Masala Idli

                  Masala idli is a tasty dish prepared with left over idlis. It is easy to prepare and can be served as a snack or breakfast item..


6 idlis
2 small onions, finely chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 big green chilly, finely chopped
1 tbsp ginger, finely chopped
1 1/2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
3/4 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp asafoetida
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
2 tsp urad dal
3 dry red chillies
2 sprigs curry leaves
coriander leaves, chopped


  1. Cut idlis into small pieces and keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds and urad dal. Add dry red chillies and curry leaves.
  3. Add chopped ginger and green chillies and saute for a minute.
  4. Add chopped onions and saute. When its color starts to change, reduce the heat and add turmeric powder, chilli powder and asafoetida and mix well.
  5. Add chopped tomatoes and salt and saute till soft. Add garam masala and water and cook until it thickens. 
  6. Add coriander leaves and idli pieces and mix well till the idlis are well coated with masala.
  7. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot…..


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