Vaghareli Roti – Crumbled Chapati

After you are done with your dinner or when you get up in the morning you realise that there are some 7-8 rotis leftover then you can do what I did. This dish has many names. Officially it is called Vaghareli Roti. Other names are shila polichi phodni or phodni chi poli etc. Basically, this is made out of leftover chapatis.

Here’s what we need-

  • Chapati/Roti – 7-8
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Asafoetida – pinch
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Green Chillies – to taste, finely chopped
  • Curry Leaves – 1 sprig (optional)
  • Onions – 1/4 med, diced
  • Potatoes – 1 med, diced
  • Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  • Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Red Chili Powder – to taste
  • Coirander leaves – to ganish
  • Salt – to taste
  • Lemon Juice – to taste

Let’s begin-

Roughly chop chapati/roti in a food processor or by hand.
Heat Oil in a medium pan on medium heat.
Add Mustard Seeds and let them pop.
Add Cumin Seeds and allow them to turn golden.
Add Asafoetida, Turmeric Powder, Green Chilies, Curry Leaves and Onions. Mix well and cook until onions are light golden.
Add Potatoes, Salt, Coriander Powder, Cumin Powder and Red Chili Powder. Mix well, cover and cook until potatoes are tender.
Add in crumbled Chapati/Roti and Lemon/Lime Juice and mix well.
Cook for few minutes uncovered until chapati is slightly crispy.
Garnish with Coriander Leaves and serve hot.




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