Breakfast, lunch or dinner, there is always food left over. It often happens that no matter how much you prepare the food, but the food remains. Then this food is kept in the fridge and if the food is eaten the next day, then it is fine otherwise it is thrown away at last. This not only leads to wastage of food but also spoils your hard work. Many people also believe that once cooked food is reheated, its taste changes. If you feel the same way, here’s what you need to know about these delicious ways to reheat food, from dal and rice to idli and chapati.
Instead of microwaving the remaining dal, add this tempering to it. Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan, add a pinch of asafoetida, tsp cumin, green chilli and tsp red chilli powder. Let it crackle for a minute or two. Pour this tempering into the remaining dal and quickly close the lid so that the aroma of the dal absorbs. Keep the dal on medium heat and let it come to a boil. Now your dal is ready to be served.
Rice left? But don’t want to eat plain rice? So use those leftover rice in this way to make a complete meal. You can use plain boiled rice to make curd rice. To make this South Indian recipe, take 1 cup of leftover rice and keep them aside. Now heat 2 tbsp coconut oil in a pan, add 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, 1 curry leaf stalk, 1 dry red chilli, 1/2 tsp chana dal, 1/2 tsp urad dal and saute for two minutes. Let them crack. Now add the remaining rice and mix quickly. Switch off the gas and put about cup of curd in it. Garnish with pomegranate seeds, mix well and serve hot.
There are some leftover idlis in breakfast, so use them to make this fried idli fusion dish. To prepare the dish, first cut the idli into 4-5 parts. Now heat 2 tbsp oil in a pan, add 4 finely chopped garlic cloves, 1 small onion and fry for two minutes. Now add cubed capsicum- green, red or yellow as per your taste. Fry them for another couple of minutes. Add 1 tbsp soy sauce and 1 tbsp red chili sauce. Prepare a solution by mixing table spoon cornflour in a cup of water and pour it into the pan. Mix well and add chopped idlis to it. Coat them well in the spices. Add salt and tsp black pepper powder as per taste. Serve garnished with green onions.
Bread and Vegetable
If you do not want to eat the same roti-vegetable in dinner, then try this recipe. Grease the roti with a little butter and keep it on the pan, cook till it becomes slightly crisp from both the sides. Now keep it in a plate. Add mint chutney, ketchup and some mayo. Now put the remaining vegetable and spread it a little on the roti. Lastly, add freshly chopped onions over it. Now just roll the roti and enjoy the homemade kathi roll.