Chilli Chicken Idli


1- 1 1/2 cup idli batter ( for 15 button/ mini idli’s)
100 gm boneless chicken
2 tsp plain flour
3 tbsp cornflour
1 tsp chilli paste
1/2 tbsp ginger, chopped
1/2 tbsp garlic, chopped
2 green chillies, chopped
1 onion, cubed
1/2 capsicum, cubed
3 dry red chillies, crushed
1/2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp tomato sauce
1/2-3/4 tsp pepper powder
1/2 cup chicken stock
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. Clean and cut chicken into thin strips and marinate it with chilli paste, plain flour, 1 tbsp cornflour and salt. Keep it aside for 20-30 minutes.
  5. Heat oil in a pan and fry the marinated chicken strips and keep it aside.
  6. Heat 1 1/2 tbsp oil in a pan and add chopped ginger, garlic, green chillies, cubed onion, capsicum and crushed dry red chillies and saute well till golden brown.
  7. Then add soy sauce and tomato sauce and saute for 1-2 minutes.
  8. Add salt and pepper powder to this and mix well. Add chicken stock and mix well.
  9. Add 2 tbsp cornflour mixed with little water and mix well. When it starts to thicken, add button idli’s and mix well for a minute.
  10. Then add the fried chicken strips and mix well for 2-3 minutes for the sauce to coat well with idli’s and chicken.
  11. Remove from the flame and garnish with chopped spring onions…Serve hot…

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