Chilly Idli

Chilly idli is an amazing combo of south Indian healthy breakfast idli combined with Chinese delicious chilli gravy. It is a useful way to consume leftover idli as a  tea time snack. Childrens surely love to bite it. I already added one recipe with leftover idli in my blog in the past year.Check out Idli chaat. 

  1. Idli chopped in to small cubes-2 cup
  2. Oil-2 tbsp
  3. Sugar- 1/2 tsp
  4. Thinly chopped ginger-2 tsp
  5. Thinly chopped garlic-2 tsp
  6. Thinly chopped green chilly-2 tsp
  7. Curry leaves-1 spring
  8. Onion cubed-1 small
  9. Kashmiri chilly powder-1 tbsp
  10. Tomato-1 large (or 2 small)
  11. Salt-to taste
  12. Corn flour-1 tbsp
  13. Chopped spring onion-few to garnish
  • Blend the chopped tomatoes in to smooth puree in a blender without adding any water; keep aside.
  • Mix cornflour with 1/4 cup of water and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan; add sugar; allow to browned the sugar.
  • When it is browned in color add chopped ginger followed by garlic, green chilly and curry leaves.
  • Saute for 1 minute until the raw smell goes off.
  • Add cubed onion and saute for 2 minutes until transparent.
  • Add kashmiri chilly powder and mix well.
  • Add pureed tomato and salt; cook on low flame for about 5-6 minutes until the raw taste of tomatoes are gone and thickens.
  • Add cornflour paste and mix well for a minute.
  • Add cubed idli pieces; mix well.
  • Cook until the idli pieces are well coated with the gravy (about 5-6 minutes) and dries out all the water content in it.
  • Switch off the flame by sprinkling spring onion chopped.
  • Serve hot and enjoy with a cup of tea!!
Note:You can use tomato ketchup instead of pureed tomato used here. Then you don't need to add sugar at first
Check out the below video to make your cooking easier😊
Chilly Idli Chilly Idli Reviewed by fejnaem on 20:32 Rating: 5

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