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Idli Upma

Idli upma is normally prepared with the leftover idlis. Leftover idlis are scrambled into tiny pieces and seasoned with onion and chillies. I tried the following recipe without scrambling, but cut it into small squares.

Idli Upma

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Recipe by S Kamala Course: BreakfastCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes

Idli upma is normally prepared with the leftover idlis. Leftover idlis are scrambled into tiny pieces and seasoned with onion and chillies

Ingredients

  • Idli (left over) – 4 to 5 Nos

  • Big onion – 1 No

  • Green Chillies – 2 to 3 Nos

  • Fresh ginger – a small piece

  • Carrot – 1 No

  • Idli Milagai Podi – 1 to 2 teaspoons

  • Turmeric powder – a pinch

  • Oil (preferrably gingelly oil) – 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Bengal gram dhal – 1 tablespoon

  • Urad dhal – 1 tablespoon

  • Asafoetida Powder – a pinch

  • Curry leaves – few

  • Salt – a pinch

Directions

  • Cut the idlis using a sharp knife into small squares. Keep aside.
  • Chop onion, green chillies and fresh ginger finely.
  • Remove the skin from carrot and cut it into small pieces.
  • In a pan add the oil and when it is hot add mustard. When it pops up, add bengal gram dhal and urad dhal along with asafoetida and fry till the dhals become light brown.
  • Add curry leaves, carrot pieces, chopped onion, green chillies and ginger pieces. Fry on medium flame for two to three minutes.
  • Then add idli pieces along with a pinch of salt and turmeric powder. Stir gently.
  • Sprinkle idli milagai podi, mix thoroughly and remove it.
  • Tips:
  • After removing from stove, you can add few drops of lemon juice. Also you can add cashew nuts.
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