Roti upma happened in my kitchen because of a failed experiment! Can anyone believe that my trial by adding ajwain (Vamu) to roti dough was a big mistake? No.. had that mistake not happened, then this post wouldn't have happened either! So I had these not so soft rotis leftover from the previous night which would have gone into the trash (that usually doesn't happen - always gets transformed into something else!!) if I hadn't been told about this roti upma. This recipe is courtesy my Bhabhi, Lakshmi. I understand this is very similar to something called Chilli Paratha (Which I tasted at a potluck party last week). This is so simple that no one can go wrong with this. I had to prepare this twice in 1 hour as S asked for 2 more servings and also for dinner! So used up all the leftover rotis and done with dinner too!!

Ingredients -

Roti 3-4 nos (torn into bite size pieces)
Onion sliced 1 cup
Tomato diced 1/2 cup
Jeera powder 1 tsp
Chilli powder 1/4 tsp (or as per taste)
Salt as per taste
Soy sauce 1 tsp (or as per taste)
Seasoning (oil 2 tsp, jeera 1 tsp, peanuts handful)

Method Of Preparation - 

In a skillet, heat oil and add jeera and peanuts and roat them until brown.

Saute the sliced onions and add the diced tomato. After the tomato becomes a little mushy, add the roti pieces.

Drizzle in the soy sauce, add jeera(cumin) powder, chilli powder and salt.
Feel free to add any other masala powders of your preference.

Give a gentle mix to the mixture and switch off the stove. Squeeze in some lemon juice to taste!

I bet this is going to vanish in no time!

This goes to Umm Mymoonah's  'Anyone Can Cook Series 6'.

Serves 2 Adults
Preparation time 10 min 

Posted by Harini on Wednesday, November 3, 2010


  1. looks tempting.. i love roti made like this.. yumm..

  2. Umm Mymoonah Says:
  3. This is totally a different recipe, looks yummy. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook :)

  4. Priya Suresh Says:
  5. Quite a creative upma, thanks for sharing..

  6. Akila Says:
  7. wow really very new one... looks lovely dear...

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