How to make Roti Upma -

Ideal way to use up leftover rotis - crumble them and toss in a spicy tempering

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is contributed by Member Lata Gupta.

Main Ingredients : Rotis (रोटियाँ), Tomato (टमाटर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Roti Upma

Roti Upma Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 6-10 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Roti Upma Recipe

  • Rotis 6

  • Tomato finely chopped 1 large

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Ginger-garlic-green chilli paste 2 tablespoons

  • Curry leaves 8-10

  • Onion finely chopped 1 large

  • Oil 4 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped for garnish


Step 1

Grind the rotis in a grinder. Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and when they crackle add ginger-garlic and chilli paste and curry leaves and saute for a minute.

Step 2

Add onions and saute till translucent. Add tomatoes and cook till it gets cooked. Add rotis, salt and lemon juice and then add coriander powder.Serve hot.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.