Rotis can be found in almost every Indian household. Most of them prefer rotis at their dinner table. But every time after finishing dinner, some rotis may be leftover. The leftover rotis are called Bassi roti. Rotis are typically made from flour and water. Where most Indians are determined to use their leftover foods to feed dogs, rotis can stay harmless overnight and can be eaten in the morning at breakfast.
Sometimes when you make rotis in roti maker or if the roti dough is not prepared correctly, your rotis may harden after losing temperature. Now it’s not a problem anymore. You can make amazing dishes using that harden rotis.
You can even make individual dishes with the leftover rotis. Here are recipes of three dishes that can be made from leftover rotis.
- Chapati Chips: If the roti dough were not appropriately made, the rotis might turn harder in the morning. In the situation, Chapati chips are the best option. Chapati chips will not only be the complete makeover of the rotis but also it will go excellent with a bowl of homemade salsa.
For the Chapati chips
- Step 1: Wait until the chapatis come into their average temperature ( if you kept them onto refrigerator).
- Step 2: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Step 3: Brush both sides of the rotis with olive oil (or refined oil) and sprinkle some spices and seasonings. You can use garam masala and red chilli powder as spice sprinkle.
- Step 4: Cut the rotis or chapatis into strips or wedges. Cover the surface of your baking tray with parchment paper. And arrange the chapati pieces in a single layer on paper and bake it for 8 minutes.
- Step 5: Keep an eye on it to check if it is turning brown and crispy. When you could feel the crisp, your chapati chips are ready to be eaten.
For the salsa
- Arrange the following ingredients first,
Two cups of plain yoghurt or Greek yoghurt, ½ of a medium cucumber and onion, few spoons of grated carrot, two chopped tomatoes (make sure the tomato juice is completely squished), a little amount of chopped coriander, ½ teaspoon of salt substitute.
- If you choose plain yoghurt, drain as much water as possible from the yoghurt, so that you can have thick Greek yoghurt.. Freeze the prepared vegetables while draining the water.
- Quesadillas: You may be surprised to learn that there can be a relation between Bassi roti and Mexican dishes. But yes, nothing is impossible.
- Lay the chapati and spread any leftover vegetables or meat on, spread any of your favourite chutney and finish it with a layer of cheese.
- Fold it in half
- Microwave the dish on a high temperature for 10secs until the cheese melts. Cut it into triangles and serve.
You can use roti maker here instead of the microwave. If you don’t know much about a roti maker go through this rotimatic reviews and be aware of its specifications
- After preparing the chapati (following the above process) first put your roti maker in medium temperature.
- Put the fresh quesadillas on the cooking top and close the lid with the handle. You don’t have to press it. Just keep the handle closed and let the quesadillas cook for 10 secs.
- After 10 to 15 secs, your Indian style quesadillas will be ready to be eaten.
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- Roti Burrito: When it’s time to twist Bassi rotis, the burrito is the easiest and tastiest way. With the use of some veggies, meat and sauces, you can turn your ‘Bassi rotis’ into a fancy Mexican dish.
Spinach puree, yoghurt, green chutney, boiled beans, Tomato ketchup, olive oil, ginger garlic paste, cumin seeds, red chilli powder, cumin powder, lemon juice, oregano ( optional), onions, green bell pepper, tomato, coriander, green chilli, black pepper, cream cheese, salt.
- Step 1: First mix all the chopped vegetables with the masala powders. Squeeze lemon juice and keep it aside or make salsa with the yoghurt (salsa recipe is mentioned above)
- Step 2: Warm your frozen chapatis a little
- Step 3: Heat oil and crackle cumin seeds, put the beans and cook it with ginger garlic paste, cumin powder, red chilli powder, and the tomato sauce. Cook it and make sure to keep it semi-dry.
- Step 4: It’s time to assemble. Lay your chapati and spread green chutney. Put the mixed vegetables. Then make a layer of the beans (put the salsa on the cooked beans if you made that). Sprinkle the seasonings. Now top it with the cheese.
- Step 5: Wrap your chapati tightly and microwave it, so that the cheese melts.
Now get the burrito out from the oven, and your Mexican burrito with an Indian twist is ready!
Roti maker can also be useful in this recipe.
Leftover rotis are very common in almost every Indian family. Apart from the recipes mentioned above, you can also make different dishes with Bassi rotis or leftover chapatis. You have options like Roti chiwda, Chapati noodles, Roti cutlet, Sandwich with roti cutlets, Kothu paratha, Chapati upma, Chapati lasagna, Chapati ladoo, Seyal phulka, Chapati kheer, Roti roll, Vaghareli roti, Roti rabdi, Cheesy cigar etc. Just put your creativity and the right choice of ingredients together and enjoy fabulous dishes. The best part about this process is you can also use leftover chopped vegetables. So instead of wasting food, prepare amazing dishes and surprise your family.
Now harden rotis are not a problem anymore. Some of the dishes are good as snacks as well as a healthy breakfast. You will be surprised to know that Bassi rotis are answer of some health issues, like diabetes, controls body temperature, blood pressure, even Bassi rotis are good for the stomach. So now you know you were making a grave mistake while misunderstanding Bassi rotis. As a conclusion, it’s a must to mention, you can consume Bassi rotis within 12-15 hours of preparation, and the combination of Bassi rotis with milk can prove to be fruitful.