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Masala Idli

- recipe by Inara submitted on 04-16-2009

Leftover Idlis - 4
Onion - 1 big/ 2 small (finely chopped)
Tomatoes - 2 (chopped)
Ginger - 1"piece (finely chopped)
Green chillies - 2
Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp (or to taste)
Garam masala - a pinch
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Water - 1/2 cup
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Urad dal - 1/4 tsp
Curry Leaves - 1 strand
Cilantro (coriander leaves) - handful (finely chopped)
Salt - to taste
1. Cut the leftover idlis into small cubes.
2. Heat oil in a kadai and splutter the mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves.
3. Add the onions, green chillies and chopped ginger and fry for few minutes till it turns light brown in colour.
4. Add the tomatoes, chilly powder, turmeric powder and cook till it is done. 
5. Then add water and bring to a boil.
6. To this add the idli pieces, cover with a lid and simmer for few minutes.
7. After the idlis have absorbed all the water, sprinkle garam masala powder and chopped coriander leaves and serve. 

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Person   ()
hi, good recipe.

instructions could be detailed ... I didnt know when to switch the gas off - so even after adding idli pieces to boiled water, I left the gas on - result - halwa !

please bear in mind that not all readers will be cooks.

Person   ()
So sorry about the mess. Will try to make the future details more detailed.

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Comment by ajitha kumaran
i prepared d was really awesome.for a change i just mashed the was really husband realy liked it!! thank you very much!!

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Comment by ajitha kumaran
thanks for the beautiful and easy recipes...

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Comment by Selvi Subramanian
Sorry for troubling you..i didnt notice..Thanks for your reply..

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Thats OK. Feel free to ask your doubts, if any.

Comment by Selvi Subramanian
In this recipe u have metioned that we have to pour water & bring to boil..if you can please mention us , how much water to pour..
Is it like we have to pour 1 or 2 tumblers of water or just 1/4 tumbler ..please let us know..

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Hi Selvi, The amount of water is mentioned in the ingredients list.  Thank You.

Comment by Kokila Perumal on 05 March 2010 16:29PM       
iam a beginner in cooking.. i have not tried any of your recipes yet.. just noting them down to start with.. i have to appreciate you for providing a photocopy of the end result of the recipes.. its great to see how the outcome would be!! thanks

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Thanks for the compliments Kokila. Good that you are noting down the recipes. Start trying them one by one!!!

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