Chilli Idli




Ingredients (for 2-3 servings)


  • 3-4 leftover idli (cut into small cubes)

  • 1 small capsicum (cut into small pieces)

  • 3-4 garlic (finely chopped)

  • ½ inch ginger (finely chopped)

  • 2-3 green chilli (slit lengthwise)

  • 1 large onion (finely chopped)

  • 2 tbsp Spring onion (cut into ½ inches pieces)

  • ½ tsp red chilli powder

  • ½ tsp sugar

  • ½ tsp soya sauce

  • ½ tsp tomato sauce

  • ¼ tsp pepper powder

  • Salt as per taste

  • 1 tbsp Oil

  • Oil for deep frying



Method (How to make chilli idli at home)


  • Cut the idlis into small cubes.

  • If you are using fresh idli keep in the fridge for atleast 30-40 minutes.

  • Heat oil in a wok , deep fry idli cubes till golden brown from each sides.

  • Drain in the excess oil of idli with tissue paper and set aside.

  • Heat oil in a pan, add garlic, ginger and green chillies and saute for a minute.

  • Add onion saute until slightly browned.

  • Then add capsicum, saute for 2mins.

  • Add red chilli powder saute for few seconds,  add the tomato sauce, soya sauce and bring the sauce to a quick boil. 

  • Add fried idlis and mix well for the sauce to coat well. Switch off the flame.

  • Serve hot chilli idli with tea or coffee.