Chapati Poha | Breakfast Diaries

Chapati PohaHi my loves! How are you all doing? Today's recipe is just a simple yet creative way to utilize your leftover chapatis or parathas or you can even use bread instead, which almost every one of us tends to have quite often. I came up with this recipe of chapati poha as I usually have few chapatis left in my casserole and I don't find any other better way to put them to use.

So let's get over to the ingredients that you are going to need, other than the chapatis (serves 2):
  1. Some vegetables of your choice (bell peppers, french beans, peas, carrot, etc.) - peeled and chopped, respectively.
  2. Oil - 1 tbsp
  3. Onion, sliced - 1
  4. Tomato, chopped - 1
  5. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  6. Green chili, finely chopped - 1
  7. Chapatis - 4 to 5
  8. Cilantro, washed and chopped - to garnish (optional)
  9. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  10. Red chili powder - as per taste (optional, you may also omit this as we are adding green chili also)
  11. Salt - as per taste
  12. Lemon, squeezed - 1/2
  13. Food processor or grinder (not needed if you are going to use bread, then you just have to cut them to small cubes) - to grind your chapatis into a coarse mixture (like that of beaten rice/poha), make sure you do not over do it.
Method: Heat a pan on medium-low heat and add oil to it. When the oil is hot, add mustard seeds and as soon as they splutter, add onion and green chili. Saute onion till golden brown. Add rest of the vegetables that you are using and let them cook. Once the vegetables are halfway cooked, add the tomatoes followed by turmeric, chili powder, and salt. When the tomatoes are done, add the chapati mixture and mix everything in the pan. Squeeze half a lemon, mix and serve by garnishing with some chopped cilantro along with some ketchup or chutney. I hope you try this chapati poha at home and let me know in the comments below if you added any other or omitted any of these ingredients and how it worked out for you. I would love reading your comments. In case you like my recipes, do follow my blog for more. Thank you very much for reading, happy cooking! Love, AS