Leftover Chapati Ladoo | Roti Churma Ladoo

Leftovers means the uneaten edible remains of a meal after the meal is over and everyone has finished eating. Most of us would admit that we throw out a lot of leftover food every week. Reusing leftovers and food scraps is safe and can be incredibly delicious which will definitely reduce the waste particularly the amount of money spent for that food. Many a times, the leftovers can be used as it is simply, or by reheating in stove or microwave, or to make a completely new dish along with some other ingredients.

If there is any leftover with me, then the next dish which I will prepare must be related to that, either the next dish is the whole leftover reheated or a completely another dish using those leftovers. I never prefer to store the leftovers more than 1 day 😊. Well, Today is Monday. And the Foodie Monday Blog Hop team has come up with their 142nd theme as ‘Left-over Dishes’. So keeping that in mind, I have prepared some healthy ladoos using some leftover roti or chapati as ‘Leftover Chapati Ladoo / Roti Churma Ladoo‘ for the theme contribution.

Roti or chapati or phulka is the staple food in each and every Indian household. Each day, this dish is a must in any meal of the day for an Indian. But many a times, there are some leftover rotis with us. Using those leftovers, a variety of dishes can be prepared or these can be simply reheated by applying some ghee or butter to have in next meal. Here in this post, using leftover roti or chapati or phulka some ladoos are prepared. I prefer first to roast the left over chapati to make crispier which will be then easier to make a coarse powder. But this step is optional. Then some sweetener like jaggery or sugar is added along with ghee, desiccated coconut and some chopped nuts and finally shaped into ball shapes, Ladoo. Though I have mentioned to use milk, but I never need milk, My ladoo takes shapes easily. 

These ladoos are much healthy, a perfect snack or tiffin box idea for kids and surely satisfy in between meal hunger pang of us as well. With simple ingredients, one can devour these more scrumptious dessert balls too in any time of the day. Also these can be stored in an air-tight container for 1-2 days. And one thing I can assure that, no one can guess from which actually these ladoos are made 😉. So do try these Leftover Chapati Ladoo / Roti Churma Ladoo and give your valuable feedback either in the comment box below or tag me as #firsttimercook on Instagram. Lets go in details. 

Preparation Time : 10 mins  |  Cooking Time : 20 mins

Ingredients :        



Chapati / roti (leftover)

4 no

Powdered jaggery

½ cup

Desiccated coconut

2 tbsp

Milk (optional)

3-4 tbsp

Black raisin (seedless)


Cardamom powder

1 tsp


3 tbsp

Method :

  1. First tear the left-over chapati / roti into small pieces.
  2. Spread evenly all the teared chapati over a baking tray and roast in a preheated oven at 200 deg C for 15-20 minutes or till the pieces turn crisp.
  3. Take out from oven and allow to cool down completely.
  4. Now put in a blender jar and make a coarse powder.
  5. Transfer this coarse powder into a mixing bowl.
  6. Add powdered jaggery, ghee, black raisin, cardamom powder, desiccated coconut and mix everything well.
  7. Sprinkle milk little by little and then start making 1-2 inch size ball.
  8. Serve these chapati / roti ladoos or store in an airtight container for later !

Notes :

  • Milk is optional. If balls are easily shaped, then don’t add milk. Otherwise sprinkle milk little by little to make balls.
  • Any other chopped dry fruits can be used too.
  • Adjust the sweetness in the ladoo as desired.

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  1. Poonam Bachhav

    I often make instant chapati laddos using jaggery powder and ghee. Your version looks great ..will try it next time

  2. Priya Iyer

    Wow, this is brilliant! The laddoos look awesome!

  3. Mayuri Patel

    When I saw the picture on your Facebook post, it immediately reminded me of my grandfather. On weekends when we would be at home, he would make laddoos for us from leftover rotis and parathas. He would make me and my siblings run to the kitchen to get ghee, jaggery, elachi and the ladoos would be ready in no time. He would just crush the rotis using his hands. Love your laddoos, haven't made them in a long time.

  4. Unknown

    Wow chapatti laddoos! That's incredible! I have never ever heard of them, let alone eaten. The best effort I do with leftover chapattis is make a poha sort of breakfast with it but that too not regularly. Atleast 1 roti usually gets thrown away. This is awesome!!

  5. Sujata Roy

    Leftover chapati laddu sounds great. These are looking super yummy and a healthy treat for kids.

  6. preethi'scuisine

    Wonderful idea to use left over chapatis.Interesting recipe sasmita.Perfectly shaped.

  7. Unknown

    Wow that’s an awesome way to use up leftover rotis and make yummy laddos, per for kids lunchbox too,

  8. Shobha

    This is a popular dish of Sindhi cuisine too.. we make fresh rotis for this and serve it also in the crumble form or make laddoos.

  9. CookwithRenu

    Perfect for left over rotis, and the way you have added Jaggery makes it healthy too.

  10. Aruna

    My mom used to make just the perfect Roti laddus and yours reminded me of hers. Need to make them soon.

  11. JollyHomemadeRecipes

    Perfect idea to use our leftover chapati..it doesn’t look like that these laddoos made from chapati, this is really awesome & healthy share.

  12. Simplyfood

    We love churma na Ladoo but they do take time to make, these cheat version sound great and can be made so easily . Lovely recipe.

  13. Priya Suresh

    Churma na laddoo looks absolutely inviting and you have nailed them super prefectly.. Ultimate laddoos.

  14. Freda

    Next time I have leftover chapati, I must try these ladoos. They look very inviting 🙂

  15. Unknown

    Great way to use leftover chapatis. I love the addition of coconut and raisins.

  16. mildly indian

    Churma laddo brought back memories of the good times in Bangalore with a friend who religiously made these for all of us. Thankyou for the recipe

  17. Maria Nasir

    What a fabulous way to use up leftover roti! The recipe sounds hassle free and utterly delicious. I bet no-one stops at just one ladoo!

  18. Padma

    Great way to use up leftover chapatis instead of eating them cold…I too prepare them, but I don't put them in the oven….I just leave them in a bowl with the lid slightly tilted and they dry out. To store them longer, oven method sounds great….Awesome share!!

  19. Hayley

    Like I said on FB we Gujju too make very similar recipe out of Bhakhri, like this instant version of chapati ladoo..delicious!

  20. Uma Srinivas

    Perfect and quick recipe with leftover chapathi! Love the addition of raisin in the Ladoo 🙂

  21. Lathiya

    What an interesting way to use up those leftover chapati..no one can say that it is from leftover..looks delicious

  22. Unknown

    This is my all time favourite. We call it churmu. Looks scrumptious.

  23. jayashree

    These ladoos are yummy, earlier I used to make it often. Now, you reminded me to make it again.

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