Roti Churma(Namkeen)


Many times there are left over rotis or chapattis which we can’t eat as it becomes dry. Also doesn’t feel to throw it. We end up giving to maid. In such situation just keep the leftover rotis in fridge, covering with foil paper or in a box to avoid further drying. Use it to make this recipe called Roti churma (namkeen). I have mentioned namkeen because we often make sweet churma with fresh roti, ghee and Jaggery, for children. Try this Namkeen churma, can be prepared for breakfast.



  • Roti – 4 to 6(fresh rotis can be too added to increase the quantity)
  • Chopped onion – 1 medium
  • Cumin/jeera – 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Green chilli – 3 to 4
  • Peanut – ¼ cup
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Hing/Asafoetida – ¼ tsp
  • Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Curry leaves – 6 to 8
  • Chopped coriander – ¼ cup
  • Lemon juice – 1 tsp


  • Make churma of the rotis i.e. grind the rotis in a mixer(coarsely).
  • If the churma is dry sprinkle some water and mix. If adding fresh rotis make sure the rotis are cool to room temperature.
  • Heat oil in a kadhai. Add peanut and roast on medium flame.
  • Add cumin, Hing and mustard seeds.
  • Now add curry leaves and green chilli, sauté. Add chopped onion and cook till light golden color.
  • Add turmeric powder and red chilli powder. Mix
  • Add the churma and mix. Sprinkle some water if it dry and mix. Don’t add too much water, only add water sufficient to moisten the churma.
  • Add salt and lemon juice.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot.


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