Leftover Roti Recipes for Toddlers and Kids


Isn’t it true that you always see excess food left over while winding up the kitchen work?

Although you try hard to cook adequate food, it often happens that you end up stuffing left over food in the fridge. Not an issue!

Today I would like to share with you some ideas on recipes with leftover roti that you made for dinner.

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Healthy and innovative leftover roti recipes:

Usually we give 1 or 2 left over rotis to accessible animals/birds around our house. This makes a wonderful playtime for my kid, who enjoys watching this scene and happily serves the cows.

However, when left over roti is in bulk, I keep them covered in a cloth and put it in a container to keep the moisture so that I can innovate delicious leftover-makeover afterwards.

#1. Crisp roti bites recipe

If I end up with 5 or more rotis, I turn them into a teatime snack.

Cut the rotis into small diamond or square shaped pieces of one-inch size. Use a pizza cutter for this purpose as the edges would come neat.

Deep-fry them in oil until crisp. Take care as it will darken soon when you fry chapathi pieces. Take them on kitchen towel to remove excess oil.

Sprinkle salt and pepper powder for spice. You can sprinkle any of your favorite flavors, like dry mango powder or chat masala powder, if you are not giving to kids.

This leftover roti recipe, crisp roti bites is a perfect combination with your masala chai and surprise snack when there are guests.

#2. Roti pizza recipe

If there are 5 or less rotis, I make them into pizza style roti cheela. This recipe is a great hit with my 3 year old.

Presenting to you the simplest topping that you can try quickly.


  • Besan or chickpea flour – 2 tablespoons
  • Chapati – 5
  • Onion – 1 (or) or small onions – 5
  • Tomatoes – 2
  • Green chili – 1 (or) red chili powder – 1 pinch
  • Garam masala – a pinch
  • Salt – to taste
  • Oil – as needed
  • Curry leaves, coriander leaves, – a few (optional)


Take besan in a bowl, add salt, turmeric powder and garam masala powder. Finely chop onions, tomatoes and chilies and add them to the bowl. Add a little water and make a paste out of it. Not to be too watery in consistency.

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Heat the tawa and apply oil or ghee all over. Take one chapati, and apply the paste on top of it. Do not make a thick layer

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When the tawa is hot enough, flip the chapati, so that the besan portion is on the tawa.

Keep in a small flame and keep pressing slowly on the top of chapati. Remove when done. Flip and heat the other side little bit.

Make pieces and you can serve this with mint chutney or tomato ketchup. They look like pizza pieces and the little ones would love this desi version of pizza. You can even use left-over salad and make varieties of topping.

You can even flip over and add some grated cheese on the topping, if your kid likes cheese.

Try these leftover roti recipes and let us know how you liked it. You can also refer to the leftover dosa batter recipes for kids.

Hope you liked this article on leftover roti recipes for toddlers and kids. Have you tried some recipes for good leftovers that you might like to share? Share with me in comments.


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Durga is a software professional turned home maker, currently living in Germany, with husband and almost 4 year old son Jayadev. She wants to share every bit of parenting ideas that is being gathered over the mom-years for the benefit of new parents.

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