Monday, 29 March 2010

Rice and Roti Cutlet

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Hi!

I must say I am a bad planner sometimes when it comes to food in a sense that I really try hard not to waste food but some times it does happen that I have left over food which I need to finish. The challenge always is to concoct a preparation which helps me finish the food in a tasty manner so that the family enjoys eating it without making fuss.

There are definitely days when I have some Roti and Rice left over, based on how my mood is I may indulge myself in making savories out of these two. I find it a good way to consume the left over and at the same time making it more nutritious by adding veggies to it. I prefer using very low oil for frying it  or rather roasting it.

The end result is a soft cutlet with a crunchy crust which has all the health benefits of rice and roti plus the veggies. These make an excellent lunch box item and can be served for breakfast along with bread and butter or even as an evening snack item. A green chutney or tomato sauce can be an accompaniment.

I am giving an approx quantity of ingredients and giving a basic guideline for how to go about it. One is free to add their own set of ingredients and flavours.

Ingredients

Left over rotis 7-8

rice about 1-1/2 cups

5-6 chopped green chilies

3 tbsp chopped cilantro

2 tbsp chopped mint

1 small carrot chopped

1 onion chopped

hand full of peas

2 tsp ginger garlic paste

1 tbsp butter

oil for shallow frying

salt to taste

Spices

a tsp of cumin pwd

2 tsp coriander pwd

a tsp of amchoor pwd

1/4 tsp garam masala

Method

In a food processor first put the roti and run it to make it fine and then add the rice and let the two ingredients mix properly.

Heat about 2 tsp of oil in a pan and first saute the onions and green chilies followed by peas and carrots. Add the spices and mix this in the roti-rice mix.

Add the chopped cilantro, mint, butter and salt. Adding the butter makes the cutlet soft inside. The mix should not be too hard or too soft.

Mix all ingredients thoroughly and then shape them into small cutlets and shallow fry.

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Serve them hot with sauce or chutney.

 

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57 comments:

Kanchan said...

Inch Pinch ... My husband calls me Leftover Queen cos I always love to use the leftover stuffs in making something new !

And using rice n chapatis in a cutlet , ekdum mast.. how did I miss this.

Pari said...

Dear Kanchi, thanks for that quick comment. Good I added one more to ur list, so now u know what to make with left over poli-bhaath.

srikars kitchen said...

Looks delicious.. thxs for visiting my site & lovely comments.. will keep following..

nandini said...

I am always lost when it comes to left overs. This is such a good idea. Cutlets in any form and shape goes well at home. Well Chennai is a very different place now pari ... there are many stores now well stocked with some exotic ingredients to regualr ones and also there are cheese counters as well. I get my cheese from a wholesale place.

Tina said...

Sooo yummy and delicious..

Ms.Chitchat said...

Mmmmmm,interesting. Very innovative. We too have left overs, this is inevitable. Let us know of more left-over recipes like this. Loved it.:):)

Jagruti said...

Wow...pari that's innovative..normally I use leftover rotis to make vaghareli rotli..looks tasty!!

SathyaSridhar said...

Wooow,,,Cutlet looks perfect n delicious dear,,,surprised to know that cutlet out of left over rotis woowww,,superb dear,,seems very easy n yummy version of cutlets,,

Nithu Bala said...

The best way to use left overs..great idea..thanks for sharing this...

Vrinda said...

Cutlets look too good.crispy n yummmmm

Nithya said...

These days all the ingredients are expensive and we cant afford to waste anything. This is a yummy dish to incorporate the excess. :) Thanks for sharing.

Priya said...

Fantastic cutlet...very prefect way to use the left overs...awesome!!

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

looks so yummy yum yum:)

Kairali sisters said...

Sounds interesting...Looks yummo!!!

Love
Kairali sisters

chakhlere said...

what a amazing use of leftovers. Very innovative. They look very nice and yummy!!

Srimathi said...

A great way to use up the left over rice. Rice in rice form can be boring sometimes.

Smita Srivastava said...

Wow !!! this is something which I can call truly innovative . Very good use of leftovr stuff.

Smita
@ Little Food Junction

ruchikacooks said...

