1. Chapati noodles made from leftover chapatis Chapati
is one food item that usually gets prepared in excess and gets thrown away the next day. But what if you could prepare a delicious as well as nutritious breakfast the next morning? Everyone’s favorite noodles prepared with a healthy chapati
twist. Here’s the recipe:
2 cups finely chopped vegetables – onion, carrot, cabbage, capsicum, tomato, green chilly 5-6 chapatti
finely cut into thin strips 1 tablespoon coriander powder 1 teaspoon chilly powder ½ teaspoon chilly powder 1 tablespoon soya sauce Salt to taste 1 tablespoon oil Method:
Heat oil in a pan and sauté vegetables for 4-5 minutes. Now add all the spices and soya sauce and mix well. Now add sliced chapati
s and mix well. Cook for another two minutes and chapati
noodles are ready!
2. Schezwan fried rice made with day old rice
Did you prepare a huge quantity of rice yesterday which is lying unused in your refrigerator? Let’s prepare a sumptuous recipe out of it which everyone in your family would just love!
2 cups finely chopped vegetables – spring onion, tomato, carrots, beans, capsicum 2 tablespoon schezwan sauce 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste 1 tablespoon cooking oil Salt to taste 3 cups leftover rice Method:
Heat oil in a cooking pan. Add ginger garlic paste and sauté for 15 seconds. Now add all chopped vegetables and sauté on high heat for 3-4 minutes. Add schezwan sauce and leftover rice and toss well. Your spicy and tangy schezwan fried rice is ready. Wasn’t it easy?
3. Veg rolls using leftover dry dish such as mix veg
Usually some portion of our dishes made the previous night are leftover, especially if we’ve had some guests last night. So here is a brilliant idea to use leftover dry vegetable dish the next morning to prepare veg rolls which can serve as a wholesome breakfast and even as a complete meal. You can even pack it for your child’s lunch to school.
Leftover dry vegetable dish Shredded cheese Tomato ketchup Chilli sauce (optional) Chapati
or readymade tortilla Method:
Place the gravy in a line at the center, sprinkle some shredded cheese and ketchup. You can also add a little red chilly sauce if you would like your rolls to be spicy. Now wrap it into a roll and grill in a microwave or grill till done. Your on-the-go breakfast is done so effortlessly in minutes!
4. Spicy vegetable masala idli with leftover idlis
2 cups of chopped mix vegetables such as onion, tomato, capsicum, bell pepper, cabbage and beans 5-6 curry leaves ½ teaspoon turmeric power ½ teaspoon chilly powder 2 tablespoons cooking oil 1 tablespoon lemon juice Salt to taste 8-10 leftover idli
Heat oil in a cooking pan and sauté vegetables for about 3-4 minutes. Now add all the spices and mix well. Add idli
s and lemon juice and toss them well. A healthy, delicious and wholesome snack is prepared!
5. Keema (minced meat) parantha
Don’t want to waste your leftover keema
? Then don’t. Here is an idea about how to reuse it.
Dough (as required for roti
s) Butter (for cooking) Keema Method:
Roll out two flat round shaped roti
s and brush with water on the outer portions. Now spread keema
on one bread and place the other bread on top of it. Press the edges gently to seal. Now shallow fry on a tava
with butter until golden brown. Amazing! Isn’t it?
6. Bread dahi vada with leftover bread
This is perhaps the quickest of all our leftover food recipes! Can be enjoyed anytime but best served as a snack or starter.
1 cup curd Tamarind chutney Coriander chutney Chilli powder Cumin powder Salt to taste Leftover bread Method:
Cut out the corners of bread. Now dip the bread in lukewarm water for about 5 seconds to make it soft. Press the bread to get rid of the excess water and roll it like a ball to give it the shape of vada
. Place the vada
pieces on a plate and spread curd over it. Drop green and tamarind chutneys on it. Now sprinkle salt, chilly powder and cumin powder and you are done.