Sunday, October 08, 2006

Masala idli snack

Most weekend evenings I try to make some light snack. I had some leftover idlis this weekend and hence decided to make masala idli snack. This tastes good as is or can be served with chutney or even just tomato ketchup.

Ingredients:

Idli (chopped into 1 inch cubes) - 10
Curry leaves - a sprig
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Split urad dal - 1 tsp
Idli podi (powder) - 2 tbsp (can be increased for more spiciness)
Salt - as needed
Oil - 2 tbsp (can be substituted with ghee for additional flavor)
Coriander - for garnishing

Method:

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, split urad dal and curry leaves. Once the mustard seeds start spluttering add idli cubes, idli podi and salt and fry till the idli cubes turn golden brown. Remove from heat and garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve.

Note: Idli podi can be substituted with a tbsp of chilli powder and a pinch of turmeric.

4 comments:

Linda said...

Hi Deepz, what a neat way to use leftovers! Is the idli podi homemade or storebought? Thanks for sharing.

Foodie's Hope said...

Very pretty Idli! You know what? You could send this to Nandita's WB event before 28th and she is asking Breakfasts with a twist! This is perfect!
Idlis looks good,thanks!

Priya said...

I just love this dish....we call it idli upma at home...if mom was making idlis for dinner/breakfast...she would make more than we would eat, so that we could have idli upma for breakfast/evening tiifin next.

Deepz said...

Linda: I used store bought idli podi but will be making some homemade soon.

Asha: Thanks. Thats a good idea. Ive been thinking what to send for the WB - breakfast with a twist event. Will definitely send this one. Thanks once again.

Priya: Yeah I just discovered this method of using leftover idli's. Back home in India i was never a fan of idli's but coming to this country I crave for anything Indian.