Seyal Phulka: Give Your Leftover Phulkas A Sindhi Spin

Wasting food is never appreciated, which is why in Indian households everything is measured - from the atta to the water to make just the right quantity of food to feed all. However, sometimes, things go beyond your control and you are left with leftover food. But again, that is not too much of a problem, because across the country, you would find ingeniously creative ways to put those leftovers to use. Seyal Phulka is a fine example from the ever-so-vivid Sindhi cuisine.  

If you are even remotely aware of Sindhi cuisine, you would, perhaps, know how the Sindhis like their food full of spices and drama. In Seyal Phulka, also known as Seyal Mani, leftover phulkas are given a bold makeover. Here, leftover rotis are cut into thin strips, and then tossed in a fresh sauce made of onion, tomatoes, and ginger. Now wait, doesn’t that sound like a dish you may have already eaten? That’s right, you can call it a Sindhi pasta too, except the ingredients used here are traditional and easily available.  

Seyal Phulka is a popular Sindhi breakfast item, because it is the easiest thing to rustle up early in the morning. All you need to do is, take some leftover chapatis and cut them up into thin strips. Then in a pan, you have to prepare a delicious masala made of tomatoes, garlic, ginger, green chilli, and just toss everything together when done. It is not mandatory to use phulkas, you can make this classic breakfast dish with puris too. Here’s a recipe.

While making this dish, use chopped onions, potatoes, green chillies, and tomatoes. To get a more wholesome taste, fry the chopped onions and potatoes in ghee, and then add ginger, green chillies and sauté well until the potatoes are soft. Mix well and go back to the torn puris. Add it to the masala, followed by chopped tomatoes. It is wise to use tomatoes later since it releases water. Mix all the spices well with red chilli powder, amchur, turmeric, and salt. Add some water, let it dry a bit and serve hot garnished with coriander. Sounds yummy? Try the recipe soon, it is easier than you think and we bet you won’t be able to stop after one bite.