Idli Fry

People make idli fry out of left over idlis. I make idli only to have idli fry. Make Fresh Idlis and then store it in refrigerator for atleast 24 hours before you fry them with spices. I like my Idli fry to be soft, sweet, sour, tangy and spicy.

What You Need:

1 Idli (atleast a day old and not the fresh made) About 15
2 Oil 2 tbsp
3 Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
4 Cumin Seeds 1 tsp
5 Curry Leaves 10
6 Hing 1/2 tsp
7 Fennel Seeds ½ tsp
8 Rasam Powder 2 tbsp
9 Coriander Leaves 2 tbsp Chopped
10 Dry Red Chili 2
11 Green Chili 2 slit into half and deseeded
12 Turmeric Powder 1/2 tsp
13 Salt To Taste
14 Sugar To Taste
15 Lemon Juice 1/2 Lemon

Steps To Make:

Heat oil in a pan.
Add hing, curry leaves,  green chilis, dry red chilis.
Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and fennel seeds.
In a small bowl, add rasam powder, turmeric powder, lemon juice, salt and sugar and ½ cup of water.
Add this to the pan .
Add idli and mix well.
Cover and cook till water is well absorbed and idlis turn soft.
Add chopped coriander leaves. Mix well. Serve hot with a cup of filter coffee.


  1. Wow...great idea...the idlis fries looks so tasty...nice evening snack :)

  2. Wow! wonderful evening snack and kids lunch box dish also!