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Fried Idli

 Published 2008-Sep-08   Updated 2023-Jan-31

- Submitted by Rani

(Idly Fry, Idali Fry)

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Fried idli is a tasty South Indian tiffin. It is usually made using leftover idlis. It can also be made with fresh idlis too.

Recipe For Fried Idli


  • Idlis cut into cubes - 20 nos.
  • Mustard & Curry leafs - little for Tempering
  • Onions -1 finely chopped
  • Chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Salt - 1 tsp
  • Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp(optional)
  • Turmeric powder - a pinch
  • Yogurt - 2 tbsp


  1. Mix the sliced idlis with chilli powder,turmeric powder,salt and pepper powder(to mix evenly add little yogurt).
  2. Deep fry the idli mixture in oil.
  3. Heat oil in a pan ,add some mustard seeds as it splutters add curry leafs and onions.
  4. Once onions are nicely sauted add the fried idlis.
  5. Serve hot as a snack.

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Comments (8)

Person   ()
i liked the recipe because whenever idlis remain i was not getting the idea what to do with it but this recipe gave me the chance to prepare new menu
Person   ()
Yes its a whole new menu. Sometimes the recipes made with leftover food is more interesting than the original dish.
Person   ()
Wow this is so tangy!! I always used to microvave and have with sauce idli's that were a day older
I am trying this fried idlis for sure:)
Person   ()
oh that's nice. Try this also for a change.
Person   ()
you all recipes was very nice so thanking you
Person   ()
Its my pleasure!! :-)
Person   ()
its so tasty thank you for a wonderful and an easy dish
Person   ()
glad that you liked it.

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