Monday, September 24, 2007

Parathas from Leftover Rice!

I don't really remember eating much of leftover stuff at home more because Amma used to prepare all three meals and there was always somebody to complete whatever was left. Parents have strong opinion against having food stored in fridge and consuming it later. No there is no question of leftover items at home. But off late due to hectic schedules and kids, hubby dear suggested that I could cook for two days and store it immediately in the fridge for the later consumption. Well followed it for a week, but got bored and also felt guilty that I wasn't feeding the family properly. Since one month the only dish that I had prepare in bulk and stored was Paneer Butter Masala which my daughter is so fond of that she asks for it everyday. So I tried preparing for 2 or 3 days and stored in separate containers and gave it after heating it. She loved it and wanted me to do it every week. But I have again stopped doing it as I saw that she wasn't eating any vegetable or anything nutritious other than this.

Coming on this topic of cooking with leftover stuff for breakfast, it was just that morning I heard my colleague tell me that she prepared parathas with leftover rice. And read that Nandita wanted us to prepare something with leftover item. Well since we don't eat rice during night, there won't be rice left over for breakfast. So prepared this with the rice that was cooked for the lunch. It was very yummy! Just like all my stuffed parathas that I make. Now we have found one another yummy stuffed parathas.
Ingredients Needed:

Leftover rice - 1 cup
Wheat flour - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/4 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/4 tsp
Onion - 1 small

Method to prepare:

In bowl, take the rice and mash well with hands to make it soft. Then add atta and mix well so that they crumble.

Then add all the masala and onions that are sliced finely. This way onions stick to the dough. Then add water little to make a soft dough.

Heat a tawa, once its hot apply oil and spread this to it. Cook on both sides with oil.
Enjoy with any side dish. Goes well with just Pickle and curd.

The other items that can be prepared from leftover rice are Chitramma, Pulihora, Biyam Vadiyalu, Ragi Mudda and Fried Rice. Ragi Mudda is the most common breakfast that Athamma prepares if she has lot of rice left over the night.

Sending this to Nandita of Saffron Trail for her event WBB which is on Leftovers this month.

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Asha said...

That is clever,I might try this.Looks delicious Sri!:)

Superchef said...

never knew u cud make parathas with leftover RICE!!! looks delicious.. :)

Padma said...

Wow great use for ur left over rice...looks perfect to me!

Sirisha Kilambi said...

New concept :-) Will try it out for sure :-)
Looks great.....

Cinnamon said...

A very nice entry Valli... , you gave me a perfect idea, of wat to do with the left over rice :)

easycrafts said...

wow...same pinch..we too have sent parathas from leftover rice for the event...

musical said...

Telepathy! I made this last week! Aren't they great :).

Tee said...

What a cool idea! Must try this soon. :) Parents are so uncomfortable when it comes to eating leftover food...big taboo! :))

Pooja V said...

What a nice & neat way to finish off left over rice....Loved it.

Siri said...

Very nice idea Srivalli..:D I have left over rice all the time.. and this way I don't need to feel bad while throwing it..:)

Neelam said...

wow this is a lovely innovative idea!! I'll definately try.

Timepass said...

Parathas look lovely..As Easycrafts said, we have sent a similar item for Nandita's event

ramya said...

yha this is nice indeed.will to see paneer butter masalarecipe too.

bindiya said...

i have heard of parantas with ONLY rice and not adding any wheatflour to it too, guess that must be tricky to make. anyways yours seem perfect

Raaga said...

They make this at the Parathe wali gali :-) in CHandni CHowk.

You never have leftovers? For me, leftovers par hi meri duniya kaayam hai :-)

Suganya said...

You are mighty creative, Srivalli!

Latha Narasimhan said...

I took never have left overs! Fridge is mainly for milk, curds, jam, sauce pickles etc. I have never prepared anything till date with leftover food!

Sharmi said...

hey that is very innovative. healthy too. never imagined something like this. too good.

Jeena said...

Great recipe for left over rice with yummy picture too. :)

Srivalli said...

Asha, thanks ..should try it was very good

Superchef, yes me too before my collegue introduced this to me

Padma, was indeed

Sirisha thanks..:-)

Cinnamon, so glad

easycrafts ..thats very nice...

musical, great before mine I never knew one could prepare and now I know quite a few!

Tee, thanks ...hhaa.. same at my place too

Pooja, yeah it is

Siri, agree with you on that

Neelam pls do and let me know

Timepass, good to know..

ramya, thanks and I have given you the recipe link

bindiya, those must be hard to roll out...let me know the recipe

Raaga, thats good to know

Suganya, thanks though can't beat you

Lathamma, thats wonderful to know...your blog indeed is a mine

Sharmi, thank you

Jeena, thank you

SeeC said...

Very innovative Srivalli. I will definitely try this.

Srivalli said...

Thanks Seec...long time you see

A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! said...

thats a real clever idea, shri..will definitely try it out

Linda said...

I think that's really original Srivalli! My mom used to bake rice bread. You've reminded me to ask her for that recipe. Meantime I can try some rice parathas :)

Coffee said...

Nice idea srivalli! Good tip for using left over life. :)

Sivani said...


This looked so good that I just had to try it (I made a few minor changes) - and then my family demanded more!

I just posted about it on my blog, telling people that you are the origin of this fantastic recipe!


Harini said...

Hi Valli,
Thanks for this creative recipe. I tried it today and it tasted YUMMMMY!
(The only problem I faced was that my paratas turned out hard once they cooled. I am sure its my mistake. Would you be able to guess what could be the reason?)

My mom has a similar wonderful recipe...She makes dosas instead of
1) Mix 1 unit Rice Flour, 1 unit Wheat Flour, Salt, Red Chilli Powder, Yogurt,Cumin seeds
2) Make dosas with this batter and top the dosa with finely chopped onion and green chillies.
The best part about this recipe is that it is very easy to make and needs no fermentation :)

Your Friend said...

I tried this out yesterday night and it was excellent. Thanks for the recipe!!!!

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