Leftover Roti Upma Recipe | How to Make Roti Upma | Upma Recipe

According the Wikipedia About Leftover Roti Upma Recipe

I really doubt that Wiki knows it. When I’ll ask him, he will tell me about best roti recipe and upma SEPARATELY!

I checked with Wiki. I know this guy too well now. He doesn’t know Roti Upma Recipe. He told me about roti and upma… SEPARATELY!

Then what do you do with the leftover rotis Wiki?

According to Vinipedia

Leftover rotis-WOW! Let’s cut them and sauté in onions and tomatoes, season with spices and garnish with lemon juice and fresh coriander. Roti ka upma, people normally called it by this name.


Let’s talk about this leftover chapati recipe

My mom in law makes this. In Sindhis, this is known as Sel Phulka, though Sel Phulka has more water and is gooier (if I can use this word for anything other than brownie!?).

I believe upmas are playgrounds. You can play with them as much as you want. I am sure you don’t know what I mean. We are more than 60 posts down, still I have to explain what I mean. I mean, best upma recipe gives a lot of scope for customization. You can add any vegetables of your choice, any seasoning/flavours, be it the regular Upma or the Leftover Roti Upma Recipe.

You can also use the leftover rotis to make Aloo Frankies. You may also like bread poha etc.

Other recipes you can go through are Upma recipe,

The Beauty (the good thing about this recipe)

A healthy and yummilicious way to finish the leftover bread recipes.

And the Beast (the difficult part about this recipe)

Too dry or too gooey… that’s all that can happen to it.

Experience and experiments (tips and tricks)

Add water according to the consistency you want.

Let’s just talk


Amy was younger. After dinner when I realized that we have few leftover chapattis, I told her we will be making roti upma. She made the worst possible face. And I came to know that we will NOT be making roti upma. A few days passed. After dinner when I realized that we have few leftover chapattis, I told her NOTHING. The next morning I MADE roti upma and packed in the tiffin.  When she returned I was so happy to see that the tiffin was empty, all chatt (bottoms up, you know what I mean).  I asked her if she liked the tiffin? She said yes and asked me what it was? I told her that she had eaten roti upma. She again made the worst possible face. Because I had won. But ever since that day we make often make some extra chapattis for dinner because if the makeover of the leftover is such, the extra is good to make Leftover Roti Upma Recipe.


A chatpata (tangy and delicious) way to use the leftover rotis
Course                               Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine                              Indian
Prep Time                        10 Minutes
Cook Time                       15 Minutes
Serving                              4 Persons


  • 4 left over chapattis cut into pieces
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seed (raie)
  • 1 tbsp garlic paste
  • 2 Onions chopped
  • 1 boiled potato chopped
  • 3 tomatoes pureed
  • 2 green chillies chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Water as required
  • Handful of chopped coriander for garnishing


  1. In a pan, heat 1 tbsp oil.ROTI UPMA RECIPE (1)
  2. Add 1 tsp mustard seeds and let it crackle.ROTI UPMA RECIPE (2)
  3. Add 2 chopped onions and cook till translucent. Add 1 boiled and chopped potato.ROTI UPMA RECIPE (3)
  4. Add 1 tbsp garlic paste.ROTI UPMA RECIPE (4)
  5. Cook till the smell goes away.ROTI UPMA RECIPE (5)
  6. Add 3 pureed tomatoes and cook till the oil oozes out.ROTI UPMA RECIPE (6)
  7. Add 2 chopped green chillies.ROTI UPMA RECIPE (7)
  8. Add chapatti pieces.ROTI UPMA RECIPE (8)
  9. Add 1 tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp red chilli powder, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder.ROTI UPMA RECIPE (9)
  10. Add salt to taste.ROTI UPMA RECIPE (10)
  11. Mix everything gently.
  12. Add water as required.ROTI UPMA RECIPE (12)
  13. Cook for 2-3 minutes.ROTI UPMA RECIPE (13)
  14. Add lemon juice.
  15. Garnish with chopped coriander.ROTI UPMA RECIPE (15)
  16. Bon appetit.ROTI UPMA RECIPE (16)


Make it when you have the leftover rotis.

I specially make extra rotis so that I can make this Leftover Roti Upma Recipe.

“When you are free, you can play. When you are playing, you become free.”

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