Recipe – Leftover Roti Churma / Tortilla Churi / Basi Roti Churi

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Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Serves: 4


  • Leftover Roti / Chapati: 4
  • Oil: 2 Teaspoon
  • Cumin seeds: ½ Teaspoon
  • Curry Leaves: 3-4
  • Ginger: finely chopped, ½ Teaspoon
  • Green chili: Finely chopped, ¼ teaspoon
  • Onion: 1 medium size, finely chopped
  • Peanuts: 10-12
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon or to taste
  • Black pepper powder: ¼ teaspoon
  • Lemon juice: ½ tablespoon
  • Coriander Leaves: ½ tablespoon, chopped


  • Dry Roast the peanuts and grind it coarsely. Keep aside.
  • Cut the leftover chapati / roti into small pieces (1-inch pieces). After cutting grind it to rough powder.
  • Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, when it starts to crackle, add curry leaves, chopped onion, green chili and ginger.
  • Saute for 3-4 minutes in medium heat until onions are light brown.
  • Add the grinded chapati, grinded peanuts, salt and black pepper powder. Mix well and cover it for 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove the cover. Add lemon juice and coriander leaves. Mix well.
  • Turn off the heat and serve.

Cook’s Note

  • Instead of grounded peanut powder, you may use raw peanuts and saute it while sautéing onions.
  • Instead of grinding the chapati into powder, you may use the small cut pieces. Grinding is optional.
  • You may add 1 tomato as well. Saute tomato pieces after sautéing onions.

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