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Last Updated : Feb 16,2018
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.
Top 10 breakfast recipes using leftovers
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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Bread Upma ( Breakfast Or Snack Recipe) 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 ....
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Dahiwali Roti by Tarla Dalal
A soup-style breakfast
that you can prepare from leftover chapatis, Dahiwali Roti is flavourful yet easy to prepare.
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Just m ....
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Chatpata Dahiwala Bread by Tarla Dalal
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Wagharelo Rotla by Tarla Dalal
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French Toast, Eggless French Toast by Tarla Dalal
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Spicy Tava Idlis 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.
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Try t ....
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Idli Upma, Upma with Left Over Idlis Recipe by Tarla Dalal
This is how South Indian
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Paneer Bhurji by Tarla Dalal
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Vagharela Bhaat ( Gujarati Recipe) by Tarla Dalal
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