Got too many leftover rotis but lack recipe ideas? We got you.
Leftover roti is a common thing in Indian households. No matter how experienced you are with the measurements, failing at this point is fixed.
My mom was generally out of ideas, so she fed leftovers to the stray dogs. Not until she found the internet and then all these new emerging recipes. Internet was always a cool thing.
I will be discussing 3 of those recipes for leftover rotis, which is a fusion of desi and international cuisine, because, of course, we foodies love the variety of dishes served on our plates.
3 Recipes For Leftover Rotis
Vegetarian Roti Quesadillas
Quesadilla is a Mexican dish made with cheese, veggies, and meat stuffed in a corn/flour tortilla. We will be making a vegetarian version of that with our leftover rotis.
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Calories: 300 kcal per serving
A Leftover Roti
Grated cheddar cheese
Butter or vegetable oil
Thinly sliced mushrooms
Spring onions, finely chopped
Finely chopped onions and garlic
1 teaspoon vinegar
Salt and pepper, to taste
In a pan, drizzle some vegetable oil or melt the butter over medium heat.
When the pan is heated enough, toss in the veggies (mushrooms, spring onions, chopped lettuce, onions, and garlic) and mix them.
Mix in the vinegar, salt, and pepper, and let it cook for 3 minutes. Turn off the stove and put it aside. Heat a pan and melt some butter in it.
Place the roti in the pan and flip it over a few times to heat it a bit.
Before you start adding the stuffings, make sure the more cooked side is on the top.
Now, spread some grated cheddar cheese on the roti followed by the cooked veggies.
Cover the lid of the pan and let the cheese melt for 3 to 4 minutes.
Finally, take out the roti quesadilla and fold it in half without spilling the stuffings.
Cut into two parts and serve hot.
Repeat the same with other leftover rotis.
What to serve on the side?
• Mayonnaise, or
• Any spicy sauce of your choice
Peanut Butter And Banana Roll Ups With Roti
One of those perfect recipes for leftover rotis to pack in your kid's lunch box. Peanut butter and bananas hold a lot of nutritional value in themselves, be it high dietary fiber or potassium. Merging them with rotis can make those leftover rotis healthier and more delicious.
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Serving size: 1
Calories: 428 kcal
1 leftover roti
1½ tablespoons peanut butter
A medium-sized banana
For the first step, spread the peanut butter on top of roti.
Peel the banana and place it on one of the ends of the roti.
Roll it up to cover the banana with the roti.
Now, heat a pan over medium-high heat. Melt some butter on it.
Place in the roll and cook each of the sides properly for a minute or till it turns golden brown.
Transfer in a plate and cut into 6 to 7 pieces.
Serve with some maple syrup on the side.
Additional: If you would like to make it sweeter, cover one side of each cutout in brown sugar. Still healthy!
Don't forget to give your kids a side of fresh fruits and nut mix. They cannot deny having them with these delicious rolls.
Leftover Roti Sandwich
Sandwiches are loved by people from every age group. How about we switch the main ingredient? Replacing bread with roti sounds like a good idea to me because it is healthier.
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Calories: 450 kcal per serving
2 leftover rotis
3 tablespoons tomato sauce
3 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 thinly sliced red onion
Some paneer cuber
1 finely chopped tomato
3 to 4 Lettuce leaves, chopped
Grated Mozzarella or Cheddar cheese
1 finely chopped capsicum
2 tablespoon sweet corn
½ teaspoon Red chili flakes
½ teaspoon Dried oregano
Firstly, place your roti on a plate.
Spread tomato sauce on it, evenly.
Then, spread the mayonnaise.
Layer the vegetables (sliced red onions, chopped tomatoes, lettuce leaves, capsicum, and sweet corn) on half of the roti. (We are going to fold it into half, that is why you are advised to layer veggies on half of the roti.)
Now, layer the paneer cubes, and on top of it spread the grated cheese.
Fold the roti in half.
Two ways you can cook your sandwich
On the pan
• Heat a pan on the stove over medium heat and melt the butter on it.
• Place the folded roti on it when heated properly.
• Cook the side till it turns golden brown and somewhat crunchy. Then, flip over to the other side.
• Cook it as well. Make sure the cheese is melted wholely.
• Finally, transfer on a plate and serve hot.
2. In the microwave
• When you are done with the preparations for your roti sandwich, place it in a microwave-safe dish.
• Heat it for a minute or two, or until the cheese melts.
• Take the sandwich out and sprinkle the red chili flakes and dried oregano.
For the sides
Chili sauce, or
Did you notice how your already healthy roti became healthier within minutes with all these ingredients? All these veggies, fruits, nuts, and dairy products infuse so much nutrition into your body if consumed daily.
One must include these in their daily diet, if not individually, then by combining them with some other food. Just like we did in our 3 recipes for leftover rotis.
Roti has a high dietary fiber which keeps your stomach full. If you ever run out of time while rushing to work, grab a roti, stuff all the ingredients, microwave, and run, run, run. Healthy breakfast prepared in minutes.
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