Wednesday, September 19, 2007

WBB : Breakfast from Leftover Bhakri (Jowar roti)

I cannot believe this...more than 10 days since my last post! Time sure flies. There were so many things to attend to, the last few days, that I just could not manage to write anything new. My family had started wondering whether I had lost interest in blogging ;) What a scary thought ! :))
Anyhoo, coming back to today's post...the recipe that I am sharing today is really simple and fast to make. We call it 'Dahi- Bhakri' which is nothing but crumbled Jowar roti mixed with plain yogurt and some tadka. Whenever there is leftover Bhakri, the breakfast for next morning is always 'Dahi Bhakri'. When I was in school, a lot of times, my mom used to make this for me as an after-school snack and I used to love it! I even remember, that once, my mom was not at home and my dad offered to make this snack for me. I was so skeptical at this idea, as I had rarely seen my dad in the kitchen. But he, very lovingly made it the way he used to have it as a kid, and boy, was I impressed! To this day, I cherish that afternoon and the taste of his 'dahi bhakri' still lingers on my tongue.
This can also be served for lunch or dinner as a side dish. This is my entry for WBB#15 : Leftovers, hosted by Nandita of Saffron Trail.

Ingredients: (serves 2)
2-3 Leftover Bhakris (Jowar)
4-5 tbsp Plain Yogurt
1/4 cup Milk
2 tbsp Daanyacha koot (Roasted peanut powder)
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)

For the phodni (tadka):
1 tbsp oil
1/4 tsp Mohri (mustard seeds)
1/4 tsp Jeera (cumin seeds)
1/4 tsp Hing (Asafoetida)
2 Dried red chillies
1 Big clove of garlic chopped

Tear the bhakris and then crumble them until you have tiny pieces of the bhakri. This can be easily done in the food processor too. To the crumbled bhakris, add salt, peanut powder and cayenne pepper if using. Now, in a small kadhai, heat the oil. Then add the mustard seeds and once they start popping, add the cumin seeds. Next add the hing and then the red chillies. Fry for a minute and then add the chopped garlic cloves. Fry till they turn golden. Make sure that you don't fry them too much, or else the garlic will become bitter. Pour this phodni (tadka) over the Bhakri mixture. Mix in the yogurt and milk. Mix well. You can adjust the quantity of milk and yogurt to your liking. Garnish with chopped cilantro. Enjoy!

My Dad's Version:
Instead of adding roasted peanut powder, add daanyachi chutney (peanut chutney), which is a dry chutney. I will post the recipe for this chutney in my next post.


musical said...


Thats a yummy b'fast with left over bhakris. Am sure it will work with left over polis and tortillas too :). I will try it soon!

Asha said...

That is clever, looks like a yummy dish to eat in the morning.I prefer to add yogurt,gives it a tang!:))
I will have to make some Bhakris to try this, will do!

Richa said...

me too! could not update for a long time, finally did it this am :)
i thot it would be a dry dish, this gravy dish looks yum with all that dahi/dudh, a must try! but first someone needs to make those bhakri's for me :)

bhags said...

nice fix for the leftover bhakari...for me to try this, ifirdt need to learn hoe to make bhakari

Roopa(KitchenAromas) said...

How wonderful! I echo other's concerns - how do I get bhakri?! Making bhakri, I have come to realize is my biggest culinary challenge. I just read your detailed steps on making them..awesome! Only if I had the courage to fail over and over again ;)

Laavanya said...

That's looks yummy tee and awfully sweet of your dad. I've never tasted bhakri before... :(

Shankari said...

cool idea, I will try them with my left over rotis

bee said...

you mean to say, there would be bhakris left over? bhakris are so yummy, in my home they won't be left over. of course, anything in dahi tastes good. i even put dahi in farsan, motichoor laddoo, anything that happens to be near the dahi.

Siri said...

Cool post.. and good usage of left overs like Bhakri..:D ...

Manasi said...

Mymom would make etra bhakris becoz my dad likes this!!! YUM!!

Seena said...

Nice BF from leftover rotis, can take this as evening snack too..

Vcuisine said...

That's sound interesting Tee. Very nice. Viji

Suganya said...

What a simple but fantastic creations. Love the addition of dahi.

sra said...

Losing interest in blogging is a scary thought indeed! The bhakri looks good.

priyah said...

my mom used to make something similar to this with chappatis..just remembered that taste.. :) have to make it some time...

Nags said...

nice entry. i am just done with mine :)

Pooja V said...

yummy fix for left overs. We do the same at home. I havnt tried my hand bhakris so i would take a long time to try this.

Mishmash ! said...

I have never tasted this...but it looks just great and very tempting, truly !


Priyanka said...

Thats something new to me Tee. plus its healthy and tasty to boot. will definitely try it out:)

TheCooker said...

Lovely post!
Stale bhakris taste so good, don't they?

Suma Gandlur said...

Interesting. This sure is very new to me.

Sharmi said...

sounds like a great idea. will have to try sometime.

Hima said...

Awesome. Wish I could have some. Great entry.

Padma said...

This is the most comfortable post for me. As it is I am not good at doing bhakris, now I have a recipe to make out of my blunder bhakris :)
thanks for sharing Tee!

Jyothi said...

really yummy and delightful breakfast. Great idea tee. Lovely entry too. Thanks for sharing.

lakshmi said...

daanyachi chutney is one of my favourites - waiting for your next post

Vani said...

mmm...looks so yummy n satsfying:)
never came across this recipe b4.

Can u make this only with Bhakris???

SeeC said...

Very inviting Tee.

I am also in the same state as worries :)

Tee said...

Thanks Musical! I have never tried making it with poli or tortilla,but do let me know how it goes.

thanks Asha! The dahi does give a nice tang to the dish...milk is added to thin out the dish a little otherwise it starts clumping together and dries out.

Richa, i hope you try this out...the best part is the bhakris don't have to be round or thin :) When i initially started making bhakris, we would have this dish often as my bhakris were good for this dish alone ;)

Tee said...

Bhags, roopa,
do try this out...once you have tasted this dish, you will be motivated to make bhakri more often. :)

Thanks Laavanya! I hope you get to taste will love it.:)

Shankari, do let me know how it goes with rotis...we make this dish only with jowar roti.

Bee, to tell you the truth, everytime i make bhakri thinking that there will be leftovers and everytime i end up with just 1 -2 bhakris ;) I love dahi with farsan too and to that i love to add any usal...yum! :)

Siri, Manasi, Seena, Suganya, Viji, Sra, Priyah, Nags, Pooja, Mishamash,

do try it out and let me know how you like it.

love stale bhakri!

Suma, Sharmi, Hima,
Thanks !

Thanks Padma! 'Blunder bhakris'sounds like a great term! :)

Tee said...

Thanks Jyothi!

Lakshmi, thanks! Will post the recipe for daanyachi chutney soon.

Thanks Vani,
We have always made this with bhakri and I never have seen anything like this made with chapatis.If you do try it with chapatis, do let me know.

Thanks Seec!

Latha Narasimhan said...

Bhakri it self is tasty! adding peanuts etc to crushed bhakris sounds wonderful! Definitely a sumtous breakfast!:))
I visit every day looking for new post! So there is no way you can lose interest!

Jeena said...

Yuumy great recipe sounds like your dad is a good cook too. :)

TBC said...

Hey Tee, good to have you back. A break is good. Sometimes we get too addicted to blogging:-( but losing interest in blogging IS scary;-)
I have never tasted this. Sounds really good.

Vcuisine said...

Tee, expecting your entry to RCI Tamil Festival Event. Check out my blog for details. Thanks in advance. Viji