Chilli Idli


7-8 leftover idli
3 tsp plain flour
2 + 2 tsp cornflour
1 big onion, chopped
2 tsp garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp ginger, finely chopped
3-4 green chillies, chopped
1 capsicum, cubed ( I used green and red capsicums)
1 tsp chilli powder
2 tsp chilli sauce
3-4 tsp tomato sauce
1 tsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp pepper powder
1/2 tsp sugar
salt to taste
oil, as required
2 tbsp chopped spring onions


  1. Cut each idli into equal sized cubes.
  2. In a bowl, prepare a batter of 2 tsp corn flour, plain flour and salt adding required water.
  3. Dip the idli pieces in this batter and fry them in the hot oil on medium flame till golden colour. Remove from the pan and keep it aside.
  4. Heat 1 1/2 tbsp oil in a pan and add chopped ginger, ginger and green chillies and saute for a minute.
  5. Add chopped onion and saute till light golden brown. Add cubed capsicum and saute for 2 minutes.
  6. Add chilli powder and mix well for a minute. Then add chilli sauce, tomato sauce, soy sauce, pepper powder and sugar and mix well. Adjust the salt.
  7. Mix 2 tsp cornflour with little water and add this and mix well.
  8. Add fried idlis and mix well for 2-3 minutes till sauce is well coated with idlis.
  9. Remove from the flame and garnish with chopped spring onions and serve…
  • Use cold idlis for this recipe…If your idlis are fresh, refrigerate it for at least 1 hour and then use…

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