Masala Idli



Any dish I prepare with left over idlis makes my stomach happy. Masala Idli is a favorite and takes me less than 15 minutes to prepare. Usually prepared as a breakfast fare with a good dose of lemon juice and fresh coriander as garnish. Lively, invigorating flavors!

Masala Idli Recipe

Prep & Cooking Time: 15 mts

Serves 4 persons

Cuisine: South Indian

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Ingredients:

8 left over idlis

2 slit green chilies

1″ ginger grated

1 onion, finely chopped

1 large tomato, finely chopped

1 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped

1/4 tsp turmeric pwd

1/2 tsp red chili pwd

1 tsp coriander pwd

1/2 tsp saunf/fennel seeds pwd

pinch of garam masala pwd (optional)

1/2 tbsp lemon juice (optional)

1 tbsp oil

salt

For tempering:

1 tsp mustard seeds

12-15 curry leaves

1 Heat oil in a cooking vessel, add the mustard seeds and let them splutter. Add the curry leaves and saute till a nice aroma emanates the kitchen.
2 Add the green chilies and ginger and saute for few secs.
3 Add the chopped onions and saute on medium heat for 3-4 mts. Add turmeric pwd, red chili pwd, coriander pwd, saunf pwd and garam masala pwd. Mix well.
4 Add the chopped tomatoes and saute for 5 mts till oil separates. Add the crumbled idlis and mix. Saute for 2 mts. Add lemon juice and mix. Turn off heat.
5 Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve warm.

Masala Idli

  • Prep time:
  • Cook time:
  • Serves: 3

Main Ingredients:

  1. idli
  2. onion
  3. tomato

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Any dish I prepare with left over idlis makes my stomach happy. Masala Idli is a favorite and takes me less than 15 minutes to prepare. Usually prepared as a breakfast fare with a good dose of lemon juice and fresh coriander as garnish. Lively, invigorating flavors!

Sailu

I'm an organic gardener, food photographer and food blogger based out of India. I enjoy cooking for my family using fresh produce from the farmer's market and my vegetable garden. I love to try out various cuisines and perfect my cooking skills. I believe that hard work, self-discipline, and a positive attitude cannot help but reap a harvest of fantastic results. Say hello and join me on Pinterest, Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook.

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  • http://www.cilantroonline.com Cilantro

    Sailu, your stomach is happy and I am as well. I am not a big fan of idlis and prefer to spice them up. Thanks for the recipe.

  • http://kavithabhargav.blogspot.com Kavitha

    Looks very tempting

  • http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com Krithi

    Wow, super tempting… Perfect and aromatic way to eat idlis…

  • Deepthi

    Hi Sailu..I have subscribed to your site for updates and I think still you didnt approve my request…Kindly check.

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      Can you please subscribe again? I do not manually approve the subscriptions. Its automated. You will receive an email asking you to re-confirm the subscription and once you accept the link, you are automatically subscribed and you will receive updates to you email.

  • http://sreelus.blogspot.com sreelu

    God Sailu this looks so tempting cant wait to try !!

  • http://priyaeasyntastyrecipes.blogspot.com Priya

    I’ll happily have this masala idli anytime, delicious and marvellous..

  • Sapna

    Big fan of your work!! Can you (some time in future) please post a photo tutorial on making Rasgullas. I live in the US and hate store bought Rasgullas. I know there are like a million recipes on the web, but somehow I’d rather do it your way :) I’ve never cooked all my life, and now, thanks to you and a couple of other blogs, I’m branded a ‘natural cook’. Keep up the amazing work.

    Lots of love,
    Sapna.

  • Reader

    This is a nice little trick for spicing up leftovers.
    One of my aunts used to do this with left-over dhokla!

  • http://www.curryinkadai.blogspot.com kalva

    i do similar recipe with leftovers.. nice addition of fennel!

  • Eveta

    All your recipes are very nice and i try almost every recipe at home and my husband likes them very much. thanks for posting a wonderful recipe.

  • Jenny

    Hey….

    I am so happy…!!! everyday I am Cooking One or Other Receipe and Am Showered with Wonderful Blessing from my Parents…. That makes Me feel like Heaven… Thats All Coz of You… Love You!!!!

  • Anjali

    oh my god!!!! i guess i started luvin idli….thx sailu…by de way i hav tried one of ur egg curry ystrdy….suprb….

  • Kavitha Mandava

    it looks yummy. i will try this recipe

  • Bpriya38

    thanks for the recipe. i tried it. came out really well…:)

  • sripriya

    your recipes are superb. thanks to you i am cooking many new dishes for my family

  • http://www.smileycooking.com/ Simone Connors

    It looks great and it’s easy to make. I think I’ll make it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chelikani.snigdha Chelikani Snigdha

    itz awsome……………

  • http://www.facebook.com/chelikani.snigdha Chelikani Snigdha

    hi sailaja garu…..nenu mee dishes chala varaku try chesanu…..they turned out to be really good….u actually inspired me…..even i tried this one today at home….and itz a huge hit……thank u sooo much…..

  • ik

    The best masala idly recipe ever!

  • Anita

    just made this….it taste awesome…thank u so much for a wonderful n easy recipe

  • Evad Retrom

    Here I am in Brisbane Australia with some left over idlis after only a few minutes I have a tasty and delicious dish. Thank You.