Monday, June 25, 2012

Fried Masala Idli


10-15 idlis (prepared aleast 3-4hrs in advance & cool completely to room temperature)

For frying the idlis
3/4 cup all purpose flour (maida)
1/2 - 1 tsp red chilli powder
salt to taste (remember, the idlis already have some salt in them)
oil to shallow fry

For the rest of the masala
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 big red onion (finely chopped)
3-4 green chillies (slit in the middle)
a handful of curry leaves
a handful of cilantro (chopped)
2-3 tbsp idli/dosa podi


Prepare a medium-thick batter with flour, chilli powder, salt & some water.Cut the idlis into bite-sized cubes. Coat the idli pieces with the batter. Shallow fry in hot oil in batches.Drain the fried pieces on a paper towel.

In a separate pan, heat 1 tsp oil & add the mustard seeds. When it splutters, add the chopped onion & saute till it turns pink. Then add the slit green chillies & curry leaves. Saute for a few more mins.

Now add the idli/dosa podi & cook for 2-3 mins.

Add the fried idli pieces & coat them well with the masala.

Turn off the heat & garnish with finely chopped cilantro.

Serve hot with coconut chutney.

Enjoy as an evening snack.

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