Left Over Idlis with Carrot



I always have left over Idlis when I prepare Idlis for breakfast or dinner. When I am in need of snacks, Indian recipe style, all I do is saute the crumbled cold refrigerated idlis with a spiced base of onions and lots of fresh coriander leaves. I tend to play with the spices each time I go the crumbled idli upma way.

Recently, I prepared a version of Idli Upma with fresh coconut and carrot being the star players. It made for a visually appealing, filling, delicious and healthy evening snack for my son, Nehal. Use fresh coriander leaves which give a herb-y flavor to the dish.

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Left Over Idlis with Carrot

Left Over Idlis with Carrot 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 onion, finely chopped

1 large carrot, grated

1 1/2 – 2 tbsps coriander leaves, finely chopped

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

1/2 tsp red chili powder

pinch of garam masala powder

1/4 tsp kasuri methi/dry fenugreek leaves

1 1/2 tsps tomato ketchup

2 tbsps grated fresh coconut

3/4 tbsp oil

salt to taste

12-15 curry leaves

1 Heat oil in a cooking vessel, add the curry leaves and saute till a nice aroma emanates the kitchen.
2 Add the green chilies and chopped onions and saute for 3-4 mts.
3 Add the turmeric pwd, red chili pwd, garam masala pwd and kasuri methi and half of the fresh coriander leaves and mix well. Add tomato sauce and mix. Saute for a mt.
4 Add the grated carrots and grated coconut and saute for 4 mts on low to medium flame. Add the crumbled idlis and mix. Saute for 2 mts. Turn off heat.
5 Garnish with fresh coriander leaves. Serve this quick left overs snack warm.

Left Over Idlis with Carrot

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  • Serves: 3

Main Ingredients:

  1. idlis
  2. carrot

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I always have left over Idlis when I prepare Idlis for breakfast or dinner. When I am in need of a quick snack, all I do is saute the crumbled cold refrigerated idlis with a spiced base of onions and lots of fresh coriander leaves. I tend to play with the spices each time I go the crumbled idli upma way.

Sailu

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17 Responses

  1. Krithi says:

    I too mostly make Idli upma or podi idli.. This plate is very colorful and appealing..
    Krithi’s Kitchen
    Event: Serve It – Savory Baked

    • Shruthi MS Prasad says:

      Great recipe!!!! My hubby doesn’t like idli and left over, he is not ready to have!!! Tried this recipe out on him today. Felt very happy looking at a huge smile on his face. Moreover very healthy and hence can give to my kid too… Thanks a ton :)

    • Shruthi MS Prasad says:

      Great recipe!!!! My hubby doesn’t like idli and left over, he is not ready to have!!! Tried this recipe out on him today. Felt very happy looking at a huge smile on his face. Moreover very healthy and hence can give to my kid too… Thanks a ton :)

    • Shruthi MS Prasad says:

      Great recipe!!!! My hubby doesn’t like idli and left over, he is not ready to have!!! Tried this recipe out on him today. Felt very happy looking at a huge smile on his face. Moreover very healthy and hence can give to my kid too… Thanks a ton :)

  2. Krithi says:

    I too mostly make Idli upma or podi idli.. This plate is very colorful and appealing..
    Krithi’s Kitchen
    Event: Serve It – Savory Baked

  3. Priya says:

    Love idli upma, beautiful platter..

  4. Priya says:

    Love idli upma, beautiful platter..

  5. Gita Gosavi says:

    woww…had prepared Idli-Chutney 2day..but for the very first tym I m so sad dat I have no Leftovers :(….else I would have quickly tried dis…no a prb though….wil prepare it wid d next batch….luking awesome…brilliantly colorful!! :)

  6. Gita Gosavi says:

    woww…had prepared Idli-Chutney 2day..but for the very first tym I m so sad dat I have no Leftovers :(….else I would have quickly tried dis…no a prb though….wil prepare it wid d next batch….luking awesome…brilliantly colorful!! :)

  7. Swapna says:

    My idlis generally turn out a little hard. Maybe this is the way to use them up :). Thank you for a nice recipe.

  8. Swapna says:

    My idlis generally turn out a little hard. Maybe this is the way to use them up :). Thank you for a nice recipe.

  9. Swati Sapna says:

    This is a great and healthy way to use leftover idlis… i usually make fried idlis with a few sauces thrown in for an extra tang. but this is a good option…

  10. Swati Sapna says:

    This is a great and healthy way to use leftover idlis… i usually make fried idlis with a few sauces thrown in for an extra tang. but this is a good option…

  11. swati sapna says:

    This is a great and healthy way to use leftover idlis… i usually make fried idlis with a few sauces thrown in for an extra tang. but this is a good option…

  12. swati sapna says:

    This is a great and healthy way to use leftover idlis… i usually make fried idlis with a few sauces thrown in for an extra tang. but this is a good option…

  13. Asha says:

    Something I do regularly too. In fact I prefer this to having idlis as is :)
    But this works only with the refrigerated idlis, not the fresh ones.

  14. Asha says:

    Something I do regularly too. In fact I prefer this to having idlis as is :)
    But this works only with the refrigerated idlis, not the fresh ones.

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