Kuskara (Leftover Chapati Snack)


Trust me this is THE Snack . It tastes delicious , its not a snack for me, on purpose I prepare extra chapatis, then our lunch/dinner is only kuskara. Now the question is  why we use only leftover chapati, only one reason its hard to crush fresh chapati :). You can also use morning chapatis at night. Once I remember I saw chapati packet in Indian grocery store some 9- 10 chapati in one packet, I took that , Sam gave strange look but dint ask any question( Chapati from outside- Noway , I love fresh and soft phulkas). Next day for lunch I prepared kuskara and told him for this I brought that chapati packet :). It really came out well. Once I tried with whole wheat tortillas, it came out nice for me. Now there are so many options for kuskara. Just try this wonderful snack and let me know if you like it.



Leftover chapatis – 3-4

Onion -1 small (chopped)

Green chillies chopped– 3-4

Oil – 2 Table spoon

Asafoetida – a pinch

Mustard seeds – 1/2 teaspoon.

Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon.

Green peas – one handful.

Coriander leaves chopped

Curry leaves – 4-5

Lemon juice – 1 tea spoon. ( or Grated Raw Mango if available)

Sugar – ½ tea spoon

Salt to taste.


Crush the chapatis with hand or Grind the chapatis coarsely in a chopper or mixer.

Crushed chapati

Heat oil in pan, add mustard seeds.

After seeds split, add asafoetida and turmeric powder.Keep the flame on medium low.

Then add green chilies,curry leaves.

Now add onions and saute it till it becomes transparent, add peas and  mix well.

saute saute

saute saute

Then add chapatis,salt sugar mix thoroughly, cover it for 2 minutes. Open the lid and stir, again cover a 2 minutes. Add lemon juice or grated raw mango and mix well.

Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Serving suggestions –

Serve with curd.

For kids add milk and serve.


If you have only 1-2 chapatis feel free to add leftover rice or crushed bread and make kuskara 🙂 ..




Filed under Maharashtrian., Snacks

2 responses to “Kuskara (Leftover Chapati Snack)

  1. Thats a nice one!…you have a cool space here…

  2. shruti

    Thanks Srivalli .. 🙂

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