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
- 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.
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