Try This Roti Ka Salan For Breakfast, Recipe Inside
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Roti is a staple food in many households in our country. It is a type of flatbread that is made from wheat flour and is typically served with a variety of curries or chutneys. While roti is usually made fresh and consumed immediately, it is not uncommon for there to be leftover roti after a meal. Instead of letting these leftovers go to waste, there are many creative and delicious ways to repurpose them into new dishes. Today, let us tell you about a way to use leftover roti and transform them into new and exciting meal that will have your taste buds dancing. Whether you have a few leftover rotis or a whole batch, you’ll be surprised at how versatile this humble bread can be when you make this dish called roti ka salan.

Roti ka salan is a delicious breakfast dish that is a little less known. It is a curry-based dish that is served with freshly-made rotis, a type of flatbread. The dish has its roots in the Hyderabadi cuisine. It is known for its spicy and tangy flavor, which is achieved through a combination of spices and herbs used in the preparation. Roti ka salan is also a nutritious breakfast option, as it contains a good balance of carbohydrates, proteins, and essential vitamins and minerals. Here’s a simple recipe.


  • 4-5 rotis, torn into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2-3 green chilies, slit lengthwise
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 cup water
  • Fresh coriander leaves for garnish


  • Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Add the sliced onions and sauté until they are golden brown. 
  • Add the minced garlic and green chilies, and cook for another minute. 
  • Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until they are soft and mushy. 
  • Add the turmeric powder, red chili powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, and salt. Stir well to combine and cook for 2-3 minutes. 
  • Add the yogurt and stir well. Cook for another 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  • Add the torn roti pieces and water, and stir well. Cover the pan and simmer for 5-7 minutes or until the roti pieces have absorbed the gravy and softened. 
  • Garnish with fresh coriander leaves and serve hot with additional rotis or rice.

If you want, you can also add your choice of protein such as boiled eggs, chicken or even vegetables like potatoes or cauliflower to this recipe to make it more hearty and nutritious and tailor it according to your taste palette.