5 Tasty Dishes You Can Prepare Using Leftover Food

5 Tasty Dishes You Can Prepare Using Leftover Food

of having same dish again and again. Leftovers like idlischapatis, bread etc. can be used to prepare breakfast, that too with less planning and effort. Read on to know more about them.

1. Masala Idli

Made From: Leftover Idlis/Leftover Dosa Batter

If you have leftover idlis from yesterday’s dinner, then transform them into spiced bite-sized delights. All you have to do is to cut them into four halves and pan-fry with a melange of spices. This easy-to-make snack cum breakfast is tossed with chillis, onions and tomatoes, and is sure to tantalise your taste buds in just no time. Check out this exciting recipe by Chef Nishtha Asrani.
2. Stuffed Grilled Sandwiches

Made From: Leftover Sabzi

This easy-to-make preparation can save on a lot of your time and effort. You can always use the leftover sabzi in making sandwiches, which are not only filling but taste quite delicious as well. All you have to do is to stuff the sabzi inside two bread slices and grill them with some butter. You can use aloo gobhi sabzirajma and potato curry for the same. Pair these stuffed grilled sandwiches with ketchup or schezwan sauce and you’re done for the day.

stuffed grilled sandwiches

One can always use the leftover sabzi in making sandwiches

3. Chapati Poha

Made From: Leftover Chapatis

Making chapati poha is no rocket science. All you have to do is to replace the flattened rice with leftover chapatis. The remaining procedure of making poha remains the same, including the spices. However, make sure that the chapatis are soft and not hard. So, don’t forget to reheat them before using for this poha delight.

4. Fried Rice

Made From: Leftover Rice

Leftover rice can be easily transformed into fried rice without much hassle. All you have to do is to pan-fry it with veggies of your choice. You can experiment with masalas and seasonings to make it more scrumptious. You can also add bits of boiled eggs in it to increase its nutritional value.

fried rice

 ​5. Bread Upma

Made From: Leftover Bread Slices

When it comes to upma, it has a lot of variations. Traditionally, it is made with semolina or sooji, but it can also be made using bits of bread. This quirky variation tastes amazing and is perfect for your kid’s tiffin. Customise it with veggies of your choice and add to its health quotient.

bread upma

If you know of more such quirky variations, let us know in the comments section below.