bored with the same food and at the same time want to feed them healthy food. So I will be always juggling with my food and other works and the food always wins and take more time.
Thanks for the comments. I am waiting for my kids to grow big so that I can try more new recipes. Now they are very young to taste many foods and they do not like many things!

Nithya said...

This is really interesting :) And I second niveditha. You are simply so energetic and post lot of interesting dishes :) Great going dear :)

Nivedita Thadani said...

Hi Nithya
Thank you so much.

kitchen queen said...

lovely and innovative and tempting recipe.

Unknown said...

Loving it Nivedita, will surely give it a try soon.

Veggie Hut said...

Interesting recipe..

Hari Chandana P said...

Woww.. sounds interesting.. very innovative recipe.. thank for sharing !!

Akila said...

wow... looks so perfect and mouthwatering one... really tempting dear

Padmajha said...

Surely a delicious dish.Thanks for the lovely entry :)

Sushma Mallya said...

Great idea to use leftover chapathi, very innovative one nivedita, will surely try ...

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Sounds interesting and easy

shivu.k said...

Niveditha medam,

this is very interesting!

Lakshmi ...Rasoi ki Malkin..northern and southern spices said...

Sounds tasty and plasant looking.

Sadhana Valentina said...

Sounds interesting dear..good try...

Ms.Chitchat said...

Would love to try ur version of making chapathi poha with left overs. I too prepare a similar dish but slightly different. Appreciate ur energy as commented by my friends.

Nitha said...

Sounds great.. Great idea dear..

vaishali sabnani said...

would love to try this variation...interesting!!!

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