Jan 26, 2013

Spicy Idlis / Masala Fried Idlis

Spicy Idlis / Masala Fried Idlis – A tasty snack, made of leftover idlis. Basic recipe from BBC Goodfood magazine !!

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serves: 2 - 3


1 tablespoon olive oil / cooking oil

1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds

1/2 teaspoon jeera ( cumin seeds )

1/4 teaspoon urad dal

1 spring curry leaves or 6 nos

1 green chilli, slit lengthwise

1 onion, thinly sliced

1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
½ teaspoon red chilli powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder

6  normal idlis, cut into desired shape and size or 18 mini idlis (button idlis)

2 tablespoon grated coconut

1/2 teaspoon salt ( or to taste )

2 teaspoon coriander leaves, chopped ( optional )


Heat  oil in a pan or karahi on a medium heat. Season with mustard seeds. When they splutter,  add urad dal  and  jeera.  Then  add  curry leaves and green chilli. Fry for 2 minutes.

Add thinly sliced onion and fry till golden color and crisp.

 Add turmeric powder,  red chilli powder  and coriander  powder. Stir well on a low heat for 2 minutes.

Add idli pieces, grated coconut and salt to taste.  Mix gently. Make sure you do not crush the idlis while mixing. Do not cover with lid. Fry for 3 – 4 minutes until all the ingredients well coated on idlis.

 Garnish with chopped coriander leaves ( optional ). Serve warm with coconut chutney / green chutney or sambhar.

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