5 Tasty Dishes You Can Prepare Using Leftover Food

If you're planning to throw the leftover sabzi from yesterday's dinner, then stop! Now you can rustle up exciting and tasty dishes with leftover food without even investing much time and effort.

Deeksha Sarin  |  Updated: March 28, 2018 16:25 IST

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5 Tasty Dishes You Can Prepare Using Leftover Food
Highlights
  • You can rustle up exciting and tasty dishes with leftover food
  • There are many dishes that can be easily prepared using leftover food
  • Leftovers like idlis, chapatis, bread etc. can be used to make breakfast
If you're planning to throw the leftover sabzi from yesterday's dinner, then stop! Now you can rustle up exciting and tasty dishes with leftover food without even investing much time and effort. There are times when we end up preparing food in huge quantity, without realising that it may get waste. So, in order to avoid wastage of food, we have curated a list of 5 dishes that can be easily prepared using leftover food. This will not only save your effort, but a lot of time as well. Apart from this, these quirky dishes will break the monotony of having same dish again and again. Leftovers like idlis, chapatis, bread etc. can be used to prepare breakfast, that too with less planning and effort. Read on to know more about them.


1. Masala Idli

Made From: Leftover Idlis/Leftover Dosa Batter

If you have leftover idlis from yesterday's dinner, then transform them into spiced bite-sized delights. All you have to do is to cut them into four halves and pan-fry with a melange of spices. This easy-to-make snack cum breakfast is tossed with chillis, onions and tomatoes, and is sure to tantalise your taste buds in just no time. Check out this exciting recipe by Chef Nishtha Asrani.
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2. Stuffed Grilled SandwichesMade From: Leftover Sabzi

This easy-to-make preparation can save on a lot of your time and effort. You can always use the leftover sabzi in making sandwiches, which are not only filling but taste quite delicious as well. All you have to do is to stuff the sabzi inside two bread slices and grill them with some butter. You can use aloo gobhi sabzi, rajma and potato curry for the same. Pair these stuffed grilled sandwiches with ketchup or schezwan sauce and you're done for the day.

(Also Read: 5 Foods You Should Never Eat For Breakfast)
 
stuffed grilled sandwiches

One can always use the leftover sabzi in making sandwiches

 3. Chapati Poha

Made From: Leftover Chapatis

Making chapati poha is no rocket science. All you have to do is to replace the flattened rice with leftover chapatis. The remaining procedure of making poha remains the same, including the spices. However, make sure that the chapatis are soft and not hard. So, don't forget to reheat them before using for this poha delight.

 (Also Read: What Is The Difference Between Phulka and Chapatti? )
4. Fried Rice

Made From: Leftover Rice

Leftover rice can be easily transformed into fried rice without much hassle. All you have to do is to pan-fry it with veggies of your choice. You can experiment with masalas and seasonings to make it more scrumptious. You can also add bits of boiled eggs in it to increase its nutritional value.
 
fried rice

Leftover rice can be easily transformed into fried rice without much hassle

 ​5. Bread Upma

Made From: Leftover Bread Slices

When it comes to upma, it has a lot of variations. Traditionally, it is made with semolina or sooji, but it can also be made using bits of bread. This quirky variation tastes amazing and is perfect for your kid's tiffin. Customise it with veggies of your choice and add to its health quotient.

Comments (Also Read: 4 Ingenious Ways To Keep Your Bread Fresher For Longer)
 
bread upma

Upma is made with semolina or sooji, but it can also be made using bits of bread.

If you know of more such quirky variations, let us know in the comments section below.

About Deeksha SarinAn eccentric foodie and a die-hard falooda lover, Deeksha loves riding scooty in search of good street food! A piping hot cup of adrak wali chai can make her day bright and shiny!

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