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Breakfast using Leftovers recipes


Last Updated : Oct 30,2018



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Transform leftovers into a tasty breakfast

Nobody likes to waste food. Yet we cannot measure and cook our requirements exactly. Sometimes we feel like eating more and sometimes less, and often we end up with leftovers, which duly get stowed into the fridge and forgotten!

Your leftovers will not go waste if you know how to use them up – and that too, in interesting ways. With a little creativity you can transform your leftovers into delicious breakfast dishes. It is best to use up your leftovers for the next day’s breakfast instead of keeping the stuff for longer and worrying about spoilage.

Moreover, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and should never be skipped. For those of us who skip breakfast because we do not have time to prepare much in the morning, leftovers can actually be a boon, because they enable you to cook a delicious breakfast quickly, within minutes!
 

Why leftovers are handy

1. Wastage can be avoided by making delicious recipes with these
2. It also saves time
3. Plus, it expands the choice of breakfast recipes without repeating
4. With less planning and effort, you won’t skip breakfast
 

8 Common leftovers that can be used to make breakfast

Next time you have leftover bread, idlis or rotis, never throw them away. Leftover such as the following can comfortably be used to make breakfast.

1. Bread slices
2. Roti/ chapatti
3. Thepla
4. Khichdi
5. Leftover idlis
6. Leftover idli/ dosa batter
7. Paneer
8. Rice

Top 10 Breakfast recipes using leftovers

1. Khichdi Pakodas
2. Spicy Tava Idlis
3. Idli Upma
4. Onion Tomato Uttapam
5. Vagharela Bhaat
6. Paneer Parathas
7. Chapati Masala Noodles
8. Thepla Paneer Wrap
9. Bread Upma
10. Chatpata Dahiwala Bread

4 Popular recipes with leftover bread

If you had bread for dinner and there is some left, you can use it to make tasty breakfasts like the following:
1. Bread Upma
2. Chatpata Dahiwala Bread
3. French Toast
4. Bread Fritters
 

3 Popular recipes with leftover roti or chapatti

We commonly have roti or chapatti for dinner, and a few get leftover. However, no one is game to have it in the same form the next day. So, transform it into something interesting like this…
1. Chapati Masala Noodles
2. Dahiwali Roti
3. Whole Wheat Roti Chivda
 

Tasty ways to use leftover theplas

Theplas are tasty to have for dinner, but nobody wants to repeat them for breakfast even though they don’t spoil so quickly. So, make it into a scrumptious wrap!
1. Thepla Paneer Wrap
2. Cheesy Thepla Potato Wrap

 

How to use leftover khichdi

Even those who know how to use up their leftover bread or rotis are at a loss what to do with leftover khichdi. Oh, you will be surprised to know that these recipes made with leftover khichdi can be more interesting than the khichdi itself!
1. Khichdi Pakodas
2. Masala Khichdi Paratha
 

How to use Leftover Idlis ?

Leftover idlis are very versatile. In fact, some of the recipes made with leftover idli are so tasty that next time you will want to make them even with fresh idlis! Now, you don’t have to have the same idli, sambhar, chutney for breakfast. Give the leftover idlis a yummy makeover…
1. Spicy Tava Idlis
2. Idli Upma
3. Idli Milagai Podi
4. Dahi Idli
5. Fried Idlis with Curd Dip
 

How to use leftover idli/ dosa/ batter?

Idli and dosa batter stays good for a few days, so after you make idlis or dosas, you can use the remaining batter to make other interesting dishes like these:
1. Masala Appe
2. Onion Tomato Uttapam
3. Panch Ratna Uttapa
4. Mixed Vegetable Uttapa
5. Assorted Uttapa Platter
 

How to use leftover paneer

Leftover paneer is always there, as we often get tense about how to use it up quickly because it perishes quite fast once opened. So, if you have leftover paneer after making lunch or dinner, use it to make a tasty breakfast the next day!
1. Paneer Parathas
2. Paneer Potato Rosti
3. Paneer Open Toast
4. Paneer Methi Roti
5. Paneer Bhurji
 

Making good use of leftover rice

Leftover rice is perhaps one of the most usable of leftovers! It can easily be transformed into delicious foods that you can have for breakfast at home or in the dabba.
1. Vagharela Bhaat
2. Cooked Rice Idli
3. Cooked Rice Pancake
4. Bhaat Na Poodla

We always feel guilty when food goes waste. However, with a little help from the recipes on our website you can avoid wastage at home, and use up any leftovers to make a wonderful breakfast. It will be a good change from the routine breakfasts that you usually have, and the whole family will enjoy it. Deep within, you are satisfied that potential waste has been avoided and the leftovers have been used up smartly.


