Idli Chaat Recipe, South Indian Snack


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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 .

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Idli Chaat Recipe, South Indian Snack recipe - How to make Idli Chaat Recipe, South Indian Snack

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 2 servings
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Ingredients
6 6 leftover idlis
oil for deep-frying
10 tbsp whisked curds (dahi)
salt for sprinkling
2 tsp green chutney
4 tsp sweet chutney
cumin seeds (jeera) powder for sprinkling
chilli powder for sprinkling
2 tbsp sev
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
Method
    Method
  1. Cut each idli into 4 equal pieces using a sharp knife.
  2. 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.
  3. Place half the deep-fried idli pieces in a serving plate.
  4. 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.
  5. Finally sprinkle a little cumin seeds powder, chilli powder, 1 tbsp of sev and 1 tbsp of coriander evenly over it.
  6. Repeat steps 3 to 5 to make 1 more serving.
  7. Serve immediately.

Idli Chaat Recipe by Tarla Dalal

Idli Chaat Recipe, South Indian Snack recipe with step by step photos

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  1. 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 :

Method for Idli Chaat

  1. 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.
  2. For frying the leftover idlis for the idli chaat recipe, heat the oil in a deep-non-stick pan.
  3. 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.
  4. Drain the fried idli pieces on an absorbent paper
  5. Place half the deep-fried idli pieces in a serving plate.
  6. 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 
  7. Sprinkle a little salt over it. But, not too much as the idli and chutney have salt in it already
  8. Spread 1 tsp of green chutney. We have used this recipe of green chutney
  9. 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 
  10. Finally sprinkle a little cumin seeds powder. Adding roasted jeera powder gives a great flavour to the idli chaat.
  11. Also, sprinkle chilli powder. You can even sprinkle chaat masala or black salt to elevate the taste of the leftover idli chaat.
  12. 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
  13. Finally, sprinkle 1 tbsp of coriander evenly over idli chaat. If you like then you can put some finely chopped onions and tomatoes too.
  14. Repeat steps 5 to 13 to make 1 more serving of fried idli chaat recipe.
  15. Serve the Idli chaat immediately.
  16. 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
Energy250 cal
Protein8 g
Carbohydrates34.9 g
Fiber3.3 g
Fat7 g
Cholesterol12 mg
Vitamin A404.3 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B31.3 mg
Vitamin C6.1 mg
Folic Acid27.2 mcg
Calcium184 mg
Iron1.6 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium24.8 mg
Potassium181.2 mg
Zinc0.6 mg

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Idli Chaat Recipe, South Indian Snack
5
 on 10 Oct 17 09:00 AM


These crispy fried idlis are so good but when topped with curds and chutneys and made a chaat is is truly awesome...