I made this Rice Roti Upma (Rice Roti Poha or Kottu Pathiri) as a way to use up leftover Rice Rotis. Once again, the result is a low-potassium recipe that can be used as a snack or breakfast in a Renal Diet.

Rice Roti Upma | Rice Bhakri Poha is a gluten-free snack made with rice flour flatbreads
Rice Roti Upma | Rice Bhakri Poha

As you can see, I have been creating a series of low potassium recipes that can be incorporated into a Renal Failure Diet. Cooking for people with Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease (Advanced CKD) can be quite challenging as we have very limited options, especially if the person suffers from hyperkalemia or excessive potassium in the blood. In such cases, we have to severely restrict the potassium in food, because otherwise it can lead to severe heart problems.

For people suffering from hyperkalemia, all fruits and greens are prohibited as are many every day vegetables, pulses, and grains. So creating a varied and interesting diet needs some serious research and innovation. White Rice is one ingredient I can use without restraint and so I am experimenting with traditional dishes to make them low potassium.

This Rice Roti Upma (or Rice Roti Poha) is the result of one such experiment. It is a variation of a similar dish made with regular wheat rotis. I made this dish in an attempt to make breakfast and snack interesting. That it was relished by the rest of the family just made my life easier as I could serve this as a breakfast to all. 🙂

This recipe assumes that you have Rice Roti | Tandalachi Bhakri | Pathiri on hand. I usually make a large batch in the morning and then use some to make this Rice Roti Upma while saving the rest for lunch.

Disclaimer: I am NOT a trained dietician or nutritionist. This recipe is something I have used for my family member suffering from Hyperkalemia and it worked for us. Please consult your doctor and/or nutritionist before using the recipe.  

Read more low-potassium recipes for a renal diet including:

Rice Bhakri Poha | Kottu Pathiri: A Gluten-free, low-potassium snack made with rice flour rotis
Rice Bhakri Poha | Kottu Pathiri

How to Make Rice Roti Upma | Rice Bhakri Poha | Kothu Pathiri

  1. Cut 4 x 7″ rice rotis into 1/2″ pieces. You can also grind it to a coarse powder, but I like having larger pieces that can be chewed. If you are going to make a coarse powder, then use 6 rotis.
  2. In a kadhai, heat 1/2 tsp oil.
  3. First, add 1/2 tsp mustard seeds and wait till they splutter.
  4. Next, add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds and 1/4 tsp finely chopped green chillies.
  5. Stir-fry for a few seconds.
  6. Now, add 4 to 6 curry leaves and stir-fry for a few seconds.
  7. To this tempering, add 1/4 cup finely chopped onions.
  8. Stir-fry till the onions are transparent.
  9. Now add some salt and 1/8 tsp of turmeric.
  10. Mix well.
  11. Add the rice roti pieces and mix well.
  12. Turn off the heat.
  13. Sprinkle 1 or 2 tsp water and mix well.
  14. Keep covered for 5 mins.
  15. Serve the Rice Roti Upma with Dahi on the side.  
Rice Roti Poha: Low Potassium, Renal Failure Diet Recipe
Rice Roti Poha: Low Potassium, Renal Failure Diet Recipe

Recipe for Rice Roti Poha

Rice Roti Upma | Rice Bhakri Poha | Kottu Pathiri

Aruna
Rice Roti Upma or Poha (Kottu Pathiri) is a simple snack or breakfast that uses up leftover rice rotis. This gluten-free dish is also low potassium making it a viable Renal Diet option for people with Hyperkalemia or Chronic Kidney Disease.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Gluten Free, Indian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 2 People
Calories 167 kcal
Equipment
  • Kadhai or Frying Pan
  • Spatula
  • Knife
Ingredients
  
  • 4 Rice Rotis
  • 1/4 Cup Finely Chopped Onion
  • 1/8 tsp Turmeric
  • Salt to Taste
For Tempering
  • 1/2 tsp Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Finely Chopped Green Chilli
  • A Few Curry Leaves
Instructions
 
  • Cut 4 x 7″ rice rotis into 1/2″ pieces. You can also grind it to a coarse powder, but I like having larger pieces that can be chewed. If you are going to make a coarse powder, then use 6 rotis.
  • In a kadhai, heat 1/2 tsp oil.
  • Add 1/2 tsp mustard seeds and wait till they splutter.
  • Add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds and 1/4 tsp finely chopped green chillies. Stir-fry for a few seconds.
  • Add 4 to 6 curry leaves and stir-fry for a few seconds.
  • Add 1/4 cup finely chopped onions, and stir-fry till the onions are transparent.
  • Now add some salt and 1/8 tsp of turmeric, and mix well.
  • Add the rice roti pieces and mix well.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Sprinkle 1 or 2 tsp water and mix well.
  • Keep covered for 5 mins.
  • Serve the Rice Roti Upma with Dahi on the side.
Notes
I am NOT a trained dietician or nutritionist. This recipe is something I have used for my family member suffering from Hyperkalemia and worked for us.
Please consult your doctor and/or nutritionist before using the recipe.  
Nutrition Facts
Rice Roti Upma | Rice Bhakri Poha | Kottu Pathiri
Amount Per Serving
Calories 167 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Sodium 5mg0%
Potassium 75mg2%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 78IU2%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Kottu Pathiri, Low Potassium Recipe, Renal Diet, Renal Failure Diet, Rice Bhakri Poha, Rice Roti Poha, Rice Roti Upma
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