Food is life. There’s nothing more important than food to a foodie like me. But, out of happiness, every time, we cook out more than what we need. And eating the old cooked meal makes our faces pale just at looking at it. I know it’s a boredom eating the same in a row. That’s why I experimented with Tortelli and Spanakopita Pies last week. But today, I’m here with a list of 5 lip-smacking dishes to cook from your leftovers. Try them and let me know how they would taste as well as I just can’t wait to cook them out once again!
1. Chicken Sandwich
If you have some leftover cooked chicken, then you can turn that into a delicious sandwich. Spread mayonnaise on the bread slices. Cut the tomatoes, onions and lettuce leave. If the chicken is too spicy, just put the entire chicken with curry in a bowl of warm water to remove the spices and then shred them into small pieces. Now, mix the shredded chicken along with the cut veggies and then put between the bread slices.
2. Chicken Salad
Most of the days, we cook too much of chicken and then it’s a headache to finish it in the next day. You can turn your leftover chicken into a healthy salad. If it’s too spicy, just put the entire chicken with curry in a bowl of warm water to remove the spices. Just add tomatoes, onions, celery, mayonnaise and vinegar in a bowl along with the chicken pieces. Mix them well with salt and pepper. Serve it with the lettuce leaves.
3. Bread Pudding
As the name suggests, this sweet dish made of leftover bread is very easy to make. Take out the sides of the bread and add the white portion of the bread to the eggs, milk, sugar, a pinch of salt, cinnamon powder and some vanilla essence in a mixing bowl. You need to bake for around 45 minutes. Now, serve this sweet dish with whipped cream or freeze it for some time.
4. Vegetable Cutlet
Most of us have an aversion to the vegetables but when it comes to vegetable cutlets, our mouth starts watering. Isn’t it? Just take a mixing bowl and add gram or corn flour with the required taste spices. Once you’re done, smash the previous day’s vegetable curry in a mixture grinder. Make round balls and dip into the mix. Before you fry them, use the crust of biscuits if you have to give a better grip. Fry them and serve these crispy cutlets with chopped onions and sauces.
5. Banana Dessert
The overripe bananas can be used to make this delectable dish. You need to peel the bananas and cut them into the slices. Take a saucepan, put a little ghee and add the sliced banana pieces. Saute them till it becomes sticky. Add the flavored spices and dry fruits accordingly. Here’s your lovely banana dessert ready!
I know you must be angry with us about sharing such beautiful dishes and waking the hugry monster in you. But, I also know you would love to try these out!