Idli Curry

Idli Curry

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A multi-flavoured delicacy prepared with fresh or leftover idlis, the Idli Curry has a pleasing texture and a tongue-tingling flavor, thanks to tangy tomato pulp, peppy spice powders and pastes, and a pinch of sugar to highlight all other flavours.

You can prepare this as a quick Breakfast using the previous day’s idli’s or prepare it fresh as a snack. It is tasty enough to be served as a starter at a Party too.

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Idli Curry recipe - How to make Idli Curry

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 4 servings
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8 leftover idlis , cut into cubes
1/2 cup finely chopped onions
1/2 tsp ginger (adrak) paste
1 cup fresh tomato pulp
1/2 cup boiled green peas
1 tsp sambhar powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder
a pinch of sugar
salt to taste
1/4 cup milk
3 tbsp oil
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania) for the garnish
  1. Heat 2 ½ tbsp of oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the idli cubes and sauté on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes, or till the idlis turn light brown in colour. Remove and keep aside.
  2. Heat the remaining ½ tbsp of oil in the same pan, add the onions and ginger paste and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  3. Add the tomato pulp, green peas, sambhar masala, chilli powder, sugar and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  4. Add ¼ cup of water and milk, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Just before serving, re-heat the curry and add the idli cubes. Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  6. Serve immediately garnished with coriander.


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Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy371 cal
Protein8.2 g
Carbohydrates44.2 g
Fiber4.4 g
Fat17.6 g
Cholesterol2 mg
Sodium19.5 mg
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Idli Curry
 on 28 Jan 13 10:39 AM

Nice innovation with idlis.