Idli Chaat Recipe by Tarla Dalal

Idli Chaat Recipe 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.

  

Recipe Description for Idli Chaat Recipe, South Indian Snack

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Makes 2 servings


Ingredients

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
  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.

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