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Happy Cooking!

 


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Bhaat Na Poodla ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 567
20 Sep 16

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by Tarla Dalal
“Waste not, want not,” said the wise old men. Well, if using leftovers was as interesting as this recipe, it would be a pleasure indeed! bhaat na poodla is a wonderful pancake made with mashed leftover rice, which tastes best when cooked patiently till crisp. Coriander, normally treated as a simple ....
French Toast, Eggless French Toast
Recipe# 22625
01 Aug 17

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by Tarla Dalal
French Toast – a name that makes people drool the world over – is generally out of the reach of vegetarians as its other name is “Eggy Bread”! It is basically bread that is soaked in beaten eggs, then deep-fried and drizzled with honey. This vegetarian version is just as tasty! Here, we have dipped ....
Bread Fritters
Recipe# 22626
02 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Bread, soaked in curds and bound with besan, is mixed into a thick batter together with an assortment of interesting ingredients like grated carrots, coriander, and so on. When deep-fried this innovative batter transforms into an appetizing and tasty Bread Fritter that you will enjoy sinking your te ....
Dahiwali Roti
Recipe# 22632
08 Aug 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
A soup-style breakfast that you can prepare from leftover chapatis, Dahiwali Roti is flavourful yet easy to prepare. You will surely enjoy the refreshing flavour of buttermilk, balanced well with jaggery, spice powders and an aromatic tempering. Just m ....
Paneer Bhurji
Recipe# 190
05 Jul 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Paneer bhurji is a popular preparation loved by indians across the world. It is an easy, spicy dish that tastes great with bread and parathas! down south, paneer bhurji is sometimes used as a stuffing for dosas to make paneer dosa, similar to the aloo-filled masala dosa! the most important tip for m ....
Masala Appe, Masala Paniyaram,  Made From Idli Batter
Recipe# 42039
24 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Quick and easy snack made with idli batter, the Masala Appe is worth calling as Magic Appe, because it’s superb texture and amazing flavour make it a great hit with everybody. Something that combines convenience and taste is always a welcome addition to our knowledge bank! All you need to do is ....
Spicy Tava Idlis
Recipe# 1669
04 Jun 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Watch your leftover idlis transform into a scrumptious delight as you toss them with crunchy onions, tangy tomatoes and peppy spice powders. The master stroke in this Spicy Tava Idli recipe is the use of pav bhaji masala, a very popular flavour that is loved by young and old alike! Try t ....
Cooked Rice Pancake
Recipe# 4681
04 Jun 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a great way to convert last night’s leftover rice into a healthy breakfast! Cooked Rice Pancakes are made with a batter of cooked rice bound together with besan. The addition of veggies brings in crunch along with nutrients while green chillies and coriander add a flavourful touch. Serve wit ....
Spicy Chapati Cooked in Buttermilk
Recipe# 4676
21 Apr 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A traditional tempering and fresh buttermilk transform leftover chapatis into a healthy and tasty snack – that you can have for breakfast or any time you are hungry! You can boost the nutrition quotient of the calcium and protein loaded Spicy Chapati Cooked in Buttermilk by adding a cup of vitamin-r ....
Bread Upma ( Breakfast Or Snack Recipe)
Recipe# 40530
21 Jul 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Bread Upma is one of the peppiest ways to have bread! Although it is a great way to use up leftover bread, many people like it so much that they would go and buy a fresh pack of bread just to make this upma. Indeed, with desi shades of chillies, onions, tomatoes and spice powders, tempered tradition ....
Cooked Rice Idli
Recipe# 1708
19 Apr 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
These super-soft idlis are made with a combination of readymade idli rava and cooked rice along with fluffy, wet-ground urad dal. It is easier to prepare this idli compared to the traditional one, as you need to soak wet-grind only the urad dal. It is also a relatively foolproof method that is ....
Chatpata Dahiwala Bread
Recipe# 2876
17 Aug 18

