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July 31, 2015

Idli Manchurian Recipe - Idly Manchurian - Leftover Idli Recipes

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Idli manchurian recipe
I have tried South Indian style Chilli idli, Idli fry, Kaima idli even idli upma using left over idli.But Idli Manchurian is the one I wanted to make for long time.Yesterday I cooked some extra idlis just to make this manchurian.I made it for my daughter in the evening after she came back from the school.She loved it to the core and showed a big thumbs upDancing.Generally kids love any deep fried snacks.I don’t have to say about the taste of fried idlis.So this recipe would be a sure hit among the kids and adults as well.This recipe is a combo of Indian & Chinese Manchurian recipes.While I was clicking the pictures,I couldn’t resist my temptation to grab some from the plate.DroolingIt was so flavorful! Do try this idli manchurian recipe for your kids as evening snack.I am sure you won’t even get a single piece to tasteTongue.Ok,Lets see how to make fried Idli Manchurian recipe with stepwise pictures.
How to make idli manchurian recipe

Idli Manchurian recipe

Idli Manchurian recipe How to make Idli manchurian - Fried Chilli Idli Recipe.
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Snacks
Serves: Serves 1
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 25 Minutes

To deep fry or shallow fry
  • Idli - 4 nos
  • Maida/All purpose flour - 2.5 tbsp
  • Corn flour – 2.5 tbsp
  • G&G paste - 1/2 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt- as needed
  • Cooking oil - 3 tbsp ( to shallow fry)
For sauce mix
  • Cooking oil - 2 tbsp
  • Finely chopped big onion - 1 no
  • Finely chopped capsicum - 2 tbsp
  • Finely chopped spring onion - 2 tbsp
  • Finely chopped garlic,ginger - 1 tsp
  • Tomato sauce - 1 tbsp
  • Green chilli sauce - 1/2 tsp
  • Soya sauce - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Corn flour – 1 tsp (dilute in water)
  • Salt & pepper powder - as needed
  • Cut the left over idlis into big cubes.To this mix maida,corn flour,salt,g&g paste,red chilli powder and mix well.Sprinkle some water to coat the idlis with batter.Mix it carefully,do not break the idlis.Let it marinate for sometime. OR follow this alternate Make a thick batter using maida,corn flour and spice powders and dip the idli pieces,deep fry in oil immediately.
Idli manchurian recipe

  • Heat oil in a pan and arrange the idli pieces to shallow fry. Roast it well in medium flame for 3-4 minutes.Flip the idli pieces and roast the other side as well.Do not cook in very high flame.Idli pieces may burn.Remove the pieces to a tissue paper.Drain the excess oil.
Idli manchurian recipe

  • In the same pan,add little more oil.Saute the finely chopped onion,garlic,ginger,spring onions and capsicum.Mix well.Add some salt,tomato sauce,soya sauce and green chilli sauce.Mix well and add red chilli powder,pepper powder.Mix well.
Idli manchurian recipe
  • Dilute corn flour in water and add this to the mixture.Let it boil for sometime and thicken.
  • Add the idli pieces at the end.Toss it well and switch off the flame.Garnish with chopped spring onions.Serve hot with ketchup! Enjoy !
Idli manchurian recipe
  • You can deep fry the idli pieces instead of shallow frying.I felt shallow frying patiently gives great results than deep frying.Deep fried idlis absorb more oil.Calorie conscious people can go for baking option.
  • You can also add the idli pieces as such instead of frying them.
  • Adjust the quantity of chilli powder,pepper powder and green chilli sauce as per your taste buds.
Enjoy hot idli manchurian with tomato sauce.Tastes yum !
Idli manchurian recipe

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Sindhujabalaji said...

Super tempting plate,i love ur shallow fry method of idly manchurian,sure ill try ASAP,and drop my experience here

Chitra said...

Thanks Sindhuja :) Do try it and share your feedback here :)

Anonymous said...

Can I skip maida?

Chitra said...

Yes,u can skip and add rice flour.

Sindhujabalaji said...

Tired idly manchurian today,though process is time consuming,bt worth making it...i use rice flour instead of maida bt still turns good...

Chitra said...

Thanks for the feedback Sindhuja :)

vibhasri said...

Looks awesome. Can u please say about the baking version too.. Will it change the taste?

Chitra said...

For baking version,grease the idli with oil & bake it in convection mode at 180c for 20 minutes by flipping the idli once in the middle.Bake till crispy.Then make the sauce and mix the idli,consume immediately.It tastes good and healthy too but deep fried has its own taste i feel :)