Phodanichi Poli

It’s a typical maharashtrian breakfast when you have lot of left over chapattis. This dish tastes great only when left over chapattis are used. A little crispness that comes gives it a wonderful taste. Very easy to make and quick to prepare it’s one of the most common breakfasts in a Marathi home.

Hope you all like it.

Ingredients –

Leftover Chapattis – 4
Onion (roughly chopped) – 1 medium sized
Raw Peanuts – 2 tablespoons
Mustard Seeds – ½ teaspoon
Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon
Asafoetida- ½ teaspoon
Oil – 2 tablespoon
Salt – to taste
Sugar – 1 teaspoon
Red chili powder – 1 tablespoon
Lemon juice – ½ teaspoon

Procedure –

  • In a mixer roughly grind the left over chapattis.
  • In a thick bottomed pan heat oil. Add the mustard seeds. Once it crackles, add turmeric powder, asafoetida.
  • Now add the chopped onions and the raw peanuts. Sauté on medium flame till the onion becomes transparent and the peanuts become crispy.
  • Add red chili powder and immediately add the roughly grounded left over chapattis.
  • Add salt and sugar and mix well.
  • Mix the lemon juice and stir well on low flame for 3 – 4 minutes.
  • Serve hot.


This dish requires very less salt. Be careful while adding salt.
Chapattis could be crushed using hands. But then it takes a little bit more time.
Tastes great with curds too.

27 thoughts on “Phodanichi Poli

  1. wow, Deepa, you took me back to my childhood with this phodnichi poli! This used to be my favorite Sunday morning breakfast :) Yours looks delicious and a very nice click too!

  2. Hey deepa this dish is very interesting…its new 2 me…luks very tempting…vl try sun now…nice recipe n pic

  3. Hello Everyone,

    Sheba, Cham, Pj, Sushma, Arundhuti, SE, Snehal, Namitha, Siddhi, Mints, Usha, Renuka – Thank youuuu everyone for such wonderful replies.

    It’s been a loved snack since my childhood till date and forever ;)

    Mints – Thanks, didn’t know that. :)

  4. Hi Deepa

    we call this recpe “vaghreli rotli”, in my family we all love it..sometimes my DH asks me to make more roti, so he can have vaghareli rotli..



  5. Hi Deepa,
    I like phodnicha bhaat a lot, this recipe is very cool, bhaatachi already got me dreaming any this dish….

  6. Thanks for this authentic recipe. This is something my husband loves and now i can get it right.

  7. I make this too…learnt it from a friend who lives in Mumbai. Only, I dint know the name and called it Chappathi Namkeen all this time! Love the click…beautiful! Drool drool :P

  8. hi deepa…madhura here…2day i searchd ur blog n found it really interesting…n coincidently my cousin-gandhali knows abt dis already n she has loved the photos u hv uploaded 4 d receips….
    n u knw wat,gandhali’s frnd’s friend purva potnis is guess ur frnd…as my sis told me…nywys,she’s just too curious 2 see u…hehe…

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