Recipe of Chapati Chiwda | Chapati Chivda Recipe

Chapati or roti is a staple food of India just like rice. So there are occasions when there are a few leftover chapatis after finishing the meals. This easy and delicious Chapati Chivda of leftover chapatis is the one you can have as tea time snack or as breakfast. I love it so much that I often prepare it with fresh chapatis for breakfast! That way it is healthier 🙂

chapati chivda

If you are looking for some more breakfast options, check out

Besan Cheela

Kanda Poha/ Kande Pohe

Aloo Paratha

Eggless Pancakes

Semiya Upma/ Vermicelli Upma

Idli Fry

Recipe of Chapati Chiwda | Chapati Chivda Recipe
Recipe Type: Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine: Maharashtrian
Author: Shradha
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Serves: 2
  • 2 large sized chapatis broken into fine pieces
  • 1.5 to 2 tbsp oil/ tel
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds/ rai
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds/ jeera
  • 2 green chillies/ hari mirch chopped
  • 6-7 curry leaves/ kadi patta
  • 1 smalll sized onion/ pyaaz chopped
  • 12-15 peanuts/ moongfali ke daane
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric powder/ haldi
  • A generous pinch of asafoetida/ hing
  • 1/2 tsp salt or as per taste
  • 3/4 tsp sugar or as per taste
  • A few chopped coriander leaves/ dhaniya patta for garnishing

Recipe of Chapati Chiwda | How to make Chapati Chivda or Chapati Chura?

  1. Make fine pieces of fresh or leftover chapatis. You may do this with hands or in a mixer grinder on pulse mode. Note: If the chapatis are fresh, you will find it a bit difficult to break them into fine pieces.
  2. Heat oil in a kadhai or pan. Keep the gas flame on low or medium so that the tadka doesn’t get burnt. Tip:  I have used an iron kadhai as it is healthier to cook in iron utensils because they add to the iron content of food and may help prevent anaemia. To buy an iron kadhai on, please click on the link here: Zishta Traditional Hand Made Cast Iron Kadai (Medium Size): 8.5 inches Dia
  3. Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds and let them crackle.
  4. Next add cumin seeds and let them crackle.
  5. Add chopped green chillies and sauté for 5-7 seconds.
  6. Next go in the curry leaves, chopped onion and peanuts. Sauté the onion till it turns light brown in colour. By that time even the peanuts will get fried.
  7. Once the onion gets fried, add the turmeric powder and asafoetida and sauté for 4-5 seconds.
  8. Now add the chapati/ roti pieces and mix well.
  9. Once the tadka is mixed well into the chapati pieces, add salt and sugar. Note: Use salt cautiously because a little salt is generally added while making the chapatis. Mix well for around a minute till the sugar melts.
  10. Lastly garnish the chapati chiwda (chivda) with chopped coriander leaves.

Serve it with some curd and a hot cup of masala chai 🙂

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