Idli Manchurian


1- 1 1/2 cup idli batter ( for 15 button/ mini idli’s)
1 onion, chopped
1 tsp ginger, chopped
1 tsp garlic, chopped
2 green chillies, chopped
2-3 tsp soy sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp chilli sauce
2 tbsp cornflour
1/2 cup vegetable stock
2 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
1 tbsp spring onion, chopped
salt to taste


  1. First prepare the button / mini idlis.. Grease the mini idli moulds with little oil and spoon/pour the batter in each hole.
  2. Then steam cook it for 10-12 minutes .Switch off the flame and remove the moulds and keep it aside for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Then carefully remove the idli’s from the moulds using a spoon and keep it aside.
  4. Heat little oil in a pan and add chopped ginger, garlic, green chillies and onion and saute well till onion turns golden.
  5. Add soy sauce, tomato sauce, chilli sauce and vegetable stock and saute well for 2 minutes.
  6. Add cornflour to this and mix well. When it starts to thicken, add chopped coriander leaves and spring onion and mix well.
  7. Then add prepared 15 button idli’s and mix well for 2-3 minutes for the sauce to coat well. 
  8. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot…

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