Monday, October 16, 2006

Meals from Leftovers 1. Phodnichi Poli (Masala Chappati)

Along with good cooking I think it is very important for a good cook to know how to use up leftover food. Not just use it but also present it in such a way that all family members really enjoy it. This is a new series I am starting in which I'll share recipes in which the main ingredient is something leftover. I am sure you guys will appreciate them and try them too.

Meals  from Leftovers

Phodnichi Poli is basically Chappati crumbled and spiced with a tempering of Oil mustard seeds, asafoetida etc. So here goes:

4 leftover chappatis (crumbled)
1 small onion chopped finely
1 tblspn peanuts
1 tblspn green peas
1 tspn sugar
salt to taste
For the tempering:
2 tblspns oil
1 tspn mustard seeds
1/2 tspn cumin seeds
1/4 tspn asafoetida
4 to 5 curry leaves
2 green chillies chopped or 1 tspn red chilli powder
1/4 tspn turmeric powder
Coriander for garnishing.
1. Heat the oil
2. Add the mustard seeds. When they sputter add the asafoetida, cumin seeds, and curry leaves
3. Next add the chopped onions peas and peanuts. Saute the onions for a few minutes. Add the turmeric powder, chillies (or chilli powder)
4. Add the crumbled chappatis ,salt and sugarand toss and turn the mixture well.
5. Garnish with coriander and serve with fresh curds.


Anonymous said...

I am pretty sure the veggie around is Keera ( green cucumber) .
and the inside.. poha upma with green peas?

Anonymous said...

I am going to guess its Poha..?? But I'm so damn sure your going to add a twist !!

Anonymous said...

Hi i too guess its POHA!


Anonymous said...

ooh, I guessed poha too before I even saw the others'! Looks delicious. :)

Anonymous said...

Phodni-che pohe w/ matar?
On second thoughts this looks like somethng my Aai used to make using pohe and leftover 'polya'.

Anonymous said...

May be
Poha mixed with korn flakes or
poha mixed with some dal..

just guessing here


Anonymous said...

i think that's masala chapati...we call it phodnichi(tadka) poli(roti) in marathi

Anonymous said...

Fodnichi poli in marathi
can be translated as chapati stir fry!

Anonymous said...

i first thought it was poha and now I am not sure

Anonymous said...

Looks like Poha but any twist?

sra said...

poha with chana choor mixed into it?

UJ said...

First looks poha upma or maybe idli/dosa upma.

Anonymous said...

Poha upma?????

Anonymous said...

hmmm poha????..... with a twist??? ;)

Anonymous said...

It looks like fodanichi poli (chapati) with peas.

Ashwini said...

Anupama this is really the risk of repeatition I am going to go with phodnichi poli too

Vaishali said...

Phodnichi Poli. I am dead sure. You have made it look quite glamorous, I must say. :)

Anupama said...

All you people who guessed Phodnichi Poli : Congratulations. For those who do not know this dish,I'll post the recipe as soon as possible. My younger sister is here for a visit and have absolutely no time to blog.

Anonymous said...

WOW ..I have never heard of this dish...cant believe those were crumbled CHAPATHI's !! Thats a very nice way of using up chapathi's, I might actaully have to make some just so I can try this one !!

jayshree said...

Wow.. looks amazing .Now I got to make chapathi to try this for sure.Thnx

Anonymous said...

Check out Spicyana'a chili crepes.. it runs along the same idea of using torn up rotis/parathas..

Meeta K. Wolff said...

Hey Anu, Happy Diwali to you. Have a ball sweetie! These look so gorgeous.

Mamatha said...

Happy Diwali to you and your family! I've posted a food quiz on my blog. Have a look at it when you find time.

Anonymous said...

Anupama, a very Happy Diwali to you and your family!

FH said...

Happy Diwali, Anupama!
Looks delicious and so are those candles!!