Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Chapati Upma ( Fry).

You might be wondering about the dish " Chapati Upma". It is a simple left over chapati upma. This dish is very simple and easy to prepare. Our friend Rajashree Sudhir used to tell about chapati upma that they do mostly when the chapti becomes more than the requirement and loads of chapatis remains in the chapati box, She used say that they just prepare this chapati upma and serve it. I felt thats a great idea to use left over chapatis, instead of eating again the same chapatis.
I have cut chapati into strips. I have used simple seasoning with mustard, urid dal and red chilly. Red chilly adds a flavour to Chapati Upma. We normally use one or two red chilly in the seasoning. As I said earlier it adds a good taste to the dish.
Let us see the benefits of eating chilly in our diet.
Chilli peppers are one of the very popular spices for their medicinal and health benefiting properties. Chilli has a strong spicy taste that comes from the active alkloid compounds called capsaicin. It has anti bacterial, anti diabetic properties. It helps to reduce LDL cholesterol level in obese individuals. Chilly has a good source of Vitamin C and anti oxidant and anti inflammatory properties.It contain Vitamin A and help to protect the body. Chilli contain good amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, iron and magnesium. They are good source of B complex group of Vitamins.
Chapati Upma is very easy to prepare and not much of ingredients required. You can have it for breakfast or as snack.
Lets see the recipe now:

Ingredients :

Chapatis : 5 to 6
Oil : 2 Tablespoons
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Urid dal : 12 Teaspoon
Red chilly : 2
Curry leaves : 8 to 10 leaves
Coconut : 1/2 Cup
Jaggery : 1 Tablespoon
Salt : a little
Coriander leaves : 2 Tablespoons

Method :

1. Cut chapatis in to small pieces.
2. Wash and cut curry leaves and coriander leaves into small.
3. Grate coconut and keep it aside.
4. Keep a pan on the fire and put oil . Put mustard seeds, urid dal and let the mustard splutter.
5. Add red chilly (cut it according to your wish) and fry. Add curry leaves and mix it  well.
6. Add cut chapati pieces and mix it well. Sprinkle a few drops of water,add jaggery and salt.
7. Let it cook on low flame for a minute. Mix it well and add grated coconut and  Mix it nicely .
8. Add grated coconut and mix it well again.  Add coriander leaves and shift the Chapati Upma to a serving dish.
9 .Serve with a cup of curd and some fruits aside.

Note : 

You can add cooked vegetables to " Chapati Upma ". You can also add peas, Field beans etc (cook it and then add). Adding little more spice s like garam masala is optional. Adding onions and garlic is also optional. You can also add green chilly instead of red chilly. Adding coconut is also optional. Adding a spoon of ghee adds to the taste. Sprinkle very little water. (It helps the chapati to be soft). You can also add ground nuts while seasoning mustard seeds.
Time : 10 minutes
Serves : 2 to 3.


  1. Wow this is a wise way of leftover management

  2. Love the interesting upma recipe of yours. Looks so healthy and YUM!

    1. Thank you Kushi .....its a healthy dish you said...

  3. I make kothu parata or chappathi but this is new to me...easier method too..good one :)

    1. Thank you padma ...I too make kottu parata some time...this one is really easy..and yummy...

  4. great idea to use left-over chapathi and yummy too :)


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