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October 25, 2009

Chilli Idli Fry Recipe - Easy Dinner Recipes - Leftover Idli Recipes

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chilli idli fry recipe

Chilli idli/idli  fry/idli 65 – U can call this recipe by any name.U all would have tried  chilli parotta , chilli Paneer , Gobi etc.This one is a very tasty,kids friendly dish that can be prepared easily.U can make this as evening snack after they come back from school.I took this recipe from a website. Yesterday i tried this for dinner along with idli and kadappa.I used only 5 idlies for this. Its a great recipe to use the leftover idlis.

Chilli-idli recipe
*Fork can't prick these idlies as it comes out super crispy.This is just for picture:)

Chilli idli fry recipe

 Chilli idli fry using leftover idlis.Easy dinner recipe.Kids would love it..
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Dinner recipes
Serves: Serves 2
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes

To deep fry
To saute
  • Big onion – 1 no (chopped finely)
  • Capsicum – 1/2 no (-do-)
  • Green chilli – 1 no (Chopped finely )
  • Garlic flakes – 10nos (finely chopped )
  • Red chilli powder – 1 tsp (increase as per ur taste buds) (use Kashmiri chilly powder for nice color)
  • Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Tomato ketchup - 1 – 2 tbsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Coriander leaves – to garnish
  • Oil – To deep fry the idlies.
  • Water – Just to sprinkle

  • Refrigerate the leftover idlis in a box overnight or 2 hours.(Do not freeze).Cube cut them into big pieces.Deep fry the idli cubes till golden brown in medium flame for long time.Idlis would remain crispy till u serve.(Refer notes for more)Set aside.
Chilli idli fry step by step 1
  • Heat a kadai with a tbsp of oil . Saute the onions ,green chilli pieces , garlic flakes and capsicum. Saute well till capsicum gets cooked. Then add the ketchup , red chilli powder, garam masala powder and mix well. Add little water to bring it to saucy consistency.
Chilli idli step by step 2
  • Finally add the deep fried idly pieces and toss it well.Add spring onions or coriander leaves. Garnish it and switch off the flame.
Chilli idli step by step 3
  • Serve hot with onion raita !!
  • To get super crispy idli pieces,deep fry in medium high flame for more time.It stays crispy for long time.Refrigerating the idli helps to cut it without crumbs.Do not freeze it at any cost.
  • If u are calorie conscious,u can shallow fry them in a pan adding little oil OR saute them in dosa pan by drizzling oil around it.The  below picture is chilli idli made using shallow fried idlis.But when u shallow fry,it may become slightly soggy while u eat.

chilly idly 2
Chilli idli recipe with shallow fried idli pieces

Bye for now Wave

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  1. Wow.. chitra kalakureenga..! One of my dad's favt! Superb click and presentation dear!

  2. nice click chitra.Never tried this at home,due to my laziness in making idlis and cleaning the idli mould.It is in my todo list for a long time.will try soon
    Looks very nice.

  3. beautiful click chitra...even i had done this long back,urs look very delicious as well...

  4. wow looks lovely,such a lovely colour and great click dear:)

  5. My mother used to slice the idli in half and fill it with potato curry ( like the masala dosa filling), press the other half on top of the curry and shallow fry on a pan, till it got slightly brown. And we would eat it with sauce. This was a great way to finish left over idlis. But your recipe is rather novel. Interesting.

  6. wow that looks very colorful..grt pics..:-)

  7. hey..idli with a new twist..my fav too.

  8. Hi Chitra, Thanks!! The chilli idlies look spicy and yummy!

  9. Chitra, unga veedu enga nu sollunga, ippave kelambi varen!! My god, those idlis look soooo inviting!! Wonderful recipe dear!!

  10. Chili idlies looks soo inviting dear.........their color is sooo good and nice click...

  11. looks very appatizing.. will be good as evening snack..

  12. Omg wat a droolworthy chilly idly, superb CHitra!

  13. Wow so colourful and looks like chicken fry. Nice click and presentation......

  14. Nice clicks... they looked like chili paneer....

    Do sneak a peek in my blog sometime!!!

  15. OMG!! Great recipe!! Just yummy!!

  16. I'm terribly hungry as I type this and this chilli idli only made it worse... lovely!!!

  17. Nice click & super recipe for evening time

  18. Even I do prepare this dear...just that I do fry Idli pieces in a diff way...
    nice pic dear..

  19. hey chitra,
    looks so much like gobi manchurian dear :) am drooling looking at the pics :) it's an easy recipe too...thanks for sharing.

  20. i love this chitra. thx for sharing this recipe..i was just talking about it to a friend couple of days back and here it is :)

  21. Nice idea to eat idlies Chitra!! Tempting :)

    Check out my blog for a treat :)
    Here is the address:

  22. even those who hate idlis will love this!

  23. Wow..... this looks so yummy, makes me drool.

  24. Looks mouthwatering! I too have tasted idly manchurian in madras woodlands,but this sounds yummy! Will give it a try!

  25. சூப்பர்ப்...அப்படியே சாப்பிட வேண்டும் போல இருக்கின்றது....

  26. Looks very tempting Chitra... love this dish

  27. Romba nalla erruku chitra,looks colorful. Sure kids like this

  28. Great idea, its new to me. Idli and making it spicy sounds wonderful!

  29. Hi the chili fry looks so tasty and even I want to try the kadappa.

  30. feel like taking a bite from the plate right away! I am drooling chitra. Awesome pic. Great recipe

  31. Idly chili looks fantastic..We appreciate your comments & blog along with our other blogger friends...so please come and collect your award from our blog..

  32. nice recipe my daughter loved it.chitra can u please tell how u made kaju katli,wheat laddo,onion murukku.it will be appreciated if u guide me .b'coz my daughter loves this stuff.waitng for ur reply .

    1. Thanks for trying chanda :) I am glad ur daughter liked it :)

  33. that's attractive and nice recipe, perfect for appetizers!

  34. that's very interesting, loks very colourful.., next time when I make idlis I should try this, every time I come to your blog I keep thinking I should write this but keep forgetting, Your new look to the blog is very cute, just like you...,

  35. chilli idli looks so damn gud and colourful..looks just like what we get in hotels..its an art making them this way,

  36. Thanks a lot frnds for ur encouragements :) @chanda ,will surely post the recipes u asked :)

  37. Thats a new face of Idly...nice presentation...

  38. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing. Love your blog, you have some awesome recipes! Please do come and take a peek at mine when you have some time :) Keep up the great work!

  39. Chitra this looks so inviting !

  40. Excellent recipe Chitra, looks awesome and eye catching!

  41. Following you from now on Chithra....

  42. Super da..chitra...its awesome......easy to prepare and time consuming.

  43. chilli idli Manchurian looks srcumptious..


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