Sunday, 11 January 2015

Vaghereli rotli (left over chapati in yoghurt gravy)

This is one of warming, comforting dishes that is very easy, healthy and quick to make. Extremely satisfying dish. This dish is always the sort of thing that i crave every once in a while and also when I am on my own and wanting to get snuggled up on the sofa, all safe and cosy. :D

When I make chapatis, sometime I make a few too many and then freeze the leftovers for this dish
alone because i love it so so much and cuts down a. lot of cooking time drastically.

It is cooked in a  sour yoghurt gravy, so it is a good source of calcium too! And great for using yoghurt that is close to its sell by date. You would never believe how tasty this dish is. I just think its amazing when you think that it is all made with leftovers! Simply delicious!!!


8 or so left over chapatis,
1 cup of sour yoghurt,
2 1/2 - 3 cups of water,
1 1/2 tbs oil,
1/2 tsp mustard seeds,
a pinch of hing or asafoetida powder,
1/4 tsp methi or fenugreek seeds,
1/2 tsp cumin seeds,
1 tsp each garlic and ginger pastes,
a few curry leaves
1/2 tsp dhana- jeera powder or coriander-cumin powder
1 tsp of sugar or to taste,
salt to taste,
fresh coriander to garnish.


1. Tear the chapatis and keep to one side.
2. Heat up the oil on a medium heat and once it is hot enough, add the mustard seeds.
3. When they pop add the cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, curry leaves, asafoetida, and fry for a few seconds before adding the garlic and the ginger pastes and the turmeric. Fry on a low heat for a few minutes until the turn translucent and the raw smell goes.
4. Add some salt to taste, sugar and the water, bring back to the boil and simmer for about 1 or 2 minutes.
5. Add the yoghurt and the torn up chapattis, test for seasoning, if its ok then sprinkle with coriander and serve steaming hot! Enjoy and feel free to comment and let me know what you think! :D :D