Seyal Phulka (Leftover Rotis in Garlic tomato curry)
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A simple and delicious way to enjoy leftover rotis, phulkas (unleavened flatbreads)
Serves: 2
  • 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)
  1. 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.
  2. Quickly add grated tomatoes, chillies, salt, turmeric and coriander powder and fry on high heat till the raw smell of tomatoes go away.
  3. 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.
  4. As soon as the mixture starts bubbling, tear the rotis into bite size pieces, and add to the boiling mixture.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 !
Recipe by Sindhi Rasoi |Sindhi Recipes at