Sunday, March 28, 2010

roti ka upma

This recipe is my mom's recipe which i have exactly written over here,when we were small and  if she had to go somewhere or was tied up with some other work she  use to make chapatis and keep for the dinner which was less time consuming and only she had to make some side dish ,but also sometimes if her grocery stock was over she use to make this dish with the leftover chapatis and we use to just cherish like anything.Even after my marraige i continued making this dish as my husband also finds it very tempting,sometimes i purposely make some extra dough during lunch and make few chapatis and keep and i make this upma in our dinners :),and at times in my dinner if i have some dough left i make the chapatis instead of keeping the dough and next day morning i use the leftover chapatis for this upma in my breakfast as well.This recipe goes for the event  " leftover delicacies " hosted by Daisy Blue of spicylounge.

ingredients :
7-8 chapatis/rotis/phulka (made with regular wheat flour or aatta)
1 large onion finely chopped
1-2 green chillies finely chopped
3-4 curry leaves chopped
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp red chilli pwd
1/2 tsp turmeric pwd
salt to taste
lemon juice to taste
finely chopped corriander leaves
2 tbsp oil
method :
Break the chapatis in very small unequal pieces or simply crumple with your hands or else break them in 3-4 large pieces and grind them in mixer taking care it doesnt form a powder ,it has to be very coarse ,heat oil in kadhai,add mustard seeds,let it splutter,add curry leaves,green chillies and onions.Saute onions and add red chilli pwd,turmeric pwd and salt and crumpled roti ,mix well,sprinkle little ( around 2-3 tsps ) of water all over and mix again,spread lime juice and mix well,cover and let it cook for 3-5 mins.Garnish with corriander leaves and serve hot.


  1. wow never heard abt this dish, tx for sharing!!

  2. My mum makes this adding tomatoes n some more water to make the rotis softer.......


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