- Chapati Upma
This is an interesting dish which you can prepare from the left over chapatis or rotis and beleive me you will end up making a delicious item. Its quites easy just
Just a twist which adds flavour to your original idlis, make small pieces of idli and keep it aside. If they are small, then avoid making pieces. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan and add the leftover idli stir fry them until they are lightly crisp. Transfer to a bowl and keep aside. In 2 teaspoons of oil in the same pan, add some onions, capsicum, green chillies and saute them on medium heat until tender. Add chopped tomatoes, salt, pepper, turmeric powder, chilli powder and stir well. Saute until the tomatoes turn soft. Add the mixture in the fried idli bowl and also sprinkle chopped coriander and mint leaves. Stir fry on high heat until well combined just for about a minute. Turn off the heat and serve with ketchup.
3. Dal Pav Bhaji
Dal is a must have dish in most of the indian family. Usually it is left out after the lunch and dinner session and as we get bored of having normal daal we don’t think twice before throwing it away but here you can give an interesting twist to it. Dal Pav Bhaji will taste like your regular pav bhaji but with the sweet flavour of dal. First boil the veggies you would like to add in the bhaji. Put them all in the pressure cooker and wait for two whistle. When the mixture cools off, mash it and keep it aside. Heat the leftover dal, add ginger garlic paste to it. Add the mashed vegetables in the dal and keep stirring on a high flame. Keep stirring till the dal turns thick. Add pav bhaji masala and salt accordingly. Add butter and serve with bread.
4. Dahiwala Bread
We are already aware of many dishes prepared from bread but here is an interesting one which you can prepare from the leftover bread. Take curd in a bowl and add turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt with 2 tbsp of water and mix well. Add cubes of bread and mix well till the bread is coated with the curd mixture. Next, heat oil in a non-stick pan and add cumin seeds. When they crackle, add the asafoetida (hing), curry leaves and ginger and saute for a few seconds. Add onion slices and saute till they turn brown. Add the bread mixture and saute over low heat, stirring occasionally till the bread browns lightly. Serve hot, garnish with coriander and more curd.
5. Banana Halwa
You might have made banana malpua from riped banana but never thought that you can make halwa out of banana. Here is a quite unusual dish prepared from over riped bananas which most of us throw away For a quick dessert, you can use overripe bananas which are lying in your fridge. Peel the bananas and slice them. Heat the ghee and add the bananas. Saute till the bananas are mashed. Add sugar and enough water to cover the banana mixture. Cook over a low heat, till the mixture thickens. Add the cardamom powder, refrigerate and then serve