May 24, 2010

Masala Idli

Sometime I am wondering what to do with leftover idlis, there are number of dishes which we can be prepared by using leftover idlis. Here is the one of the dish that I prepared first time & it came out very good with different taste.


  • 6-8 leftover idlis cut into half
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 3-4 green chilies finely chopped
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • Chopped cilantro


  • Heat oil in a nonstick pan. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds.
  • Once they splutter add urad dal, chopped green chili, ginger paste & curry leaves. Fry for 2 min.
  • Then add chopped onion & fry till its little brownish.
  • Then add turmeric powder, salt & sugar. Cook for 1 min.
  • To this add the idli pieces. Simmer for 2 min.& cover with lid.
  • Idli will absorb the oil & it will become soft you may add some water also for softness.
  • Sprinkle some chopped cilantro & cook for 1-2 min.
  • Serve with green chutney or podi.

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