Shallow fried Idli (Excess Idlis edition)

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Over the next few weeks I will put up recipes that are derived from Idlis. What do I mean by this ? We prepare idlies in our daily life especially for breakfast. Normally some of these are left over and no one looks forward to having the same thing later in the day. So we normally would like to eat them in slightly different form.

First in the series of “recipes from excess Idlis” is the simplest – shallow-fried Idlis. Not that this requires a separate recipe post but for the benefit of beginners I am putting it up anyway.

What you need to have:

– Ready to eat idlies 10-15

– Oil to fry Around 2 tablespoons

Ready to serve Rice rava idlies

What you do with what you have:

1. Slice each idli into 2 slices so that it will be easier to fry them.

2. Place a Dosa gridle on medium flame and add cooking oil to it. On heating spread the idli slices spray cooking oil and fry on both the sides  of it till it turns light brown as shown in the image below.  One can even enjoy it with pure ghee and honey or even with Jaggery syrup and ghee.

Sliced idli being fried on the Dosa griddle

3.Serve hot with either dry chutney powder or even any wet chutney.

Shallow fried idlies with Dry chutney powder


5 thoughts on “Shallow fried Idli (Excess Idlis edition)

    Divya said:
    July 20, 2008 at 6:09 am

    Hmmm..Yummy fried idlis..I use coconut oil to fry the idlis and love having it with sugar(yes,sugar);-)!!Great entry!!

    prathibalrao responded:
    July 20, 2008 at 9:07 am

    Hi Divya,

    thanx once again. Its an encouragement.

    notyet100 said:
    July 20, 2008 at 12:07 pm

    nice idea to share,..waitin for next post,.

    prathibalrao responded:
    July 20, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    Thanx for ur comments

    […] This is the second in the series of posts on what to do when you have made more Idlis than you and your family could safely consume for breakfast. See previous one here. […]

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