Fried Khakra | chapati |leftover Indian bread

“I hate throwing left over food or excess one” and I know most of us would agree on that ( ha ha! yes mind voice :p ) as there are many who are not even able to have even one course of  meal a day.  Today’s recipe is something related to leftover. Not eating the leftover yet eating them without throwing it. That’s the trick. 😉

The main ingredient of this recipe is leftover Chapati. Chapati is a very famous Indian bread and is normally had with different types of vegetables/ curries. But in this recipe, the chapati itself is a one pot meal. To make fried khakra, normally chapati is sun-dried for two to three days until they are crisp and then broken into pieces. For detailed recipe please scroll down.


3 Khakra

1 diced tomatoes

1/2 diced capsicum

1-2 green chilli chopped finely

1/2 onion chopped (optional though I did not add in this)

Few chopped coriander and mint

4-5 curry leaf

2-3 Tbsp oil

1/2 tsp mustard seed (rye)

1/2 tsp cumin (jeera)

1 Tbsp red chilli powder (adjust accordingly)

1 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp dhaniya powder ( coriander powder)

2-3 cup of water

Salt as per taste


fried Khakre


Take the leftover chapati and dry them under the sun for 2 to 3 days until they become crisp. To make the chapati crisp quicker, you can also roast the chapati from both the sides on a pan using a cloth or tissue by pressing the chapati gently until it becomes crisp.

Once the chapati has cooled down, break them into pieces ( May be the size of chips/Nachos/Tortilla chips, if it is smaller than that, it ‘ll become very soggy and wouldn’t taste good.) and keep it aside. In a pan, heat the oil and then add mustard, once it starts to crackle add cumin followed by curry leaves,green chili and Onion (if your going to add ). Saute the onion for 2 to 3 mins then add capsicum. Once the capsicum have become soft/tender, add chopped tomatoes along with the rest of the spices ( Red chili powder, coriander powder,Turmeric powder and salt ) stir it till you see oil seperated from the side of the pan. Then add water and stir it properly. Once the water starts to boil add the broken pieces of chapati and mix well for another 2 to 3 mins and then close it with the lid for 5 mins, until the chapati pieces are soft and the water has evaporated.

Garnish with ghee( optional) , chopped coriander and mint leaves. Serve it hot.


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