Thursday, September 26, 2019


We have all learnt from our elders not to waste any left-overs.  We should re-use them in some innovative way to create a new dish. I had about 7-8 pieces of rice and mix dal dhoklas left-over after a party. I crumbled them and made upma for breakfast. It turned out so good.

Dhoklas .............. 7-8 pieces
Onion ................. 1 small (about 1/4 cup chopped)
Green chillies ... 1-2
Curry leaves ..... few
Coriander leaves .. handful
Mustard seeds .. 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds ..... 1/2 tsp
Urad dal ........... 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida ....... 1 pinch
Salt ................ to taste
Oil ................. 2-3 tbsps


Take the left over pieces of dhoklas in a plate.

Crumble them.

Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal and asafoetida.

When they crackle add the curry leaves and green chillies.

Next add the chopped onion and saute until translucent.

Now add the crumbled dhoklas and mix well.

Add salt to taste. Sprinkle little water and simmer for a minute or two.  Finally add the coriander leaves.

 Serve hot with any chutney of your choice.

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  1. This upma with leftover dhoklas so much reminds me of Amiri khaman without the chutney and sev on it. A great way to give new life to a leftover dish.

  2. what a fabulous way to use up the leftovers. Looks like just about anything can be made into upma.

    1. That's true dear.. We could make it from many other things too.

  3. Amazing way to use the leftovers without wasting anything. Love dhokla myself and this Upma looks delicious too.


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