August 10, 2010

Chapathi Ladoo ~ Leftover magic

With the onset of monsoon, most of the days, we have roti for dinner. Earlier, roti wasn't a favorite with my husband for dinner. He doesn't have problem eating it for breakfast, but when it comes to dinner, I will have to make parathas with various stuffing. Of late, he has started liking roti for dinner. I always count and make. But when guests are there, I tend to make more, just in case it falls short. Some days, I do have one or two as leftovers, which will be used up during lunch. Once I had four rotis from previous day's dinner and I made ladoos. I have been wanting to try this for a long time, after seeing the same in many blogs. It was enough to satisfy the sweet cravings during the day.

There isn't much of a recipe here. The rotis are to be made crisp so that it can be powdered. The roti powder is mixed in melted jaggery and cooked till it gets together. Its then shaped into balls while warm. The measurements are approximate and take it as cue. You can add some roasted cashews or raisins or some roasted coconut too.  Next time, I wanted to try it with dates in place of jaggery.

You need

  • Roti - 4 nos, preferably a day old
  • Jaggery powdered  - 2 tablespoons
  • Ghee -1 teaspoon


Heat a tawa. Roat the roti one by one till it is crisp. Alternatively, you can MW it for a minute and give another minute of standing time. It will turn crisp, like papad. Break the crisp rotis into pieces and pulse in the mixer grinder to powder. The consistency of the powder is up to you. If you want you can powder it fine or coarsely, as I did.

Heat a kadai.Add a teaspoon of ghee. When ghee is hot, add the powdered jaggery. When the jaggery melts and starts bubbling, tip the roti powder. Mix so that it comes together. Remove from fire. When it is warm, shape into lemon sized balls. If it doesn't hold, add few drops of milk.

You can serve this as after school snack for kids.

This goes to PJ's  scrumptious delights from left overs


  1. Wowo i have never had laddos with toties, such a clever thing to do.

  2. I count and make rotis I shall drop a little more flour in just to have these:)

  3. This was my Mom's favorite lunch box item.

  4. What an innovative yet simple recipe!Thanks for sending it to the event :)

  5. looks yummy and i have to give try for it

  6. wow they looks so perfect ...beautiful idea of making ladoos from leftover roties ...must try it soon


  7. amazing- showed it to my hubby and he said "try it!". Very original!

  8. Good way to re-use the kadak rotis..Thylam..Thanks :)

  9. Hi,

    We make it in a slightly different way.
    Once powder is made of leftover roties in the same mixer jar with roti powder add powdered jaggery & ghee and grind again.
    The mixture is ready to make ladoos.


  10. Hi J,

    We do something similar with the remains from the making of ghee. mix atta and jaggery and make it in to balls...Sneha loves it...and by the way I NEVER have leftover rotis!!!


  11. Never knew one could make Laddoos out of chapathi..wonderful!!

  12. This sounds excellent. Have seen people make laddoos with puris but never with chappathis! The few leftover chappathis I have from dinner are always my daughter's breakfast the next morning as she loves them. :)

  13. I would love to try this.It looks delicious.I hope you won't mind,I'd love to guide Foodista readers to this post.Just add the jaggery widget to the end of this post and it's all set, Thanks!

  14. Nice idea. Leftover rotis in my home are usually turned into a sort-of upma for breakfast.

  15. I simply make a roll roti:). But I like this laddoo. My mother would make this for us when we were kids.


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