Shital's-Kitchen: Chaash wali Rotli

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Chaash wali Rotli

છાશ વાળી રોટલી /Chaash wali rotli is nothing but a quick comfort food with left over chapatis or rotis. In fact, I like this so much that I make fresh rotis for this one :) Left over rotis/chapatis absorb yummy, tangy spiced buttermilk and soften while yet maintaining it's shape.

Chaash means Buttermilk made by whisking plain yogurt and water.
Rotli in Gujarati means roti, chapati, wheat tortilla (wheat flat bread)

I remember my mom making this quick chaash wali rotli for me while I would return back from school. I always liked a warm snack like upma or poha or chass wali rotli before I would get back to doing my homework. :)

All you need is some left over rotis/chapatis (2-3) and butter milk/chaash (made from plain yogurt and water)

In a pan, heat 1 tsp of oil, add 1 tsp. mustard seeds, green chillies, and few curry leaves.

Fry a pinch or turmeric powder.

Add finely chopped 1 tomato (optional)
My mom never put tomato but I like this a little tangy :)

Fry chopped tomato till it is cooked well.

Add 1 cup of buttermilk and 1 cup of water (if the buttermilk is very thick)
Do you like my measuring cup? 
This is an actual 1 cup measurement:)  It comes with a set of 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4 measurements too.

Be careful while adding the buttermilk!

Add salt.

Add 1 tsp. red chilly powder and I tsp. coriander powder.

While the buttermilk is boiling, stack the left over chapatis on a board.

(You could see my rolling pin and some dusting flour on my counter. This was because I made fresh chapatis. This is one of my comfort food and remembrance of my childhood :) )

Cut chapatis into small pieces using a knife or pizza cutter.
You could also tear chapatis to have rustic uneven pieces.

Allow the buttermilk to come to a boil so that tomatoes are cooked well too!

Add cut chapati pieces to the boiling buttermilk. Mix for a minute or 2.

Garnish with cilantro and serve hot!. 
I enjoyed it with some raw mango slices sprinkled with salt and red pepper :)


  1. Hey Shital...i made this chaash wali roti some days back n it was too am a big fan of it...Thnx for posting..:)

    1. That's great! I am so glad you liked it :) Thanks for writing a review!