Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Kothu Chapati

Chapati is flattened wheat bread that is quite popular in India and is served for dinner or even breakfast along with veg or non-veg curries. The dough for making chapathi is made by kneading wheat flour and water there were so many leftover chapatis. Today I did not have mood to make any side dish for that. Then I remembered my grandmother’s recipe with leftover chapatis. These pack nicely as well for lunchbox.   A filling dish, which is on the lower calorie and carb side. This dish is spicy enough and can be just served with curd. If you are left with few chapathis from previous day's dinner but don’t have any side dish you can try this. To me left-over recipes like this one are something to look forward to. So sometimes I purposely make extra chapathis to make this one the next day. 

Prep time
Cooking time
10 mins
15 mins

Cuisine: Indian
Recipe Category: breakfast varieties

  • Chapati (Left over) -4
  • Cumin seeds -1 tsp
  • Green chillies -4 no’s
  • Onion  -1 ¼ cup
  • Curry leaves –few sprigs
  • Capsicum -1 no
  • Ginger garlic paste -2 tsp
  • Tomatoes -1 cup
  • Red chili powder -1 tsp
  • Coriander powder -1 tsp
  • Garam masala -1/4 tsp
  • Lemon juice -2 tsp
  • Oil -2 tbsp.
  • Salt – to taste

1. Tear the chapatis into small pieces. Chop the onion, tomato, curry leaves and slit green chillies. Once the oil is hot, add the cumin seeds and fry for a few seconds.  

 2. Add the diced onions and sauté until translucent. Now add the diced tomatoes, capsicum, green chilies, and ginger-garlic paste and keep sautéing until everything is blended. 

3. Add some salt and fry till the tomatoes become soft. Cook closed under low flame for 5 minutes until the vegetables are cooked. 

 4. Now add the turmeric powder followed by red chili powder, coriander powder and garam masala.  

 5. Add chapathis and sprinkle handful of water so that the masala can be easily absorbed by chapathis.  
6. Fry for another 3 minutes until it is mixed properly. Finally add coriander leaves. Mix well and switch off. 

Serving Suggestions
Serve this along with onion raita. Turn off the heat and add the lemon juice. Serve hot with raita or curd.

This is a simple version of kothu chapathi. You can add scrambled eggs finally to make Egg kothu chapathi. You can add chopped carrots and green peas.

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