Idli Upma, Upma with Left Over Idlis Recipe
by Tarla Dalal
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This is how South Indian typically finish off leftover idlis made properly, it is so tasty that you can even serve it to guests.
Sometimes, people even make Idli upma out of fresh idlis, as it is an interesting alternative to usual Idli and dosas.
Besides Idli Upma you can use leftover idlis to make a variety of other recipes like Dahi Idli , Fried Idlis with Curd Dip , Spicy Tava Idlis , Idli Chaat, Idli Curry and Idli Chilli.
Enjoy how to make Idli Upma recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.
- To make idli upma, crumble all the idlis in a deep bowl and keep aside.
- Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the mustard seeds and red chillies and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
- When the seeds crackle, add the carrot, green peas, tomatoes, salt and 2 tbsp of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
- Finally, add the crumbled idlis, mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Serve idli upma immediately with coconut chutney.
Idli Upma Video by Tarla Dalal
Idli Upma, Upma with Left Over Idlis Recipe recipe with step by step photos
Idli Upma is made from leftover Idlis. Idli is a popular South-Indian breakfast recipe. Apart from relishing them with piping hot sambhar and coconut chutney, you can make use of leftover idlis to make an array of snack recipes :
Crumble all the idlis in a deep bowl and keep aside. Depending upon your preference, you can crumble them fine or coarse. If you are making use of fresh idlis, then cool them completely and then crumble to avoid them getting completely mashed. Idlis refrigerated for 5-6 hours or overnight give the best results. We have made idlis using this detailed recipe of idli.
Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan.
Once the oil is hot, add the mustard seeds. Urad dal, chana dal, cumin seeds and curry leaves are other popular ingredients added to the upma tadka.
Add the red chillies
Sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
When the seeds crackle, add the carrot.
Add the green peas.
Add the tomatoes and salt. Onions, Potatoes, French beans are some other veggies which you can add to the idli upma but, they take a little longer time to cook.
Add the 2 tbsp of water
Mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
Finally, add the crumbled idlis. If you wish to make a spicy idli upma, then add other Indian spices like red chilli powder, malga podi etc. Also, the idli upma recipe can be prepared with any variety of idlis like the oats idli, rava idli or nachni idli.
Mix gently and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Do not cook them for more time or else the idlis will start frying and turn brown. If you feel like the idli upma is turning dry then add some more water and mix it.
Serve the idli upma immediately with coconut chutney. Also, you can garnish with toasted cashew nuts to add a unique bite.
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