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by Tarla Dalal
Bread loaves, although of western origin, have been ably used by Indians in many indigenous preparations including bhajias and upma. Here is another such exciting desi creation with bread. Cubes of bread coated with a tangy curd masala are seasoned and sautéed till brown and crisp. You will enjoy ev ....
Wagharelo Rotla
Recipe# 41285
09 Dec 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An upma like dish made with powdered rotlas, the Wagharelo Rotla is a classic, time-tested way to make use of leftover rotlas. The characteristic taste and aroma of rotlas linger on even after they are powdered, and when cooked with ingredients like onions, ginger, garlic and green chillies, the ....
Idli Upma, Upma with Left Over Idlis Recipe
Recipe# 1670
15 Oct 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
This is how South Indian typically finish off leftover idlis made properly, it is so tasty that you can even serve it to guests. Sometimes, people even make Idli upma out of fresh idlis, as it is an interesting alternative to usual
Whole Wheat Salad Garlic Tomato Chutney Wrap
Recipe# 4675
11 Sep 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
People often undo the benefits of a veggie-loaded filling by rolling it into a nutrition-scarce refined flour wrap. Why not use leftover chapatis as a wrap instead—as shown in this recipe? It will make innovative use of leftovers while also ensuring better nutrition. This Whole Wheat Salad Garlic To ....
Stuffed Moong Sprouts Dosa
Recipe# 4666
11 Sep 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
If you love tacos, wraps and just veggie-loaded snacks, you will love this stuffed dosa too! The Stuffed Moong Sprouts Dosa is a filling breakfast that provides a good wallop of protein (for healthy cells), calcium (for healthy bones) and iron (for haemoglobin). It is also an innovative and tasty wa ....
Onion Tomato Uttapam, Tomato Onion Uttapa
Recipe# 40921
19 Apr 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Onion Tomato Uttapam is a sumptuous South Indian snack, often had for breakfast or dinner. It is basically a thick pancake, made with dosa batter and topped with juicy onions and tangy tom ....
Vagharela Bhaat ( Gujarati Recipe)
Recipe# 35788
23 Nov 14

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by Tarla Dalal
No waste, no haste! here is an easy and tasty dish that can be made in a jiffy with leftover rice. As a variation of this vagherala bhaat recipe, you can also add and sauté some onions after the tempering. Serve with fresh curds, to complement the spicy nature of this delicacy.
Mini Spinach Idlis
Recipe# 39350
19 Oct 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A quick and easy breakfast option, if you have idli batter ready on hand. These nice-looking green idlis are full of the goodness of spinach, and have a semi-spicy twang too, thanks to the green chilli paste. Since they are made in a convenient mini format, you can even serve these Mini Spinach Idli ....
Bread Upma ( Microwave Recipe)
Recipe# 34559
04 Apr 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Sandwiches somehow lack the desi feel, whatever you put in between! change the menu to bread upma instead, and mom’s touch comes alive. With simple ingredients and a quick microwave procedure, this is a 100 per cent hassle-free snack. Don’t dip the bread for a long time, as it will lose its texture. ....
Idli Milagai Podi, Malgapodi Idli
Recipe# 40343
02 Oct 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Watch leftover idlis transform into a delectable tiffin treat that your kids will love to munch on. Tossing the idli cubes with ghee and malgapodi makes it spicy and tasty, and also ensures that it stays soft and moist in the tiffin box for around 5 hours. Even when you do not have leftover id ....
Chapati Masala Noodles
Recipe# 22635
21 Jan 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Leftover chapatis get a thrilling makeover in this recipe. Tossed with crunchy veggies and spice powders, the humble chapati transforms into a spicy and tangy snack, with the same irresistible charm of noodles. The addition of pav bhaji masala is really the master stroke in the preparation of the Ch ....
Thepla Paneer Wrap
Recipe# 33085
21 Apr 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is an exciting new use for theplas, which you would always have seen as a traditional Gujarati snack. In this recipe, you will find that flavourful methi-tinged theplas transform into an all-new treat when smeared with tangy chunda and packed with a peppy flavoured paneer and cauliflower mixtur ....
Whole Wheat Roti Chivda
Recipe# 41301
30 Aug 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Whole Wheat Roti Chivda is a light and tasty snack, which can be made with fresh or leftover rotis. The rotis are shredded and sautéed with a tempering of cumin seeds and other tasty ingredients like onions, green chillies and garlic. A dash of lemon juice and a garnish of finely chopped cor ....
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