Vaghareli Rotli Recipe - Roti Ka Poha

If ever you have some leftover rotis at home, then you must give this crispy and delicious Vaghareli Rotli a try. Also known as Roti Ka Poha takes just 10 minutes to make and goes well with a hot cup of chai.

Archana Doshi
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Vaghareli Rotli or Roti Ka Poha is a crispy masala roti that is seasoned with asafoetida, red chillies and curry leaves, that makes a perfect breakfast or a tea time snack. If ever you have left over Phulka's, Puris, Chapati, Tawa Paratha or even thepla, tear them all up and toss it on the pan until lightly crisp along with a tadka. 

The Rotli’s are either cut into small pieces or torn by hand and then tossed in seasoning that is filled with texture and flavor. Serve this dish along with bowl of fruits and a hot cup of Cha. The dish also tastes great when topped with finely chopped tomatoes, onions, cucumber along with Sev, making it fresh and perfect for weekend breakfast or an afternoon snack.

Serve the Vaghareli Rotli Recipe (Roti Ka Poha) along with a hot cup of Adrak Chai for breakfast or as a tea time snack.

You may also like to try other leftover roti recipes and enjoy them at your home.

  1. Leftover Roti Cutlet
  2. Punjabi Choori Recipe

Note: The more often you make it; you will discover the texture that you like best. This dish has to be consumed immediately, as when kept for a longer time, it tends to get brittle and rubbery.

Course: Indian Breakfast
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

20 M

Cooks in

10 M

Total in

30 M


4 Servings


  • 2 cups Leftover roti , (phulka or chapati) chopped into half inch squares approximately (about 10 Rotlis)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves , roughly torn
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Vaghareli Rotli Recipe - Roti Ka Poha

  1. To begin making the Vaghareli Rotli, in a large bowl, combine the chopped rotlis.

  2. Heat oil in a pan on medium high; add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and allow them to crackle. 

  3. Add the turmeric powder, curry leaves, red chilli powder and asafoetida. Stir for a few seconds

  4. Stir in the torn roti until well combined with the seasoning. Turn the heat to low and roast the vaghareli rotli mixture until slightly crisp, stirring occasionally.

  5. Once the desired texture is achieved turn off the heat and serve the Vaghareli Rotli immediately.

  6. Serve the Vaghareli Rotli Recipe (Roti Ka Poha) along with a hot cup of Adrak Chai for breakfast or as a tea time snack.