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Fried Idli Recipe Step By Step Instructions

Fried Idli Recipe | Masala Idli Fry

Crispy Fried Idlis tossed in Curry Leaves and mild South Indian spices. Makes for an interesting breakfast option using leftover Idlis.
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Recipe Info

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 2
Category Snacks
Cuisine Indian

Nutrition

Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g

Ingredients For Fried Idli Recipe | Masala Idli Fry
  

  • 5-6 Idlis
  • 20-25 Curry Leaves
  • 4-5 Dried Red Chillies
  • 3-4 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 Teaspoon Black Peppercorns (Sabut Kali Mirch)
  • 1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Urad Dal (Split & Skinned Black Gram Lentils)
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sambar Masala
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Amchur (Dry Mango Powder)
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil

Step By Step Instructions for Fried Idli Recipe | Masala Idli Fry
 

  • Gather some dried red chillies, curry leaves, cumin seeds, garlic cloves and black peppercorn.
    20-25 Curry Leaves, 4-5 Dried Red Chillies, 3-4 Cloves of Garlic, 1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera), 1 Teaspoon Black Peppercorns (Sabut Kali Mirch)
    Fried Idli Recipe Step By Step Instructions 1
  • Add the ingredients to a blender and grind them coarsely.
    Fried Idli Recipe Step By Step Instructions 2
  • Gather the idlis. Leftover idlis works best since they are less crumbly. If you are using fresh made idlis, then you can refrigerate them for 30 mins before using.
    5-6 Idlis
    Fried Idli Recipe Step By Step Instructions 3
  • Cut the idlis into bite sized pieces.
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  • Heat oil in a pan and fry the idlis till they are crispy and light brown in color. Traditionally the idlis are deep fried, but I have just shallow fried for a healthier version. You can also bake the idlis instead. Set the fried idlis aside.
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  • In the same pan, add some black mustard seeds (rai) and urad dal.
    1 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds, 1 Teaspoon Urad Dal (Split & Skinned Black Gram Lentils)
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  • Add a few curry leaves. This is optional, and you can skip adding them here since they are already in the spice blend we prepared earlier.
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  • Now add the spice mixture prepared earlier and fry for a few seconds.
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  • Then add the fried idlis to the pan.
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  • Add salt, sambar masala and amchur. Toss the idlis in the masala mixture to coat them evenly.
    1/2 Teaspoon Salt, 1/2 Teaspoon Sambar Masala, 1/2 Teaspoon Amchur (Dry Mango Powder)
    Fried Idli Recipe Step By Step Instructions 11
  • Fried Idlis are ready. If you want you can sprinkle a pinch of chaat masala on the top before serving.
    Fried Idli Recipe Step By Step Instructions