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Breakfast using Leftovers recipes


Last Updated : Apr 07,2022



बचे हुए खाने से बना नाश्ता - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Breakfast using Leftovers recipes in Hindi)
વધેલી ખાવાની વસ્તુઓ વડે બનતા સવારના નાસ્તા - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Breakfast using Leftovers recipes in Gujarati)

Transform leftovers into a tasty breakfast

68 Indian Breakfast Recipes using leftovers | Indian Leftover recipes with Idlis, Bread, Paneer, Rice, Theplas |

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!

 Dahiwali Roti Dahiwali Roti

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.

 Cheesy Thepla Potato Wrap ( Tiffin Treats) Cheesy Thepla Potato Wrap ( Tiffin Treats)



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!
 

 Idli Upma, Upma with Left Over Idlis Recipe Idli Upma, Upma with Left Over Idlis Recipe

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
 

 French Toast, Eggless French ToastFrench Toast, Eggless French Toast

8 Common Indian 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 Indian 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

 Spicy Tava Idli Or How To Make Spicy Tava Idli Recipe Spicy Tava Idli Or How To Make Spicy Tava Idli Recipe

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


Chatpata Dahiwala BreadChatpata Dahiwala Bread

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

Whole Wheat Roti Chivda
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

 Thepla Paneer Wrap Thepla Paneer 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


Khichdi PakodasKhichdi Pakodas

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
 

 Fried Idlis with Curd Dip 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

 Masala Appe, Masala Paniyaram, Made From Idli Batter
 Masala Appe, Masala Paniyaram, Made From Idli Batter

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
 

 Paneer Open Toast Paneer Open Toast

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

 Vagharela Bhaat ( Gujarati Recipe) Vagharela Bhaat ( Gujarati Recipe)

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.

Bread Uttapam Recipe, Instant BreakfastBread Uttapam Recipe, Instant Breakfast

Happy Cooking!



Enjoy our 68 Indian Breakfast Recipes using leftovers | Indian Leftover recipes with Idlis, Bread, Paneer, Rice, Theplas | and try Our Other Breakfast Recipes below.


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Bread Upma, South Indian Style Bread Upma
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Recipe# 1708
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Masala Khichdi Paratha, Leftover Khichdi Paratha
Recipe# 36102
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Bhaat Na Poodla ( Gujarati Recipe)
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Spicy Chapati Cooked in Buttermilk
Recipe# 4676
08 Nov 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
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Paneer Bhurji
Recipe# 190
04 Mar 22

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Thepla Paneer Wrap
Recipe# 33085
20 Oct 21

 
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Onion Tomato Uttapam, Tomato Onion Uttapa
Recipe# 40921
02 Aug 21

 
 by Tarla Dalal
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Khichdi Pakora, Leftover Khichdi Pakoda
Recipe# 36101
05 Apr 22

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Chatpata Dahiwala Bread, Curd Bread Snack
Recipe# 2876
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Vagharela Bhaat, Vagharelo Bhaat From Leftover Rice
Recipe# 35788
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Masala Appe, Masala Paniyaram,  Made From Idli Batter
Recipe# 42039
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Spicy Tava Idlis
Recipe# 1669
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Dahi Idli
Recipe# 5022
16 Apr 20

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Crispy Bread Cups
Recipe# 4674
11 Sep 14

 
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An enticing and wholesome bread delight that can be served as a snack, a breakfast or as an appetizer before the main meal. Crispy Bread Cups contain loads of corn and low-fat milk, making it a great source of energy, calcium and protein, which are essential for healthy bones and muscles. Kids will ....
Paneer Methi Roti
Recipe# 1382
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Recipe# 41301
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Rice and Besan Pancake
Recipe# 22619
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You would never have imagined that leftover rice can be cooked up into such an exciting snack! Add some coriander and green chillies for pep, a few flours for binding, and there you have a quick-fix batter to make tasty Rice and Besan Pancakes. The batter made using 2 cups of leftover rice can make ....
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Recipe# 550
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Fried Idlis with Curd Dip
Recipe# 39308
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Recipe# 4681
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Recipe# 22625
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Recipe# 22626
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