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Left Over Recipes

(Recycling leftover Indian food, Recipes with leftover bread, rice, rotis, idlis, upma and side dishes, Don't Waste Food)

Are you among those who do not like to waste food? Are you breaking your heat thinking "What to do with the leftover food?" . I believe that's the right thing to do. Our motto is to encourage everyone to cook and eat healthy food at home. At the same time it is important that you find smart ways to use up the left overs.

It is not practical to make a perfect amount of food every time. Left over food is very common, especially when you have guests at home. In those days, my grandmother used to give the left over food to some poor people who gladly take it. These days it is difficult to find people who are in need of food here in India. Thanks to our developing country - everyone has food. That doesn't give us excuse to throw away the left overs. There are millions of people still starving in some other part of our country or the world. Indirectly, the food we waste causes a global food imbalance and contributes to starvation. How? Yes, the more food gets wasted, the food demand increases which results in higher price for food. This higher price is a luxury for many people who cannot afford.

To avoid food wastage, it doesn't necessarily have to be reheating and eating the same food again. That might be boring to everyone. Many people have a good motive and promptly refrigerate left overs. At the next meal, they find it so boring to eat the same thing. There are also other dishes which looses its taste and texture on reheating. Do not worry. You can convert them into interesting and delicious new dishes. Here in this page you can find many (40+) innovative ways of using up your left over everyday food like idli, rice, roti, curries etc. Try them and clean up your refrigerator.

Recipes with leftover Idlis

Curd Idli Curd Idli Fried Idlis Fried Idlis Sambhar Idli Sambhar Idli Masala Idli Masala Idli
Chilli Egg Idli Chilli Egg Idli Idli Upma Idli Upma

Recipes with leftover Roti (Chapati)

Kothu Barotta Kothu Barotta Masala Roti Masala Roti Roti Porridge Roti Porridge

Recipes with leftover Bread

Bread Pudding Bread Pudding Bread Chaat Bread Chaat Chilli Bread Chilli Bread Shahi Tukda Shahi Tukda
Bread ka Upma Bread ka Upma Bread Poha Bread Poha Bread Pakoda Bread Pakoda

Recipes with leftover Vadai

Sambhar Vadai Sambar Vada Vada Curry Vada Curry Dahi Balle Dahi Balle (Thayir Vadai)

Recipes with leftover Upma or Kichadi

Broken Wheat Patties Broken Wheat Cutlets

Recipes with leftover Rice

Rice Pudding Rice Pudding Lemon Rice Lemon Rice Potato Pulav Potato Pulav Fried Rice Fried Rice
Curry Leaf Rice Curry Leaf Rice Tomato Rice Tomato Rice Ellu Sadam Ellu Sadam Mango Rice Mango Rice
Curd Rice Curd Rice Mint Coriander Rice Mint Coriander Rice Coconut Rice Coconut Rice Puliyodharai Puliyodharai (Tamarind Rice, Puliyogare)

Recipes with leftover Curries

Channa Pasta Channa Pasta Dal Roti Dal Roti haingan Bartha Sandwich Bhaingan Bartha Sandwich

Other leftover recipes

Tender Coconut Phirni Tender Coconut Phirni Watermelon Halwa Watermelon Halwa Watermelon Curry Watermelon Curry Watermelon Dosa Watermelon Dosa
Watermelon Kheer Watermelon Kheer Sambara Podi Sambara Podi

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Comments (14)

Person Nidhi   (October 12, 2016)
I have cut mixed vegetables like Potato, Beans, Carrot, mushrooms, baby corn etc..they are raw and ket in water in the fridge. What can I do with it?
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (October 13, 2016)
You can make vegetable biryani (, vegetable kurma ( or mixed veg. poriyal (
Person Sinduja   (October 2, 2016)
This is a great idea - sustainability and health combined! Thank you so much! :)
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (October 5, 2016)
Thank you very much for the appreciation.
Person vaishnavi natrajan   (April 17, 2016)
Ammaaa. Yummmmmaaaaa
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (April 17, 2016)
Person pravitha   (March 22, 2016)
I loved the recipe with left over rice tomato rice was so yummmyyy
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (March 23, 2016)
Glad to hear that Pravitha.
Person Pradha   (March 5, 2016)
Please suggest recipes using leftover roti/wheat dough
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (March 6, 2016)
Recipes with leftover rotis are already there - the second section.
Person Jayalakshmi   (January 23, 2015)
I like different type s of idlis.. Curd,masala,fried totally different.. I like it..
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (January 26, 2015)
Thank You.
Person NEHA   (April 22, 2014)
VERY GOOD.....................
Person Dahlia (S.I.R. Author)   (April 22, 2014)
Thank you so much..

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