Idli Chaat Recipe, South Indian Snack
by Tarla Dalal
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South meets North in this amazing fusion dish! Idli, the most common South Indian snack meets chaat, the most popular class of North Indian snacks, in this off-beat recipe.
We have deep-fried Idli cubes, laced them with curds and chutneys, and topped them with yummy garnishes like sev and coriander.
A sprinkling of spice powders boosts the aroma and taste of the Idli Chaat further, making it a unique and memorable treat.
This nice and chatpata snack is a wonderful way to make use of leftover idlis. You can surprise your kids with this when they come home from school, enjoy it as a tea-time snack or even serve it to guests.
You can also try other idli-based recipes like Idli Upma or Idli Milagai Podi .
- Cut each idli into 4 equal pieces using a sharp knife.
- Heat the oil in a deep-non-stick pan and deep-fry a few idli pieces on a medium flame till they turn crispy and golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper.
- Place half the deep-fried idli pieces in a serving plate.
- Top it with 5 tbsp of whisked curds and sprinkle a little salt over it. Spread 1 tsp of green chutney and 2 tsp of sweet chutney evenly over it.
- Finally sprinkle a little cumin seeds powder, chilli powder, 1 tbsp of sev and 1 tbsp of coriander evenly over it.
- Repeat steps 3 to 5 to make 1 more serving.
- Serve immediately.
Idli Chaat Recipe by Tarla Dalal
Idli Chaat Recipe, South Indian Snack recipe with step by step photos
Like Idli Chaat. Soft, spongy idli with sambhar and chutney are most peoples favorite but, what when they are made in excess quantity and you are bored eating it? Below are some quick and easy recipes you can make using leftover idlis :
For making the idli chaat recipe, cut each idli into 4 equal pieces or just bite sized pieces using a sharp knife. Leftover idlis or idli that have been cooled completely give out the best result. We have made idli using this recipe for South-Indian idli.
For frying the leftover idlis for the idli chaat recipe, heat the oil in a deep-non-stick pan.
Deep-fry a few idli pieces on a medium flame till they turn crispy and golden brown in colour from all the sides. Alternatively, you can even shallow fry the idlis in a pan using little oil or pan fry them on a dosa tava with oil or butter.
Drain the fried idli pieces on an absorbent paper
Place half the deep-fried idli pieces in a serving plate.
Top it with 5 tbsp of whisked curds. Ensure the curd is fresh and not sour. If you like crispy chaat then skip adding curd as the whisked curd will make the fried idli soft. Also, for dairy-free option skip adding the curd. Learn how to make fresh curd at home using this homemade dahi recipe with detailed step by step photos
Sprinkle a little salt over it. But, not too much as the idli and chutney have salt in it already
Spread 1 tsp of green chutney. We have used this recipe of green chutney.
Drizzle 2 tsp of sweet chutney evenly over it. Also, I make use of this recipe of sweet chutney to make a jar and store in the freezer
Finally sprinkle a little cumin seeds powder. Adding roasted jeera powder gives a great flavour to the idli chaat.
Also, sprinkle chilli powder. You can even sprinkle chaat masala or black salt to elevate the taste of the leftover idli chaat.
Top with 1 tbsp of sev. Also, you can put masala chana dal and masala peanuts to give an added spicy crunch to the chatpata idli chaat
Finally, sprinkle 1 tbsp of coriander evenly over idli chaat. If you like then you can put some finely chopped onions and tomatoes too.
Repeat steps 5 to 13 to make 1 more serving of fried idli chaat recipe.
Serve the Idli chaat immediately.
Be it rice, roti or bread, we have never wasted food at our home and my mother always comes up with a new fusion dish using these ingredients. Our collection of breakfast recipes using leftovers will teach you some quick and easy recipes that you can make using leftover food.
Nutrient values per serving
|Vitamin A||404.3 mcg|
|Vitamin B1||0.1 mg|
|Vitamin B2||0.1 mg|
|Vitamin B3||1.3 mg|
|Vitamin C||6.1 mg|
|Folic Acid||27.2 mcg|
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