Monday, August 2, 2010

Roti Stir-fry......quick snack, using left over roti



As I mentioned in my previous post now a days lunch is home made ice cream, so on one such day after gorging on home made vanilla & mango ice cream around late afternoon when stomach started to rumble that was the sign that I need to go to kitchen & cook something. So this quick dish is result of all the above. I had some left over rotis(Indian flat bread), instantly the idea of roti poha on the lines of bread poha came to my mind. This dish was done in within less than 10 minutes start to finish, it's just a guideline one can add any veggies of their choice.

What U need :
  • 4 left over rotis/chapatis, cut into around 1 x 1/2 inch pieces
  • around 1 & a half cup of thinly shredded cabbage
  • 1/3 cup of frozen peas
  • 1/3 cup of frozen corn
  • 3-4 green chillies, chopped
  • 1 tsp. mustard seeds (rai)
  • few curry leaves
  • 2 Tbsp. of cooking oil
  • pinch of asafoetida(hing)
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. turmeric powder(haldi)
  • 1 tsp. red chilli powder(lal mirch powder)
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 Tbsp. dry roasted sesame seeds
  • cilantro or green onions, chopped for decoration
  • juice of 1/2 a lime

What U do :
  • Take a wide pan/wok/karahi, heat oil in that.
  • Add mustard seeds once they splutter add curry leaves, also add hing.
  • Turn the gas to high & add cabbage & cook it for 1-2 minutes on high heat only and then add peas & corn. Keep stirring veggies as it's on high heat.
  • After another minute or so add salt, turmeric, chilli powder & chopped green chillies.
  • After another minute or so add roti pieces, mix everything together. Once rotis get coating of all the flavors, around 2 minute, turn the gas off.
  • Sprinkle peanuts, sesame seeds and lime juice. Garnish with green onions or cilantro.

Note : this dish is done on high heat & no liquids are used, only little oil, so make sure U keep stirring the veggies otherwise they might stick to the bottom of pan. If needed use only a spoon or two of water. Cooking them quickly on high heat helps in retaining the crunchiness of cabbage. If  U prefer little water can be used & cabbage can be cooked till it's fully soft. Once dish is done Covering the pan with lid will also helps in getting some moisture to the dish & making it little more soft.

So next time U have any left over rotis, try this recipe it's perfect as anytime snack or as morning breakfast, healthy and filling, enjoy.

26 comments:

Ms.Chitchat said...

Perfect left over recipe. Loved ur version and a beautiful click too.

Reshmi said...

wowww...i love this left over recipee..

Hari Chandana said...

Woww.. sounds interesting.. nice job dear !!

simply.food said...

Fantastic use of left overs.

sowmya's creative saga said...

nice use of the left over rotis..looks quite tempting..

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear spice
Very nice recipe. I generally dont eat chapati....and I am sure it will be as good with leftover rice. In any case if I dont have roti or rice , I will make it with all the ingredients and eat with fresh rice.

Vrinda said...

I too make this as evening snack...nice one

AshKuku said...

This stir fry is a must try for sure... Awesome prep & thanks for sharing this innovative delicacy.....

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very nice idea of using left over rotis.
Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Nitha said...

Great idea.. Looks delicious..

Satya said...

lovely stir fry ...looks delicious n filling too

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

Suman Singh said...

WOW..this very nice way to use leftover roti's ..delicious stir fry!

Indrani said...

wow, lovely recipe to use leftover rotis...wonderful stir-fry..yumm


Indrani
Recipe Junction(http://riappyayan.blogspot.com)

Aparna said...

Interesting idea, a sort of roti uppuma. :)

Sushma Mallya said...

Nice way to use leftover roti..will surely try this delicious fry..

Aparna S Mallya said...

Nice and interesting method of using leftover rotis.

Sage said...

Hi
This realy sounds wonderfl; your recipes are always so intersting! Love that.

Spice said...

Thanks everyone.

Jay said...

Hy dear,

Loved your wonderful presentation n tempting clicks. Very simple and tasty recipe. Love to try immediately.

srividhya Ravikumar said...

wow..nice way to use left over rotis... 1st time to your wonderful space.. do visit my site whenever.. following you..

sangeeta said...

this is one recipe i have made a few times ( during family get togethers when there is a lot of leftover roti ) n is loved by everybody.....

the only difference is , i whiz the roti pieces in mixie so it gets crumbled and resembles pohe .....try if you like it finer in texture...

i don't usually add peas but it will be great....

Your ice creams in the previous post look just awesome ..... great !!!

Umm Mymoonah said...

Very nice this dish with leftover roti's.
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Spice said...

@ Jay, I'm sure U gonna like it....it's the tasty & easy way to use up leftover rotis....

@ srividhya, thanks for stopping by & following me....

Spice said...

@ Sangeeta, I'm sure the crushed pieces similar to poha will also taste good in this recipe.....I do that kind when we usually make sweet version churi style....

@ Umm Mymoonah, thanks for stopping by, I'll surely check out your events.....

Amrita said...

I like this idea very much..am going to try this soon as my daughter is sometimes reluctant to eat the normal roti-subzi. This way she can have a jazzed up complete meal :)

Shanthi said...

Wonderful recipe with leftover rotis. You rock. Do visit my blog when time permits.http://shanthisthaligai.blogspot.com/