Spring announced its arrival, winter bid adieu, and summer is almost knocking at the doors. Holi(Indian Festival of colours ) is just few days away, and I am as usual grumpy and lethargic. No changes in SEASON of my MOOD. The diet regime seems to be improper, leaving me dull and tired whole day. I need to breakup my meals into more sensible way and include some more antioxidants and proteins too.
Of late we had been socializing more, that ends up in many unwanted calories in the body and the fight to get rid of those extra calories is proving to be strenuous.
On the whole, I am literally dragging myself to the daily grind, day after day. I am still researching (Highly dependent on Google for that) on consumption of protein shakes before work outs in Gym.Till now, I haven’t reached to any conclusion since there seems to be a lot of difference of opinion amongst people. Do you have any first hand information on that? Do share that with me please. I do not want lethargy to be an excuse for not working out
Coming to Recipe of the day, it has nothing to do with diet food or wonder milkshakes. Instead it has got something to do with leftovers..yeah, leftover rotis/phulkas. This is one very popular way of cooking with some leftover rotis , turning those into tangy, spicy morsels . And its so simple to cook, with just few basic ingredients.
- 4 Leftover Rotis (at least one meal stale)
- 2 Green chillies chopped (adjust as per taste)
- 2 small Tomatoes, grated
- Some Curry leaves
- ½ tsp Mustard seeds
- 4 Cloves of garlic
- ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
- 1 tsp Coriander powder
- Handful of Coriander leaves
- Salt as per taste
- 1 tsp oil
- 11/2 cup or more of water (Explained below)
- In a kadai or frying pan, take 1 tsp of oil, heat it, add chopped garlic, saute till it changes colour, add curry leaves and mustard seeds and let the seeds splutter.
- Quickly add grated tomatoes, chillies, salt, turmeric and coriander powder and fry on high heat till the raw smell of tomatoes go away.
- Add about a cup and half or more of water. Depending upon how OLD are your Rotis, the quantity of water required differs.The more stale (please do not use rotis more than a day old, that too if you have stored it well) ) and stiff the rotis, the more amount of water required.The softer and fresh the rotis, lesser the water quantity.
- As soon as the mixture starts bubbling, tear the rotis into bite size pieces, and add to the boiling mixture.
- Add coriander leaves and let it cook on medium to low flame.Go with your instincts as you watch the pieces of rotis, get dunked into water.If you feel that there isn't enough water in curry to soften the chapati, just cook the mixture on lowest flame, with lid put on the pan.
- Cook till all the water is dried up .Garnish with some more coriander and a drizzle of freshly squeezed lemon juice adds the holy tang to the yummy and easy to cook Seyal phulka.Enjoy !