Looks very crispy like a cutlet Pari. Left over magic makeup :)

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Hari Chandana said...

Nice idea.. looks sooo delicious.. :)

priya said...

yummy...delicious...drooling

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Wow Pari, what a good use of leftover rotis.

Deepa said...

hey this looks delicious, and no one can make out form the look of it that its made out of left over chapptis and rice..too good..

kitchen queen said...

the cutlets look tempting and inviting.

Gayathri Anand said...

Hi Pari ,

Tried it imm. seeing ur recp. It was a big hit ... thanks a lot dear ....we enjoyed it well ...and my son wants it again tomm. u were lucky enough to take a click for us ....I was unable to ... Thanks again ...

Daisy Blue said...

This is a very innovative idea for left over rotis..lovely..I have an event running in my blog called "Left over Delicacies" these are perfect entries...you can send me them..

Rajee said...

Very interesting and delicious twist on using up leftovers.

PS said...

innovative way to use leftovers..

Cicily Antony said...

very clever...and looks yummy...

AdukalaVishesham said...

a leftover wonder, nice... interesting post

SS said...

Hi Pari.. I love making cutlets. And your idea sounds very convenient, uses up leftovers while making my favorite dish! Thanks!!

Sonia said...

You have used leftover stuffs at the best. Cutlet looks so good. :)

Gouri Guha said...

Like the idea of using leftovers...interesting...
Thanks for sharing.

Rekha shoban said...

interesting and new type cutlet..looks perfect!

Nandini said...

Wow! What healthy cutlets! Just perfect for snack time in the evenings!

J said...

awesome use of the left overs.. yummy cutlets..

San said...

Creative n worth saving a penny with these luscious cutlets.

Pari said...

Thanks for those encouraging comments.
Gayathri I am so glad ur family liked it.

Padhu said...

Nice and yummy dishes using leftovers.

Gita said...

Very interesting and innovative dear...looks absolutely delicious :)

Valarmathi said...

Very innovative, great. cutlets looks absolutely delicious. Neat presentation.

Biren said...

I would love to try this. Looks so golden and delicious!

Aparna S Mallya said...

that's a delicious way of getting rid of leftovers!

Jay said...

Hy Pari,

You hv a lovely collection of recipes. I'm following you dear. Do drop in at my blog sometime..

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

woww..great recipe to try wih leftover rice..recipe is bookmarked..nice snap.. :)

sayantani said...

thats the most innovative and useful recipe I have seen in a long time. love it and bookmarked.

Gulmohar said...

That's a smart idea,Pari :-)Got to try this one sometimes..bookmarking it..

M D said...

Thanks Pari, for coming over to my blog and taking some time out to comment. I love cutlets too and this looks new and different. It's a great thought to use left over roti, which I do have often ;)

Sushma Mallya said...

Wow thats a very innovative one, very nice way to use leftover roti and rice..cant wait to try this one as it looks really delicious..thanks for sharing pari

Pavithra said...

Nice idea of using rice and roti! Looks good and I believe it would have tasted really good!!!

Pavithra
www.dishesfrommykitchen.com

Padma said...

Nice snack Pari... i mostly do it with leftover rice and veggies... and this chapathi is a nice idea...

Meena said...

lovely use of leftovers...these cutlets r so unique...

jayasree said...

I do make cutlets out of leftover rice... But never thought of adding roti to it. It surely must have given a nice texture to the cutlet just like bread crumbs. Thanks for sharing.

Parita said...

So unique and yummy!

Deepa said...

What a good use of left over rotis and rice!! Sounds so unique..

Deepa
http://hamareerasoi.blogspot.com/

PJ said...

Pari, this is such a wonderful way to use up leftover rice and roti! the cutlets look so soft and yummy.. at my home i am the leftover queen.. many times i really feel some dishes taste better the next day than when they are fresh :D

Kiran said...

Dear Pari,
Wow cutlets from rice and roti that's awesome.Sure will be a superhit in my house.Thanks for sharing such a yummy recipe.

Thank you for visiting my blog and following.I am your follower too.
Kiran

Kiran said...

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Thank you,
Kiran

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