Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Roti Upma ~ Waghereli Rotli and an Award

The one thing I hate is wasting food or throwing food. In India maids comes to our rescue, as we can give them our leftovers, but here in UK or in any place abroad you dont have such privilege and where everything comes with an expiry date you have to be cautious. But this turns out to be blessing in disguise as you give trouble to your grey cells and come up with a new dish from leftovers. One such leftover miracle is Roti Upma or Waaghereli Rotli in Gujarati.
I have grown up seeing my granny, mom, aunt making this dish whenever there were leftover Rotis at our place. In Gujarati household you will not see anyone having morning stale food even at night, so using one day leftovers is out of question. Even simple snacks or breakfast has to be hot and freshly prepared. Since phulka roti is a staple diet in every Gujarati and Indian Household, I am sure this dish really comes to our rescue. Its easy to make with minimum ingredients.

5 - 6 Leftover Rotis
1 Chopped Onions
2 Tablespoon Curd
1 Tablespoon of Green Chilli - Ginger Paste
1 Teaspoon of Mustard seeds
1 Teaspoon of Coriander and Cumin seed powder
1/2 Teaspoon of Turmeric powder
Pinch of Asafoedita
2 - 3 Curry leaves
Chopped Corianders
Salt to taste
11/2 Cups of Water

1. Tear leftover rotis in to small pieces.

2. Now take a bowl, add curd and water and make a butter milk consistency.
3. Add salt, Green Chilli-Ginger paste and pieces of rotis in it. Soak the rotis in this buttermilk mixture for 10 - 15 minutes. Rotis will soak the buttermilk mixture.

4. Heat the vessel with the oil, add pinch of asafoedita, mustard seeds and curry leaves. When Mustard seeds starts spluttering add chopped Onions and saute them till they are translucent.
5. Add coriander-cumin seed powder, turmeric powder and mix with the onions. Add the soaked roti mixture in the onion mixture and mix properly.
6. Cook for 5 minutes, or till the buttermilk is fully absorbed.
7. Your Roti Upma is ready, garnish it with chopped coriander and serve it hot.


Butterfly Award

Priya of Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes , Sripriya of Srikar's Kitchen and Gita of Gita's Kitchen has passed me this lovely ' Butterfly Award ', Thanks Priya, Sripriya and Gita for considering me for this lovely award.

The rules of the award are: Put the logo on your blog. Add a link to the person who awarded you. Nominate 10 other blogs Add links to those blogs on yours, and leave a message for your nominees on their blogs. I am happy to pass on this award to my fellow blogger friends





Congratulation Gals!!


Indian Khana 17 October 2008 at 12:28  

Roti upma looking's like refreshing memories...I use to have this during childhood days ;)...gud one dear...& Congrats on your award and thanks a lot for sharing with me :)

Unknown 17 October 2008 at 12:46  

congtats on your awards dear and thanks alot thinking about me roti upma is very new for me will try this one sure

Vikis Kitchen 17 October 2008 at 12:56  

Congrats on your award. Upma from roti is a nice invention:) Moreover your roti seems soooo fluffy and soft.Have you ever shared your secrets on soft roti? I always try many ways to get it soft.will you Share your secret ingredient in roti?

Sujatha 17 October 2008 at 14:07  

Roti upma is a new dish! good idea with left overs :) Congrats on the award, and thanks so much for sharing it with me :)

Unknown 17 October 2008 at 14:46  

Hey purva..
this is completely a new recipe for me..and congrats on ur award...

ST 17 October 2008 at 14:57  

This is new for me Good recipe with leftover rotis looks delicious and yummy......

Unknown 17 October 2008 at 15:07  

Congrats on your award...the roti upma seems like a yum way to use up leftover roti's :)

Suganya 17 October 2008 at 15:13  

WOW... This is a creative recipe. Looks so good. Congrats on ur award...

Deepthi Shankar 17 October 2008 at 15:44  

thatz a nice dish purva .. u totally agree with you, getting rid of left overs is a pain abroad .. this is a nice dish .. thanks so much for thinking of me and sharing the award with me

anudivya 17 October 2008 at 15:53  

Congrats Purva, and thanks for passing it on to me! I am very happy!
The rotis are very innovative and yum.

CurryLeaf 17 October 2008 at 16:00  

Roti upma looks tasty.I usually follow the same process with bread.I too hate wasting food.What u said is true

raaji 17 October 2008 at 17:24  

Congrats purva on the award and passing it down to me.......thanks so so so much for that.....
I never had an idea hat one can do such wonders with leftovr food....gr8

Gita Jaishankar 17 October 2008 at 23:38  

Never heard of roti upma. The picture looks so delicious and I have been tempted to try this. Your meme was intresting to read. Wow, really great of you to spend 3 hours at the gym. When I try jogging for an extra 15 minutes at the treadmill than my usual, I start gasping for breath :(

Uma 18 October 2008 at 07:03  

nice idea to use up leftover rotis. Upma looks so delicious Purva! congrats on the award.

Priya Suresh 18 October 2008 at 08:34  

Wat a creativity Purva, am also like u, dont like to waste anything...congrats on your award..

Jaishree Iyer 18 October 2008 at 11:43  

Hi purva, This Roti upma is completely a new recipe for me.looks delicious and yummy......! Congrats on the award and thank you so much for thinking about me& sharing it with me dear!

Recipeswap 19 October 2008 at 00:46  

Congrats on your award.I've never had this before but this must be good.

Dershana 19 October 2008 at 11:07  

Roti upma with curd is new to me. Looks interesting.

And, nowadays in India too, the leftovers are not so readily accepted by maids :-) Congrats on the award.

TNL 19 October 2008 at 15:49  

I love vaghareli rotli..its perfect when I can't think of anything for dinner. ;)

the spice who loved me

Sum Raj 21 October 2008 at 04:33  

looks unique and lovly purva..

Food for thought 21 October 2008 at 13:05  

Thank you for sharing me the secrets of making soft rotis.
Happy Deepawali.

Yasmeen 21 October 2008 at 14:50  

Roti Upma is a such a neat left over idea,Purva. We miss Indian servant maids in US too:).

Vij 22 October 2008 at 06:02  

congrats for the awards! quite innovative....gr8 idea girl!

Anonymous,  23 October 2008 at 12:07  

Do you what i made yesterday. Something bit similar to this. It is called "Roti Ki Kichidi". This is something new and looks gr8. New makeover of the blog looks gr8.

Anonymous,  23 October 2008 at 12:08  

Congrats on the award.

Unknown 24 October 2008 at 03:09  
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Unknown 24 October 2008 at 03:11  

Hey Purva - how have u been? did u get to go to the antique market? congrats on the award.

vandana rajesh 24 October 2008 at 03:32  

Gr8 idea for leftover rotis...nice blog. Congrats on ur award.

Nidhi 24 October 2008 at 13:26  

leftover recipes are always welcome. Congrats on your award.

Yasmeen 25 October 2008 at 14:23  

hi purva,I've an award waiting for you at my blog,please collect:)
Have a great weekend!

Uma 26 October 2008 at 23:39  

Wishing you and your family a happy diwali!

Gita Jaishankar 27 October 2008 at 00:18  

Wish you a very Happy Diwali :)

ST 27 October 2008 at 12:54  


Bhavin 7 November 2008 at 06:17  

I made this at home today. I had completely forgotten about this before I saw it on your blog. Thank you so much :). I miss gujrati food so much :(


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