Thursday, November 13, 2008

A Snack ... Spicy Stir Fried Chapatis

Snacks not the store bought kind but the ones that home cooks create in kitchens everyday are the ones whose taste linger in your mouths for days to come. When kids get home in the evening, they are hungry and after a packed or school lunch you are anxious to give them something nutritious and at the same time offer something that is not boring. Lets take for example Idli and tasty coconut chutney, though considered as a great breakfast dish, might not be looked at with relish as a evening snack. Same goes for dosai/sambhar or chapathi kurma. All of these dishes might be perfect meal dishes by themselves but not popular as snack items like say Maggie Instant Noodle. Though easy and is a hit everytime I feel guilty offering Maggie Noodles everyday.

So consider this, there is bunch of idlies left over from breakfast or there are chappathis from the lunch. From this dilemma is I bet how Idli upma was born. But don't quote me on the historical accuracy of that. I was in a similar dilemma a few days ago, the roasted veggies had been offered once too often and so was the egg omelet. What I had in abundance were chapatis. Hence was born this new chapati creation, not so new perhaps, has been around the blogsphere in various avatars like this Chilly Crepe at Spicyana. By the way Archana how have you been? So decided to use the leftover chaptis, a few eggs and come with up with stir fried chapatis. Needless to say it was a well enjoyed snack and one that would be made often.


Serves : 2 hungry kids
1. 3-4 chapatis torn up roughly into bite sized pieces
2. 2 eggs
3. 1/2 onion chopped roughly
4. 1 small tomato chopped fine
5. 3 garlic chopped
6. 1/4 inch piece ginger grated
7. 1-2 tsp chilli garlic sauce
8. 1-2 tsp masala chili sauce
9. coriander leaves for garnish
10. 1-2 tsp oil

1. In a pan heat oil, add the onions and saute till translucent
2. add the garlic and ginger and saute for a few minutes
3. now add the tomatoes and saute till they get soft
4. Add the sauces and mix well.
5. Now add the chaptis and heat them through.
6. Now add the eggs and saute till the eggs are coated.

Serve hot.

Though the chapatis by themselves tasted great prepared this way, the addition of eggs added a new dimension to the taste.


  1. Oh yum... so this is like an Indian whole wheat pasta/noodle dish, huh?

  2. Thts a wonderful recipe ,but any suggestions ,if i wish to skip eggs???

  3. Thats a nice way to use the leftover chapatis

  4. Very creative way of feeding the kids, filling yet nutritive!

  5. Just reading the ingridients i am drooling, so you can imagine what i will be doing if you give me this delicious looking spicy snack

  6. now thats what I call a snack!..great one indo!

  7. Tats a cool way for feeding hungry kids...healthy as well as nourishin one..

  8. it looks like kothu chapathi..nice recipe indo..

  9. Yum! Home-made version of the road-side kottu parotta. Will be making this soon.


  10. good way of using chapathis.

  11. Ah! chili roti!! :) You are creative!

  12. deleciouss way to end leftover chapathis

  13. Looks like kothu parottas.I make similar ones with rotis..

  14. hi there - thanks for visiting my blog and for your comment. this looks delicious, and what we had for dinner tonight! :-) lol! we call it kothu parotta and make it with parottas rather than chapattis.

  15. Trying this has been on mind for a long time and today I did it!! :) It was very good, thanks Indo!


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