Saturday, 13 September 2014

Fried Idli

Fried Idli

Have leftover idlis and don't know what to do....Fry them and a colorful, tasty, healthy and yummy dish is ready.

Fried idli is a quick and simple snack made with leftover idlis. It has curry leaves, mustard seed, cumin seeds, red chili powder, salt which give idli a nice flavour and good taste.

You can cook it for breakfast or give them to children in  lunch box they would surly love it.

Fried Idli

Fried Idli


8-10 leftover idlis
4-5 curry leaves 
1/4 tsp red chili powder
1/4 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 tsp cumin seeds
A pinch of asafoetida
1 tsp oil
Salt to taste


1. Cut idlis into small pieces.

2. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds let them crackle. Now add cumin seeds,
    asafoetida, curry leaves and red chili power.

3. Now add idli pieces and salt. Mix it well.

4. Let it cook on low flame for 5 mins, stir it so it doesn't stick to the bottom.

5. Remove from heat and serve hot.

Fried Idli


1.You can use sesame seeds & dry red chilies at the time of frying.

2. You can also deep fry idli & sprinkle chaat masala to give it a different taste.

3. Use only left over idlis or day old idlis, because fresh idlis will break & they
    also stick to each other.

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  1. Well prepared fried idli ,looks delicious .

  2. Idli fry is apt for breakfast. Easy, simple and best use of left over idlies

  3. looks very lovely...nice idea to use leftover idlis...

  4. very innovative dish....must try on this sunday