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May 18, 2011


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Recently my MIL was telling about the idly fry she had in her brother's place. I was attracted by the simple recipe and we tried with the left over idlies.It was very nice & tasty. Usually i add G&G , garam masala to make the fry. But this version is completely different from mine.No need to deep fry the idlies too. So its an easy & low calorie food.Do try this let me know friends.

idly fry masala

  • Left over idlies - 12- 15 nos
  • Sesame oil - 2 tbsp
  • Salt - As needed.
To roast & grind :
  • Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Red chilly - 4 nos ( long variety )
  • Grated Coconut - 1 tbsp
  • Small onion - 10 nos or Big onion - 1 no
  • Jeera / cumin seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Cooking Oil - 1tsp
To temper :
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tbsp
  • Chana dal - 1 tsbp
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Cooking oil -  1tbsp
To garnish :
  • Coriander leaves - few
Lemon juice - few drops to taste.

  • Heat oil in a kadai and roast the items given under "To roast & grind " except coconut.
  • Grind all the roasted items along with grated coconut.Add little water & grind to a smooth paste.Set aside.
  • Cut the idlies into small cubes.Mix the ground paste and toss well. Take care the idly pieces should not break.
  • In a wide mouthed kadai , add oil and temper the items given above .
  • Now add the masala coated idly pieces and saute well for few minutes by simmering the flame.Saute till the raw smell of masala disappears.
  • Switch off the flame and add the lemon juice.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve hot !!

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  1. Simple but yet a delicious and irresistible idly fry..

  2. Simple n flavourful..looks yumm

  3. Very flavoursome and easy to make ♥

  4. came out perfect..i never tried at home,love the presentation..thanx for sharing...

  5. Recipes with leftover idlis are alwayz a welcome in our home!! I have never loved idlis but do look forward to idli fry!! And this looks like one dish i will enjoy!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  6. I have not tried this version with left over idlis... looks delicious:)

  7. The more the merrier :P left overs transformed into tasty treats is such big satisfaction! thanks for another version dear:P

  8. yet another dish save the leftover instead of wasting . thanks for sharing

  9. Nice way to use up left over idillies.

  10. this my fav. mom used to do this for dinner from leftover from the breakfast

  11. Simple yet yummy way to use leftovers

  12. looks delicious and its a nice idea to use left over idli's ....

  13. simple yet delicious! nice way to use left over idlies..

  14. Simple and quick breakfast..

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