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Chilli Idli Recipe

chili idli

Chilli Idli Recipe also known as idli chilli is a quick and easy snack with left over refrigerated idlies. Chilli idli is a healthy filling snack with a bunch of vegetables thrown in, kids will love this as an afterschool snack.

Amma, used to fry the idlies coated with a little chilli and turmeric powder; but I blindly omit that part when making (to be on the healthier side with everyday meal), but you can also lightly toast/roast this on a skillet if you want oil free.

The only drawback without frying or roasting is that the idlies will soak up all the sauces and will be a little crumbly or moist; since my kids do not have a problem with that I make this way.

Step by Step Method:
Serves: One.
I like to slice the cold idlis in strips; you can also chop them if you prefer.

When I am making for kids, I like to add in as much veggies as possible; so raid your fridge.

 Heat oil in a kadai or pan, add in the sliced garlic cloves. When it starts to turn brown, add in the sliced onions and saute for 1 minute on high heat.


Add in the sliced carrots and capsicum, mix well for a minute. Add in Kashmiri chilli powder, mix well, so that the raw flavor diminishes. Add in soy sauce, red chilli sauce, and tomato sauce. Sprinkle salt.

Add in the sliced idlies, mix well. Since we have not fried the idlies, they will turn a little soggy, so try not to mix too much as it might crumble. Sprinkle chopped spring onions and serve immediately. Kids will love this healthy snack!

Chilli Idli Recipe


PREP TIME: 2 mins    |  COOK TIME: 3 mins    |  AUTHOR::
  chilli idli  

  INGREDIENTS

  • Left over idlies: 4
  • Carrot: 1, sliced
  • Capsicum: 1/2, sliced
  • Onion: 1, sliced
  • Garlic: 4 cloves, sliced
  • Kashmiri Chilli Powder: 1 tsp
  • Soy Sauce: 1 tsp
  • Red Chilli Sauce: 1 tsp
  • Tomato sauce: 1 tsp
  • Salt: 1/2 tsp
  • Oil: 1-2 tbsp
  • Chopped Spring Onions to garnish


  METHOD:

  1. Slice the cold idlies in strips.
  2. Slice the onions, garlic, and vegetables.
  3. Heat oil in a kadai or pan, add in the sliced garlic cloves. When it starts to turn brown, add in the sliced onions and saute for 1 minute on high heat.
  4. Add in the sliced carrots and capsicum, mix well for a minute. Add in Kashmiri chilli powder, mix well, so that the raw flavor diminishes. Add in soy sauce, red chilli sauce, and tomato sauce. Sprinkle salt.
  5. Add in the sliced idlies, mix well. Since we have not fried the idlies, they will turn a little soggy, so try not to mix too much as it might crumble. Sprinkle chopped spring onions and serve immediately. Kids will love this healthy snack

NOTES

  • You can reduce Kashmiri chilli powder and red chilli sauce by half; if you dont want this spicy.
  • Since the sauces has salt in them, add salt cautiously. Make sure, you keep all the ingredients ready as it takes just 3 minutes to make on high heat.
  • This is a very healthy kid friendly snack with minimal oil; bachelors can also make this super easy snack.

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Comments

  1. Awesome and innovative dish. I never thought of eating idli without sambhar and chutney but yes now it seems to be possible. I am definitely gonna try the recipe this weekend itself. I will share the feedback with u.

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