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Thursday, August 20, 2009


After a break for 8 days, today I thought of posting a recipe. A quick lunch box recipe and an interesting dish for the children. Very easy to do dish.INGREDIENTS:

Idli - 12 no.
Big onion - 1 or 2
Tomato - 3
Garam masala - 1 tsp.
Sambhar powder - 1 tsp.
Coriander leaves - few
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Curry leaves - (optional)
Salt - as per taste
Oil - 3 tablespoon
Ghee - 1 tablespoon
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Urad dhal - 1 tsp.


Allow the idli to cool and cut it into cubes.

Chop onions finely.

Grind tomatoes to a fine paste. (Do not add water).

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add urad dhal, hing and turmeric powder. When golden brown, add chopped onions and saute till translucent. Now add the tomato puree, and sambhar powder. Add salt just for this mixture. (Already there is salt in the idli). Mix well. Saute till the raw smell is diffused. Now add the garam masala and ghee. Saute for a minute. Add the cubed idli pieces. Mix well till all the mixture is coated in the idli pieces evenly.
Add chopped coriander leaves and mix gently.

This can be served hot and also tastes good when not hot. So, you can pack it for lunch box also.


  1. Hi Ma'am I also made the same with mini idlis will post the recipe soon. Looks very tasty...

  2. Masala Idly looks lovely and delicious..

  3. Looks fab...nice recipe...I shall try

  4. Thats a good way to use leftover idlis

  5. Looks perfect and yummyy.. thanks for sharing.. :)

  6. Masala idli looks perfect a quick fix lunch box menu...

  7. Simple and delicious dish Shanti....like you said must be a hit with kids :)

  8. Masala idli looks spicy and tasty,,i always make idli upma with left over idlies,will try this soon..

  9. i love any variations made to idly except the idli iteself :D

  10. Very different yet so yummy :-). Will give it a try next time I grind some idli batter.

  11. looks awesome...


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