Dudh ni Rotli – a wholesome cereal alternative

Dudh RotliI am one of ‘those’ parsis – the ones who can’t stand the taste of eggs. *Yes you can now pause to comment to your neighbour or to yourself on how this is possible – a bawa that doesn’t like eggs, it’s practically unheard of!* Well, because of my fussy taste-buds, as a child my mom was forced to come up with another protein filled alternative. And so, the Dudh ni Rotli was born.

Using only 5 ingredients, this is a classic ‘brekkie’ option, especially when you can’t stand another bowl of cereal and have a pile of stale rotis that the noisy crow will feast on again as there are no takers for the stale rotis. It also works great for those days when it’s pouring down and you want a wada pav but can’t be bothered wading through the floods (not quite as much but it’s a much healthier option). And, also for the days when you absolutely can’t be bothered making eggs (again) for the Mr. again. Try it out now and let me know how it turned out.

To make enough for two, you will need:

4 stale rotis, about 1 cup of milk, 1/2 tsp vanilla essence, 1/2 tsp each of elaichi (cardamom) and jaifal (nutmeg), 2tbsp of sugar (or more if you like your breakfast sweet).

Whipping up this genius breakfast is as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Soak the stale rotis in water for about 10 minutes until soft. Drain most of the water and pour in the milk
  2. While it heats on the stove, add in all the other ingredients – adjusting sugar to your tastebuds
  3. Stir until thick and a bit gluggy. When it is a thick enough consistency, pour into a bowl and serve hot.
  4. That’s it. I did say it was as easy as 1-2-3, so why would you read number 4???

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  1. says

    This looks delish. Will surely give it a go. I make vaghareli rotli with stale chapatis. That’s spicy and savory and if I feel like it I add potatoes as well. It’s like making poha.

  2. aafrin says

    Very unusual recipe. I make sweet crispy rotli bits from stale rotlis, which pack quite a pauschtic energy crunch. Will try your recipe next time round.

  3. Selena Shiwprasad says

    My grandma would always make this for me when I was little, I was craving for this, now I know how to make it, thanks

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