After having an extravagant dinner, haven’t you ever wondered what to do with the leftover food? Throwing it away means wasting all the time and effort you put into carefully preparing the meal. Surely, you would store it in the refrigerator and consume it the next day. But, what if we tell you that you can turn that leftover food into a yummy and healthy recipe! Sounds tempting, right?
We think so too, and you’ll be thrilled at trying your hand in cooking them for lunch, as we showcase some of the best ways to reuse your leftover food in the list below:
1. Dal Pav Bhaji: If you have some leftover dal, you can use it to make some tasty pav bhaji the next day. Dal pav bhaji may taste a bit sweeter than your regular pav bhaji, but it’s really worth trying out. Simply prepare the veggie mixture you would add in the bhaji, and mash it together. Add the mashed veggies to your dal and stir. Add the pav bhaji masala and some salt. Serve it with pav and Nutralite.
2. Keema Parathas: Prepare the dough for the parathas. Flatten one portion of the dough and place the keema (preferably dry) in between, cover it with another portion of the dough and press the edges until they are secured in place. In a frying pan, cook the parathas until golden brown with some Nutralite. Serve it hot and repeat the same with the remaining dough.
3. Frittatas: Make use of your leftover veggies, meats, grains, seafood, etc. by turning them into frittatas. Whisk them up with eggs and pour it into a pan. Add your choice of herbs and spices, and some cheese as well.
4. Wraps: One of the best ways to make leftover veggies and chapatis fun is to turn them into wraps. Whether it’s aloo matar, baingan bharta, or even palak paneer, using them as a base for your wraps will make for a healthy and hearty snack.
5. Roti Porridge: Porridge made using leftover chapatis can be healthy and tasty, without going stale. Microwave the chapatis for 2 minutes until they turn crispy. Then, break the chapatis and grind until it’s a fine powder. Combine milk, cut some fresh and dry fruits, honey and the powdered chapatis in a bowl. Serve chilled.
By trying these recipes in your kitchen, you will save time you would have spent preparing completely new meals the next day. While it’s not necessary that you have to throw a big feast in order to leave some food for the next day, even if you cook something extra the day before, you can still turn it into an awesome meal the next day, with the above smart recipe ideas.